The Evolution of Regionalism in Asia: Economic and Security Issues

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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By combing the analysis of the three dimensions of integration this book enables readers to gain a broad understanding of the theory and practice of the integration processes.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
List of illustrationsp. xi
List of contributorsp. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Concepts of regionalism, inter-regional relations and the role of specific playersp. 1
Introductionp. 3
'Asia, whose Asia?' Evolving conceptions of an Asian Community from the 1920s till todayp. 11
China's rise in Asia: regional cooperation and grand strategyp. 34
Japan and the evolution of Asian regionalism: responsible for three normative transformationsp. 57
Regionalism in trade, finance and productionp. 77
Bilateral trade agreements in Asia: wise or short-sighted policies?p. 79
Responses to regionalism: corporate strategy in East Asiap. 99
The future of monetary regionalism in Asia: a joint currency or limited cooperation?p. 123
Regionalism and securityp. 143
Trade and security in East Asia: political (non-?) integration in an insecure regionp. 145
The (in)effectiveness of security regionalism: comparing ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forump. 160
Regional peace through economic integration: the applicability of the European model in South Asiap. 177
Indexp. 200
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