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New security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific: extending regionalism from Southeast to Northeast China

By Christopher R. Hughes


This article explains the emerging security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific in the context of the project to establish an “Asian Community”. Although the model of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been constrained by a post-colonial attachment to sovereignty, new processes of domestic democratisation, taking in new members and dealing with non-traditional security threats have led to an acceptance of the need to deepen its social and political pillars. The real test for this project, however, will be whether it can be extended to Northeast Asia, where relations between states are still characterised by traditional power-balancing and rising nationalism

Topics: JC Political theory
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1080/03932720701567547
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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