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Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia
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Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia

A Political Economy Approach

9780857931269 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jehoon Park, University of Incheon, South Korea, T.J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, US and Heungchong Kim, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, South Korea
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 85793 126 9 Extent: 192 pp
The prospects and value of economic integration and regionalism in Asia are increasingly evident in what could turn out to be ‘the Asian Century’. It is within this context that this important book explores the critical economic issues, security concerns and political themes pertinent to Asia in general, and to East Asia in particular.

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The prospects and value of economic integration and regionalism in Asia are increasingly evident in what could turn out to be ‘the Asian Century’. It is within this context that this important book explores the critical economic issues, security concerns and political themes pertinent to Asia in general, and to East Asia in particular.

The book features contributions by both Asian and Western scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach encompassing economics, political science and culture. They address various issues including the application of European experiences to Asia, and blend regional country perspectives with broader external views from Russia and the US. In conclusion, the book suggests a tentative roadmap and future directions for an Asian community asserting the importance of cultural and value studies.

This objective analysis of Asian regionalism explores perspectives from both within and outside the region. As such it will prove a fascinating read for academics and researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in a wide variety of fields, including Asian studies, economics, public policy, political economy, international relations and regional science.
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Contributors: F. Cameron, I. Cheong, H. Chung, W. Chunsi, C.-h. Kim, H. Kim, W.-H. Kim, H. Lee, S. Matsuno, J. Park, T.J. Pempel, G. Sorman, A. Verdun, A. Zhebin
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Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Jehoon Park

2. Towards Asia’s Century
Guy Sorman

3. Exploring an Ideal New Economy for Asia: The Path from the One to the Many
Chi-ha Kim

4. A Comparative Analysis on Regional Integration Communities and Implications for East Asia: A Regional Integration Index Approach
Won-Ho Kim, Heungchong Kim and Jehoon Park

5. Multilateralizing East Asian Regionalism
Inkyo Cheong

6. Inter-regional Trade, Intra-regional Trade, and Globalization based on Regionalization
Shuji Matsuno

7. Lessons for East Asia: The EU Institutions – Catalyst for Integration?
Fraser Cameron

8. The Role of the Benelux in the European Integration Process: Implications for East Asia
Amy Verdun

9. Reducing Security Tensions in Northeast Asia: Lessons from Economics and Institutions
T.J. Pempel

10. Regional Cooperation and the DPRK Nuclear Issue
Wu Chunsi

11. US–China–EU ‘Grand Compromise’: In Search of a New Saviour?
Alexander Zhebin

12. China’s Foreign Policy-Making in Post-Cold War East Asia with its Implications for Asian Regionalism
Hochul Lee

13. Conclusion: Expanding the Perspective Beyond Political Economy
Jehoon Park and Hyunsook Chung

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