Muddy Boots and Smart Suits: Researching Asia-Pacific Affairs

Paperback: $30.00
ISBN-13: 9789814459785
Published: April 2017

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230 pages
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  • About the Book
  • From grassroots conflicts to great power relations, this book explores some of the key concepts, methodologies, and dilemmas of researching Asia-Pacific affairs. The book deals with key questions about the Asia Pacific: Why should we study policy from the ‘ground up’? What are the human considerations for societies in conflict? Why is regionalism important and how do global powers play a role? Should Asia-Pacific researchers embrace the design-based revolution in the social sciences? Muddy Boots and Smart Suits is for students, scholars, and policymakers in the region looking for a new way to understand local, regional, and global security challenges.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Nicholas Farrelly, Editor

      Nicholas Farrelly is associate dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific and was previously Director of the Myanmar Research Centre, both at the Australian National University.
    • Amy King, Editor

      Amy King is senior lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU)’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
    • Michael Wesley, Editor

      Michael Wesley is professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU).
    • Hugh White, Editor

      Hugh White is professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU)’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.