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Australia, India and Japan: The Three ‘Worried Outsiders’ and Their Strategies Towards the South China Sea

  • Antonio Henrique Lucena Silva
  • Wellington Dantas de Amorim
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Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Abstract

Although very distant from the South China Sea, Australia, India and Japan are increasingly taking part in the current geopolitical struggle in the region. This chapter analyses those countries’ strategies through the lens of three approaches: Democratic Peace Theory (DPT), Balance of Threat Theory (BOT) and Regional Security Complex Theory (RSCT).

Keywords

Australia India Japan Democratic Peace Balance of Threats Regional Security Complex 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Henrique Lucena Silva
    • 1
  • Wellington Dantas de Amorim
    • 2
  1. 1.International Relations DepartmentFaculdade DamasRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.International Relations DepartmentUnilasalle Rio de JaneiroNiteroiBrazil

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