The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security: How Thought and Talk Make War and PeaceBy: See Seng Tan (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThis 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 AuthorSee Seng Tan is Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University.
ContentsPreface 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.
- publication date: 30/11/2006
- ISBN13: 9780773454422
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 284
- ID: 9780773454422
- ISBN10: 077345442X
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