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.

  • Contributors
    • 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 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 is professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU).
    • 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.