Winthrop Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of Western Australia, Series Editor Contemporary Southeast Asia, Palgrave Macmillan. 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).