Prof. Dr. Mark Beeson
Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before rejoining UWA at the beginning of 2015, he taught at Murdoch, Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department. His work is centred on the politics, economics and security of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of more than 150 journal articles and book chapters, co-editor of Contemporary Politics, and the founding editor of Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific (Palgrave). Recent books include, Institutions of the Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond, (Routledge, 2009), Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform, (with Alex Bellamy, Routledge, 2008), Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development, (Palgrave, 2014, 2nd Edition), China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics, (with Fujian Li Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2014), and edited collections Issues in 21st Century World Politics (with Nick Bisley, Palgrave, 2013), and The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism, Routledge (with Richard Stubbs, Routledge, 2012).
- Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development, 2nd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014.
- China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics, (with Fujian Li), Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2014.
- Institutions of the Asia-Pacific: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond, London: Routledge, 2009.
- Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform, (with Alex Bellamy), London: Routledge, 2008.
- The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism, (with Richard Stubbs), London: Routledge, 2012.
ASEAN and the rise of China
The rise of China is the most important development in East Asia of recent times. It presents a major challenge for ASEAN as a collective entity, and for the individual countries that compose it. China’s rise presents both opportunities as well as challenges - if not threats. Whether ASEAN can develop a collective, much less an effective, response is far from clear. The current project will explore and analyze the forces that are likely to determine the outcome.