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The conventional understanding of Singapore's foreign policy can be summarized in three main propositions: first, it is dictated by the imperatives of being a small state; second, its primary purpose is to ensure Singapore's survival, given its small size; and third, this logic of survival dictates a realpolitik approach to foreign policy and national security. This book argues that an exclusively realist view of Singapore's foreign policy is inadequate. Singapore's foreign policy is also shaped by the positive effects of economic interdependence and regional institution-building instruments that realists tend to dismiss, but which Singapore has self-consciously tried to promote as instruments of regional order. The book first looks at the evolution of Singapore's foreign policy, before analyzing Singapore's international relations and national security in the context of economic growth and terrorism. It concludes with an interesting chapter on the impact of the rise of China and India on the regional landscape.
Contents: Introduction: Rethinking Singapore's Foreign Policy; Part I: Foundations: The Evolution of Singapore's Foreign Policy: Challenges of Change; The Economic Foundations of Singapore's Security: From Globalism to Regionalism?; Part II: Adaptations: Diplomacy in Hard Times: Singapore Confronts Global Terrorism and Regional Regression; Waging the War on Terror: Singapore's Responses and Dilemmas; Singapore and Southeast Asia in a Fast-changing Landscape: Coping with the Rise of China and India.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 26, 2007
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812708596 ISBN13 9789812708595
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More About Amitav Acharya
Amitav Acharya is Deputy Director, Head of Research, and Professor at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of "Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order" and other books.
Amitav Acharya has an academic affiliation as follows - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore American University, USA A.