Pivoting to Indo-Pacific? The Limits of Indian and Indonesian Integration

Pivoting to Indo-Pacific? The Limits of Indian and Indonesian Integration East Asia https://doi.org/10.1007/s12140-018-9293-6 Pivoting to Indo-Pacific? The Limits of Indian and Indonesian Integration 1 2 Priya Chacko & David Willis Received: 28 January 2018 /Accepted: 21 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Proponents of the Indo-Pacific concept assume that growing economic and societal linkages and the need for greater political and security cooperation and order- building are leading to the integration of the region. India and Indonesia were thought to be crucial in these processes of regionalisation and regionalism and were early adopters of the Indo-Pacific idea. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which the Indo-Pacific initiatives of India and Indonesia are leading to the integration of the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions through greater Indian involvement with the Pacific region and stronger Indonesian engagement with the Indian Ocean region. It is argued that an interlinked set of security and economic concerns drove India and Indonesia’s adoption of the Indo-Pacific idea. In both cases, a desire for economic growth and preventing Chinese economic and political dominance in the region were important drivers. However, the nature of the political economies of India and Indo- nesia does not readily facilitate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png East Asia Springer Journals

Pivoting to Indo-Pacific? The Limits of Indian and Indonesian Integration

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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Political Science and International Relations; Political Science; Social Sciences, general
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1096-6838
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1874-6284
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10.1007/s12140-018-9293-6
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East Asia https://doi.org/10.1007/s12140-018-9293-6 Pivoting to Indo-Pacific? The Limits of Indian and Indonesian Integration 1 2 Priya Chacko & David Willis Received: 28 January 2018 /Accepted: 21 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Proponents of the Indo-Pacific concept assume that growing economic and societal linkages and the need for greater political and security cooperation and order- building are leading to the integration of the region. India and Indonesia were thought to be crucial in these processes of regionalisation and regionalism and were early adopters of the Indo-Pacific idea. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which the Indo-Pacific initiatives of India and Indonesia are leading to the integration of the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions through greater Indian involvement with the Pacific region and stronger Indonesian engagement with the Indian Ocean region. It is argued that an interlinked set of security and economic concerns drove India and Indonesia’s adoption of the Indo-Pacific idea. In both cases, a desire for economic growth and preventing Chinese economic and political dominance in the region were important drivers. However, the nature of the political economies of India and Indo- nesia does not readily facilitate

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East AsiaSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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