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Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific Region

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About this book

In this book a multinational and inter-disciplinary group of contributors have written original essays seeking to provide the first profile of the strategic cultures of the states of the Asia-Pacific region. Strategic culture consists of the traditional cultural, historical, political and societal factors that help shape the defence policies and strategic behaviour of countries. As such, it is a necessary element in understanding the security issues of this changing and increasingly significant region in world politics. In addition to contributing to a better understanding of the security problems and prospects of the Asia-Pacific, the book gives additional empirical flesh to the developing concept of strategic culture and also relates it to the prospects for conflict management in the region, as well as military strategy.


  • behavior
  • China
  • conflict
  • conflict management
  • culture
  • management
  • Military Strategy
  • politics
  • state
  • strategy

About the authors

DEWI FORTUNA ANWAR Head, Regional and International Affairs Division, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia GRAEME CHEESEMAN Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia C. L. CHIOU Associate Professor of Government, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia KANG CHOI Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Defence Analysis, Seoul, South Korea RICHARD A. DECK Vice President, Catalyst Concepts and Founding Director, Asia-Pacific Policy Research Institute, California, USA DAVID W. P. ELLIOT Professor of Political Science, Pomona College, Claremont, USA CHANDRAN JESHURUN Senior Fellow, Malaysian International Affairs Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ALAN MACMILLAN has recently completed his PhD, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK NAOKO SAJIMA Assistant Professor (Research Associate), National Institute for Defence Studies, Tokyo, Japan CHAIWAT SATHA-ANAND Professor of Political Science, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand RAMESH THAKUR Professor and Head, Peace Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia TIN MAUNG MAUNG THAN Research Fellow, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore WILLIAM T. TOW Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia WILFRIDO V. VILLACORTA Professor of Political Science and President, Yuchengco Institute of Philippines-Japan Relations, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines SHU GUANG ZHANG Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

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