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Asian Military Evolutions

Civil Military Relations in Asia

Edited by Alan Chong and Nicole Jenne

This book explores civil-military relations in Asia. With chapters on individual countries in the region, it provides a comprehensive account of the range of contemporary Asian practices under conditions of abridged democracy, soft authoritarianism or complete totalitarianism.

Bristol Uni Press

A Hierarchical Vision of Order

Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy in Asia

China’s vision for international order is a matter of great global interest. This book analyses China’s vision for foreign policy and how it is seeking to achieve its goals with its immediate neighbours.

Bristol Uni Press

The EU Migrant Generation in Asia

Middle-Class Aspirations in Asian Global Cities

Drawing on a comparative study with individuals who migrated to Singapore and Tokyo in 2010s, this book demonstrates how migration to Asian business centres has become an alternative to a middle-class life in Europe and how the perceived insecurities of life in the crisis-ridden EU result in these migrants’ prolonged stay in Asia.

Bristol Uni Press

Middle Powers in Asia Pacific Multilateralism

A Differential Framework

Drawing on insights from differentiation theory, this book examines the participation of middle powers in multilateralism. Taking Australia, Indonesia and South Korea as examples, it sets out a valuable new framework to explain and understand the behaviour of middle powers in multilateralism.

Bristol Uni Press

China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies to the Global South

Between Politics and Business

This book unpacks the political economy of China’s COVID-19 vaccine supplies to the Global South. Examining the political and economic forces at play, the book demonstrates how China’s vaccine provisions have been determined by a complex set of commercial interests, domestic politics, and geopolitical relationships.

Bristol Uni Press

The Authoritarian Century

China's Rise and the Demise of the Liberal International Order

Chris Ogden argues that, as the world capitulates to China’s preferred authoritarian order, other world powers are moving to this as a dominant global phenomenon, which will transform global institutions, human rights and political systems.

Bristol Uni Press

The South Asia to Gulf Migration Governance Complex

In this book, a team of international contributors examine the often-overlooked complex governance of the South Asia to Gulf migration corridor. The conclusions drawn enable readers to better understand migration in this region, while also providing a model for analyzing global migration governance in practice in different parts of the world.

Bristol Uni Press

Post-Liberal Statebuilding in Central Asia

Imaginaries, Discourses and Practices of Social Ordering

Drawing on decolonial perspectives on peace, statehood and development, this illuminating book examines post-liberal statebuilding in Central Asia. Through its analysis, the book highlights the problem with assumptions about liberal democracy, modern statehood and capitalist development as the standard template for post-conflict countries.

Bristol Uni Press

China’s Rise and Rethinking International Relations Theory

Bringing together leading scholars from Asia and the West, this book investigates how the dynamics of China’s rise in world politics contributes to theory-building in International Relations (IR). In doing so, the volume builds a strong case for a genuinely global and post-Western IR.

Bristol Uni Press

The EU-China Security Paradox

Cooperation Against All Odds?

In this enlightening analysis, Julia Gurol unpicks the complex security relations between the European Union (EU) and China. Systematic and accessible, this is an essential guide to the past, present and future of one of the world’s most important, yet most complicated, security relationships.

Bristol Uni Press

Fuelling Insecurity

Energy Securitization in Azerbaijan

This book examines the extensive network of security professionals and the wide range of practices that have spread in Azerbaijan’s energy sector. It unpacks the interactions of state, supra‐state, and private security organisations and argues that energy security has enabled and normalised a coercive way of exercising power.

Bristol Uni Press

Parliamentary Diplomacy of Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

Against Isolation and Under-representation

Through a comparative perspective, and using evidence from the relations of the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan with the US Congress and the European Parliament, this book assesses both the potentials and the constraints of parliamentary diplomacy for Taiwan.

Bristol Uni Press