The Political Economy of Asian Regionalism

Author: Giovanni Capannelli,Masahiro Kawai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431545689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 5916

This book contributes to the theoretical and empirical literature on Asian regionalism, with a focus on the innovations needed to reform the current institutional architecture in Asia. After reviewing the key issues and challenges related to the political economy of Asia’s economic cooperation and integration, the book discusses various aspects of regionalism from political and economic perspectives. It looks at the rationale for regional collective action and reviews the trend of economic integration with a focus on the implications of the global financial crisis. In addition to reviewing the key issues related to the development of regional institutions for integration, the book analyzes issues such as trade and finance and deals with the implications of regionalism in terms of the introduction of domestic reforms in Asian countries before discussing the possible formation of a region-wide economic community. The eight chapters of the book are based on respective papers initially prepared for the Asian Development Bank Institute Conference 2010.

The Political Economy of Regionalism in East Asia

Integrative Explanation for Dynamics and Challenges

Author: H. Yoshimatsu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230584195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 4978

An exploration of the evolution of regionalism and regional economic relations in East Asia since the late 1990s. The book analyzes moves towards free trade agreements, cooperation in information technology, energy and environment, and agriculture, by highlighting preferences and actions of governmental and business actors.

The Political Economy of Regionalism

Author: Edward D. Mansfield,Helen V. Milner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231106634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 9162

French rule in Syria and Lebanon coincided with the rise of colonial resistance around the world and with profound social trauma after World War I. In this tightly argued study, Elizabeth Thompson shows how Syrians and Lebanese mobilized, like other colonized peoples, to claim the terms of citizenship enjoyed in the European metropole. The negotiations between the French and citizens of the Mandate set the terms of politics for decades after Syria and Lebanon achieved independence in 1946. Colonial Citizens highlights gender as a central battlefield upon which the relative rights and obligations of states and citizens were established. The participants in this struggle included not only elite nationalists and French rulers, but also new mass movements of women, workers, youth, and Islamic populists. The author examines the "gendered battles" fought over France's paternalistic policies in health, education, labor, and the press. Two important and enduring political structures issued from these conflicts: * First, a colonial welfare state emerged by World War II that recognized social rights of citizens to health, education, and labor protection. * Second, tacit gender pacts were forged first by the French and then reaffirmed by the nationalist rulers of the independent states. These gender pacts represented a compromise among male political rivals, who agreed to exclude and marginalize female citizens in public life. This study provides a major contribution to the social construction of gender in nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Returning workers, low-ranking religious figures, and most of all, women to the narrative history of the region--figures usually omitted--Colonial Citizens enhances our understanding of the interwar period in the Middle East, providing needed context for a better understanding of statebuilding, nationalism, Islam, and gender since World War II.

The Political Economy of East Asia

Striving for Wealth and Power

Author: Ming Wan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483305325

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 9003

For students of international political economy, it is hard to ignore the growth, dynamism, and global impact of East Asia. Japan and China are two of the largest economies in the world, in a region now accounting for almost 30 percent more trade than the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined. What explains this increasing wealth and burgeoning power? In his new text, Ming Wan illustrates the diverse ways that the domestic politics and policies of countries within East Asia affect the region’s production, trade, exchange rates, and development, and are in turn affected by global market forces and international institutions. Unlike most other texts on East Asian political economy that are essentially comparisons of major individual countries, Wan effectively integrates key thematic issues and country-specific examples to present a comprehensive overview of East Asia’s role in the world economy. The text first takes a comparative look at the region’s economic systems and institutions to explore their evolution—a rich and complex story that looks beyond the response to Western pressures. Later chapters are organized around close examination of production, trade, finance, and monetary relations. While featuring extended discussion of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Wan is inclusive in his analysis, with coverage including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. The text is richly illustrated with more than fifty tables, figures, and maps that present the latest economic and political data to help students better visualize trends and demographics. Each chapter ends with extensive lists of suggested readings.

