Title

The Political Economy in East Asia's Security Prospects: A Critical Review of the Literature

Department

Social Work & Human Services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1996

Abstract

The current literature concerning East Asia's security prospects in the face of the region's continued economic expansion and political development is full of contradictory predictions and analyses. The confusion is primarily due to the implicit assumptions underlying most of the current studies-universal, deterministic, and state-centric. The different views of East Asia's security prospects originate from the some kind of assumption that all decision makers will respond to external factors in certain uniform manners. This paper challenges this assumption and suggests that a substate level analytical approach, which examines how external factors interact with decisionmakers in different countries, might be a better way to enhance our understanding on the subject.

Journal

Issues & Studies: A Social Science Quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian Affairs

Journal ISSN

1013-2511

Volume

32

Issue

11

First Page

31

Last Page

49

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