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The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System

Edited by Christopher M. Dent, Professor of East Asia’s International Political Economy, University of Leeds and Jörn Dosch, Professor of International Politics and Development Cooperation, Department of Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
The expert contributors shed critical light on how significant developments are impacting on the global system. In particular, they consider emerging forms of global governance, and how the Asia-Pacific as a region, individual countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and the US, and regional organisations and forums like APEC are shaping the world. Uniquely, the discussion is not limited to East Asia but also takes Latin America prominently into the equation.
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Extent: 304 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78100 446 3
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  • Asian Studies
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Ever since the Asia-Pacific transformed from an ‘institutional desert’ into one of the most networked areas in the world, questions of the region’s future and the future of the global system have become closely intertwined. This volume explores the key issues of regional co-operation, economic and political integration, security relations and international affairs within and across the Asia-Pacific.

The expert contributors shed critical light on how significant developments are impacting on the global system. In particular, they consider emerging forms of global governance, and how the Asia-Pacific as a region, individual countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and the US, and regional organisations and forums like APEC are shaping the world. Uniquely, the discussion is not limited to East Asia but also takes Latin America prominently into the equation.

This timely book will prove to be a stimulating read for academics, students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in Asian studies, development and agriculture, economics, international studies.
‘Dent and Dosch have put together a superb volume that explores new dimensions of the world events for the past five decades and takes the processes of decrypting regionalism, global system, and world society to a new height. The contributors have enhanced our understanding of how regionalism has been changing, when a world society will be created, and why East Asia’s centrality matters in this unfolding drama. Policy-makers, academics, and mass media opinion makers will find the book useful, provocative, and refreshing.’
– Eul-Soo Pang, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Contributors: R.P. Appelbaum, M. Chen, C.M. Dent, H. Dobson, J. Dosch, M. Falck Reyes, Q. Fang, D.S.G. Goodman, J. Henderson, Y. Hong, J.L. León-Manríquez, S.A. Øyen, C.H. Park, R. Parker, J. Ravenhill, J. Reilly, A. Santa-Cruz, C. Yao
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System: An Introduction
Jörn Dosch and Christopher M. Dent

PART II: ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: ASIA-PACIFIC AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
2. Is Japanese Foreign Direct Investment Fostering Production Networks in Mexico?
Melba Falck Reyes

3. Managing the Great Recession in South Korea and Mexico: Economic Institutions, Domestic Market and Regional Trade
José Luis León-Manríquez

4. On Globalisation and Region-building: The Case of North America
Arturo Santa-Cruz

PART III: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL MULTILATERALISM
5. The Numbers Game in Asia-Pacific Cooperation
John Ravenhill

6. The Principle of ‘Subsidiarity’ and Asian Unification
Yao Chaocheng

7. Asia Shaping the Group of 20 or the Group of 20 Shaping Asia?
Hugo Dobson

8. From G8 to G20: A Shift of the Dynamics of Global Economic Governance?
Hong Yousheng and Fang Qing

9. Regional Answers to the Global Crisis? Asia-Pacific Multilateral Organisations and the Economic Downturn
Jörn Dosch

10. Intra-regional Geopolitical Dynamics in Northeast Asia
Cheol Hee Park

PART IV: EAST ASIA AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
11. China and the Changing Nature of Globalisation
Jeffrey Henderson

12. China’s Developmental Experience: Lessons for the Asia-Pacific
Minglu Chen and David S.G. Goodman

13. China’s Move to High-tech Innovation: Some Regional Policy Implications
Richard P. Appelbaum and Rachel Parker

14. A Northeast Asian Model of ODA? Comparing Chinese, Japanese and Korean Official Development Assistance
James Reilly

PART V: SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES
15. The Rise of an Empire: EXPO 2010 as a Symbol of the Ambiguity of Chinese Modernisation
Simen Andersen Øyen

16. The Century Belongs to All of Us: East Asian Regionalism and World Society
Christopher M. Dent

Index