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International Political Economy Series

Small Powers and Trading Security

Contexts, Motives and Outcomes

Authors: Magcamit, Michael Intal

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  • Introduces the innovative concept of cohabitative security
  • Integrates traditional and human security into one cohesive whole
  • Sheds light on four important but often-neglected countries in East Asia
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About this book

This book examines why and how small powers link their security interests and trade agendas, and how security threats influence the facilitation and outcome of their trade activities. In doing so, it analyses the increasingly complex connections between trade and security, demonstrating how these linkages affect the overall security of four small but important states in East Asia. Focusing on the role of high levels of internal and external insecurities, marginal geo-economic size and peripheral geopolitical position, and multidimensional and multidirectional security contexts and threats, the author concludes that for every security enhancement that a linkage creates a consequent security risk is generated. In other words, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are effectively trading their security. This innovative book will appeal to political scientists, economists, and security and trade experts.

About the authors

Michael Intal Magcamit is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Musashi University, Japan.

Reviews

“A comprehensive and well-researched analysis of the complex ways that small countries integrate their trade policies with other domestic and international policy objectives. This book offers important insights into the political economy of Asia, as well as to the importance of trade policy linkages.” (David Vogel, University of California, USA)

“Are Asia’s free trade agreements merely “much ado about nothing”? No, says this important and original book: for small states, they can be matters of life and death. Potently challenging both realism and liberalism, Small Powers shows how weak states create trade linkages to gain both state and human security – but also how this can create new forms of insecurity. This is a significant contribution to the literature on security studies, international political economy, Asian regionalism, and small states’ foreign policies.” (Lee Jones, Queen Mary University of London, UK)<

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38815-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38814-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81753-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Powers and Trading Security
Book Subtitle
Contexts, Motives and Outcomes
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38815-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38815-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38814-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81753-8
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 269
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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