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Small Powers and Trading Security

Contexts, Motives and Outcomes

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Introduces the innovative concept of cohabitative security

  • Integrates traditional and human security into one cohesive whole

  • Sheds light on four important but often-neglected countries in East Asia

Part of the book series: International Political Economy Series (IPES)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Small Powers and the Security Utility of Trade

    • Michael Intal Magcamit
    Pages 1-37
  3. Small powers and trading security: lessons and outlooks

    • Michael Intal Magcamit
    Pages 203-224
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 225-269

About this book

This book examines why and how small powers link their security interests and trade agendas, and how security threats influence the facilitation and outcome of their trade activities. In doing so, it analyses the increasingly complex connections between trade and security, demonstrating how these linkages affect the overall security of four small but important states in East Asia. Focusing on the role of high levels of internal and external insecurities, marginal geo-economic size and peripheral geopolitical position, and multidimensional and multidirectional security contexts and threats, the author concludes that for every security enhancement that a linkage creates a consequent security risk is generated. In other words, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are effectively trading their security. This innovative book will appeal to political scientists, economists, and security and trade experts.

Keywords

  • Free trade
  • Globalization
  • East Asia
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations

Reviews

“A comprehensive and well-researched analysis of the complex ways that small countries integrate their trade policies with other domestic and international policy objectives. This book offers important insights into the political economy of Asia, as well as to the importance of trade policy linkages.” (David Vogel, University of California, USA)

“Are Asia’s free trade agreements merely “much ado about nothing”? No, says this important and original book: for small states, they can be matters of life and death. Potently challenging both realism and liberalism, Small Powers shows how weak states create trade linkages to gain both state and human security – but also how this can create new forms of insecurity. This is a significant contribution to the literature on security studies, international political economy, Asian regionalism, and small states’ foreign policies.” (Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London, UK)<

Authors and Affiliations

  • Musashi University, Japan

    Michael Intal Magcamit

About the author

Michael Intal Magcamit is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Musashi University, Japan.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-38815-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)