The new continentalism : energy and twenty-first-century Eurasian geopolitics /
Kent E. Calder.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
xxxiv, 377 p. : ill.. maps ; 24 cm.
0300171021 (pbk.), 9780300171020 (pbk.)
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New Haven : Yale University Press, c2012.
0300171021 (pbk.)
9780300171020 (pbk.)
contents note
The challenge of a new world emerging -- Where geography still matters -- Six critical junctures and Eurasia's transformation -- Comparative energy producer profiles -- The comparative political economy of Eurasian petrostates -- Energy-insecure Asian capitalist consumers -- Emerging ententes amid complex continentalism -- Strategic implications -- Prospects and policy implications -- Appendix A: Profiles of Eurasian growth -- Appendix B: Eurasian continentalist organizations..
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-366) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kent E. Calder is Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in Washington, D.C. The recent author of Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations, Calder has also taught at Princeton and Harvard universities. He served previously as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and as Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
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Appeared in Choice on 2012-12-01:
Calder (director, Reischauer Center, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins Univ.) provides an insightful and well-documented analysis of what he sees as a developing energy complementarity between the Eurasian states that supply energy and the states of East and South Asia that are significant consumers of imported hydrocarbons. Calder frames this analysis within the context of geopolitical analyses, in particular the analytic framework originally presented by Nicholas Spykman, which stressed the significance of control of the Eurasian core landmass. Calder elucidates six critical events, turning points that contributed to an increased potential for the growth of an increasingly complex set of interactions among Eurasian energy exporters and importers. Calder's concluding chapters, which focus upon the strategic and policy implications of this emerging complex continental relationship, should interest energy analysts, analysts of Asian international relations, readers interested in the implications of this emerging relationship for US and European foreign policy, and readers interested in the potentially shifting power relations in the international system as a whole. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. C. W. Herrick Muhlenberg College
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Main Description
In this groundbreaking book Kent E. Calder argues that a new transnational configuration is emerging in Asia, driven by economic growth, rising energy demand, and the erosion of longstanding geopolitical divisions. What Calder calls the New Silk Roadwith a strengthening multi-faceted relationship between East Asia and the Middle East at its corecould eventually emerge as one of the world's most important multilateral configurations. Straddling the border between comparative politics and international relations theory, this important book will stimulate debate and discussion in both fields.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In this book, Kent Calder argues that a new transnational configuration is developing in Asia, driven by economic growth, rising energy demand, and the collapse of longstanding geopolitical boundaries.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
A Note on Conventionsp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
The Challenge of a New World Emergingp. 1
Where Geography Still Mattersp. 15
Six Critical Junctures and Eurasia's Transformationp. 47
Comparative Energy Producer Profilesp. 100
The Comparative Political Economy of Eurasian Petrostatesp. 114
Energy-Insecure Asian Capitalist Consumersp. 151
Emerging Ententes Amid Complex Continentalismp. 199
Strategic Implicationsp. 247
Prospects and Policy Implicationsp. 274
Profiles of Eurasian Growthp. 299
Eurasian Continentalist Organizationsp. 303
Notesp. 305
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 367
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