The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon

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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002 - Political Science - 224 pages
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 In the turbulent decade since the ending of the Cold War in Europe, a new element of the international relations of Asia and the Pacific has been the emergence of multilateral security dialogues. Both in governmental arenas such as the ASEAN Regional Forum and numerous "track two" channels including the Council for Security Co-operation in Asia-Pacific, it has been a decade of creative interaction and new thinking. The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon identifies the key phrases and ideas that have been the foundation of these dialogues, looking at their origins in international diplomacy and tracing their specific adaptation and modification to the conditions of a trans-Pacific setting. Of interest to both theoreticians and practitioners, the Lexicon is at once a handbook for regional diplomacy and an assessment of the factors that have shaped regional discussions.

 

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Contents

Ad Hoc Multilateralism
11
Balance of Power
28
Coercive Diplomacy
43
Common Security
59
Concert of Powers
76
Confidence and SecurityBuilding Measures
89
Engagement
108
Flexible Consensus
136
Middle Power
161
New Security Approach
175
Security Community
198
Track OneandaHalf
211
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About the author (2002)

 • David Capie is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

• Paul Evans is the Co-CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, on secondment from the University of British Columbia where he is Professor in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies and cross-appointed to the Institute for Asian Research and the Liu Institute for Global Issues

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