The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon (Upated 2nd Edition)

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About the Publication

The ending of the Cold War opened a new debate across the Pacific about the meaning of security and the new regional multilateral institutions that were beginning to emerge.
           The first edition of the The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon, published in 2002, identified and defined the key concepts and ideas central to security discourse in the region.
           This second edition updates all of the entries and examines the origins and meanings of some of the new terms in common usage in a different historical setting, among them "terrorism", "pre-emption", "preventive war", "a la carte multilateralism", "coalition of the willing", and China's "peaceful rise". And it looks at how concepts such as "human security" and "non-traditional security" have evolved and found new adherents.
           Both a diplomatic handbook and theoretical exploration, the Lexicon is based on the analysis of more than 3,000 books, articles, conference reports, and speeches. It does not aim to resolve the disagreements about how words are used. Rather, it makes their evolution clearer for academics and practitioners seeking consensual knowledge.


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The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon (Upated 2nd Edition) [Whole Publication] 28.00 USD
Preliminary pages
Ad Hoc Multilateralism
A la Carte Multilateralism
Balance of Power
Coalition of the Willing
Coercive Diplomacy
Collective Defence
Collective Security
Common Security
Comprehensive Security
Concert of Powers
Concerted Unilateralism
Confidence-Building Measures
Confidence- and Security-Building Measures
Constructive Interventions
Cooperative Security
Flexible Consensus
Human Security
Humanitarian Intervention
Middle Power
Mutual Security
New Security Approach
Non-Traditional Security
Open Regionalism
Peaceful Rise
Pre-emption and Preventive War
Preventive Diplomacy
Security Community
Track One
Track One-and-a-Half
Track Two
Track Three
Trust-Building Measures
About the Authors

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