Asian Perspective

Provides articles on global, regional, and transnational issues affecting Northeast Asia.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, 2008

Competing for Markets and Influence: Asian National Oil Companies in Eurasia*
This article discusses the asset acquisitions of Asian national oil companies (NOCs) in the energy-rich states of Russia and Central Asia, and considers the implications for economic and geopolitical stability. Asian NOC investment in these countries...
Explaining India's Nuclearization: Engaging Realism and Social Constructivism*
This article presents an analytical hybrid of realism and critical social constructivism as its theoretical framework, and representations of (in)securities as an interpretation of politics, to explain India's nuclearization policies. Arguing that a...
Gendering Legitimacy through the Reproduction of Memories and Violent Discourses in Cambodia
This article argues that the legitimacy of both male and female politicians in Cambodia is partly built on discourses of violence and reconstructed memories of the past. From this standpoint, this article looks at how women's and men's relation to violence-and...
Korea's Fdi-Led Economic Liberalism: A Critical View
This article argues that Korea's prevailing strong belief in self-sufficiency and the legacy of the state-led and overly regulated external policies which dominated prior to the 1997 financial crisis had become an obstacle to Korea's seeming pursuit...
South Korean National Pride: Determinants, Changes, and Suggestions*
This study looks at how proud South Koreans are of their nation's achievements, how strongly South Koreans feel their country is superior to other countries, what factors are important to explain differences in national pride, and how important perceptions...
State, Self-Organization, and Identity in the Building of Sino-U.S. Cooperation in Science and Technology*
Cooperation in science has become an important part of the relations between China and the United States, and is usefully seen in the context of the worldwide phenomenon of increasing international scientific cooperation. Attempts to explain this increase...
Theorizing East Asian International Relations in Korea*
This article discusses the analytically unbalanced theorizing in International Relations (IR) when it comes to a region, or subsystem. The tension is between theoretical universalism and contextual exceptionalism, and it is present in the IR community...
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