About the Book
The present volume, Multilateralism and Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific provides an authoritative assessment of a variety of analytical approaches to Asian security ranging from national perspectives to those of regional organizations with respect to both traditional and non-traditional security issues in post-cold war era. This study has been classified into two parts, the first part deals with conceptual development of multilateralism in Asia Pacific and second part examines role of super power in multilateral security cooperation in Asia Pacific. The authors have crafted not only an up-to-date assessment of the variety of security challenges in the region but have also projected alternative futures. This book also explores the evolving nature of varying security conceptions of the key members of Asia-Pacific and argues that the notion of different security conceptions for different security problems is not necessarily problematic. This work is a significant attempt to assess the untidy, fluid, and multiplex nature of the current security order in Asia-Pacific and to look at the dilemmas, contradictions, and complementarities that emerge when multilateralism, bilateralism, and unilateralism overlap. Skillfully introduced, and written by authors with differing theoretical starting points, this study brings rich conceptual insight to questions about the regional security architecture and national policy choices.
About the Author
Pramila Krishnan is a Senior Lecturer and fellow of Jesus College, Mumbai. Her research interests include the analysis of household behaviour and rural institutions in developing countries; microeconometric approaches to development economics; household economics and labour economics; research into rural-urban migration in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh; education in Bombay slums; financial networks in rural areas; allocation of public goods in rural India. Presently, she works with Hyderabad and Mumbai-based NGO, Akanksha.