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Security Strategies of Middle Powers in the Asia Pacific

Ralf Emmers Sarah Teo



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Academic Monographs
05 February 2018
Why do some middle powers adopt a regional security strategy that is more functional in nature while others seem to rely on a more normative one?

Security Strategies of Middle Powers in the Asia Pacific examines what drives the different regional security strategies of four middle powers in the Asia Pacific- Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia.

Drawing on the extant middle power literature, the authors argue that the regional security strategies of middle powers could take two forms, namely, functional or normative. A functional strategy means that the middle power targets its resources to address a specific problem that it has a high level of interest in, while a normative strategy refers to a focus on promoting general behavioural standards and confidence building at the multilateral level.

This book argues that whether a middle power ultimately employs a more functional or normative regional security strategy depends on its resource availability and strategic environment.
By:   Ralf Emmers, Sarah Teo
Imprint:   Academic Monographs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   410g
ISBN:   9780522873047
ISBN 10:   0522873049
Pages:   277
Publication Date:   05 February 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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