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International Resource Politics in the Asia-Pacific : The Political Economy of Conflict and Cooperation

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Resource security is a new battleground in the international politics of the Asia-Pacific. With demand for minerals and energy surging, disputes are emerging over access and control of scarce natural resource endowments. Drawing on critical insights from political economy, this book explains why resources have emerged as a source of inter-state conflict in the region.Jeffrey Wilson shows how resources have emerged as a new cause of tension between key regional powers, including China, Japan, Indonesia, Russia and the United States. He focuses on three in-depth case studies of contemporary resource conflicts in Asia; the regional scramble for oil and gas, the ‘iron ore war’ between Australia and China, and the threat of rare earth minerals to economic and military security.International Resource Politics in Asia-Pacific will appeal to students and academics of international political economy, international relations and Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, managers and analysts of the Asia-Pacific region.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Political Science, Nature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Author: Jeffrey David Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2017
TCIN: 52778097
UPC: 9781786438461
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-8593
$130.00

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