The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security: How Thought and Talk Make War and Peace

The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security: How Thought and Talk Make War and Peace

By: See Seng Tan (author)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.

Description

This study addresses the dearth of critical and/or post-positivist perspectives in security studies of and about the Asia-Pacific region. It demonstrates how regional communities of security specialists and intellectuals, including knowledge communities such as ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS) and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) have contributed to just such a state-centric, political imaginary at the expense of alternative ideas while promoting and legitimizing their own identities as authorities on regional security.

About Author

See Seng Tan is Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University.

Contents

Preface by Sheldon W. Simon; Acknowledgements; List of Tables; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The Desire for Essence in Asia-Pacific Security; 3. A 'Radical' Constructivist Approach to Asia-Pacific Security; 4. Constructing the Asia-Pacific as a Realm of Abjection; 5. Constructing the Asia-Pacific as a Region of Strategic Uncertainty; 6. Constructing Agency and Sovereign Subjectivity in Asia-Pacific Security; 7. Constructing the 'Authority' of Knowledge Communities; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454422
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780773454422
  • ISBN10: 077345442X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close