Political Economy of Northeast Asian Regionalism

Political Conflict and Economic Integration

Author: Jehoon Park

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848442894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 2168

Functional integration in the economy has developed sufficiently in Northeast Asia. This study proposes a Northeast Asian version of the regional integration model. It suggests a crisis model and a political leadership model, with political leadership playing a critical role in utilizing crises to advance regional integration.

Remapping East Asia

The Construction of a Region

Author: T. J. Pempel

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489099

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 3331

An overarching ambiguity characterizes East Asia today. The region has at least a century-long history of internal divisiveness, war, and conflict, and it remains the site of several nettlesome territorial disputes. However, a mixture of complex and often competing agents and processes has been knitting together various segments of East Asia. In Remapping East Asia, T. J. Pempel suggests that the region is ripe for cooperation rather than rivalry and that recent "region-building" developments in East Asia have had a substantial cumulative effect on the broader canvas of international politics. This collection is about the people, processes, and institutions behind that region-building. In it, experts on the area take a broad approach to the dynamics and implications of regionalism. Instead of limiting their focus to security matters, they extend their discussions to topics as diverse as the mercurial nature of Japan's leadership role in the region, Southeast Asian business networks, the war on terrorism in Asia, and the political economy of environmental regionalism. Throughout, they show how nation-states, corporations, and problem-specific coalitions have furthered regional cohesion not only by establishing formal institutions, but also by operating informally, semiformally, or even secretly.

Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia

A Political Economy Approach

Author: Jehoon Park,T. J. Pempel,Heungchong Kim

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 085793127X

Category: Political Science

Page: 181

View: 6267

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.

The Political Economy of East Asia

Regional and National Dimensions

Author: K. Cai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230305229

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 9781

In a systematic study of the political economy of East Asia, Cai adopts an historical perspective alongside a contemporary focus, exploring East Asia's development since the late 19th century. Following similar paths to economic development, East Asian states have achieved economic success, integrating themselves into a regional economy.

Beyond Japan

The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism

Author: Peter J. Katzenstein,Takashi Shiraishi

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

View: 8563

This book argues that East Asia's regional dynamics are no longer the result of a simple extension of any one national model.

The Political Economy of New Regionalism in Northeast Asia

Dynamics and Contradictions

Author: Chang Jae Lee,You-il Lee,John Benson,Ying Zhu,Yoon-Jong Jang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351051369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 9137

The book is the first attempt to offer a holistic and integrated exploration of the political-economic framework underpinning economic regionalism. In doing so it provides a much-needed contribution to the literature on international political economy, international relations and Asian political economy in relation to economic regionalism. The existing literature provides broad generalizations and limited discussion on economic integration (i.e. free trade agreements, FTA) with most analyses of regionalism generally contained to the field of economics with a focus on the welfare implications of FTAs, both for participating countries and the world as a whole. Readers of this book can view economic regionalism from a variety of perspectives with input from Chinese, Japanese and Korean research institutes, business and industry groups, and government officials. Drawing on the considerable country experience and expertise of the authors, the book attempts to unravel the paradox of the market-driven economic globalization process (regionalism) and address a serious gap in the current literature relating to the political-economic characteristics and strategies of China, Japan and Korea in relation to economic regionalism.

East Asian Regionalism

Author: Christopher M. Dent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134108826

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 4924

East Asia is a region that holds much fascination for many people. It is one of the world's most dynamic and diverse regions and is also becoming an increasingly coherent region through the inter-play of various integrative economic, political and socio-cultural processes. Such a development is generally referred to as 'regionalism', which itself has become a defining feature of the contemporary international system, and this book explores the various ways in which East Asian regionalism continues to deepen. Focusing on the main themes of the East Asia region and the study of regionalism, economic regionalism and East Asia's new economic geography, Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), trans-regionalism, East Asia's new free trade agreement trends and key transnational issues in East Asia such as international migration and energy security, East Asian Regionalism will be an essential text for courses on East Asian regionalism, Asian politics and Asian economics. Key pedagogical features include: end of chapter 'study questions' case studies that discuss topical issues with study questions also provided useful tables and figures which illustrate key regional trends in East Asia extensive summary conclusions covering the chapter's main findings from different international political economy perspectives.

Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific

The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions

Author: Vinod K. Aggarwal,Seungjoo Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441968333

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 4296

East Asian countries are now pursuing greater formal economic institutionalization, weaving a web of bilateral and minilateral preferential trade agreements. Scholarly analysis of “formal” East Asian regionalism focuses on international political and economic factors such as the end of the Cold War, the Asian financial crisis, or the rising Sino-Japanese rivalry. Yet this work pays inadequate attention to the strategies of individual government agencies, business groups, labor unions, and NGOs across the region. Moreover, most studies also fail to adequately characterize different types of trade arrangements, often lumping together bilateral accords with minilateral ones, and transregional agreements with those within the region. To fully understand this cross-national variance, this book argues that researchers must give greater attention to the domestic politics within East Asian countries and the U.S., involving the interplay of these subnational players. With contributions from leading country and regional trade specialists, this book examines East Asian and American trade strategies through the lens of a domestic bargaining game approach with a focus on the interplay of interests, ideas, and domestic institutions within the context of broader international shifts. With respect to domestic politics, the chapters show how subnational actors engage in lobbying, both of their own governments and through their links to others in the region. They also trace the evolution of interests and ideas over time, helping us to generate a better understanding of historical trends in the region. In addition to scholars of East Asian and comparative regionalism, this book will be of interest to policy-makers concerned with international trade and U.S.-Asia relations, and those interested in understanding the rich trade institutional landscape that we see emerging in the Asia-Pacific.

Asian Regionalism in the World Economy

Engine for Dynamism and Stability

Author: Masahiro Kawai,Jong-Wha Lee,Peter A. Petri

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806888

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4651

The structure and policy architecture of the world economy, as it emerges from the historic challenges now underway, will be affected by the dramatic rise of Asian economies and deepening connections among them. This important book examines the dramatic transformation of the Asian economy, the challenges it faces, emerging regional solutions, and how Asia can play a more constructive role in the global economy. Asia is becoming not just the world's factory, but also its leading creditor, and one of its key sources of dynamism and stability. Key questions are identified and addressed in three areas: Asia's growth and productivity, financial stability, and regional economic integration. In each of these areas, the contributing authors evaluate current trends and the forces shaping the future. They consider whether the regions progress is sustainable and what it will take to make it so. How is Asia reshaping its economy in response to the changing global landscape? More urgently, how can Asia weather the severe, global financial and economic stormoriginating from the global credit crisis? How will it extend its gains to people left behind? And how can it contribute to better governance and greater prosperity in the world economy? This book covers new ground by connecting theory, assembling detailed evidence on trends and challenges, and offering forwardlooking policy prescriptions. This timely book will appeal to Asian economic policymakers as well as postgraduate students interested in Asian economics, international economics and regional integration. Staff of international and regional organizations interested in Asian economics will also find this book invaluable.

Northeast Asian Regionalism

Lessons from the European Experience

Author: Christopher M. Dent,David W. F. Huang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136768602

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2608

Examines both actual and potential developments in North-East Asian regionalism, from various levels and fields of analysis, considering cooperative and integrative structures and processes. Particular reference is made to the contemporary experience of Europe, which provides important models of cooperation and integration in both the government and business spheres. The primary themes covered include security, international relations, international political economy and politics, together with historical, social and cultural factors. The book concludes with a discussion of the prospects for increased regional co-operation and integration in the 21st century.

ASEAN and East Asian International Relations

Regional Delusion

Author: David Martin Jones,M. L. R. Smith

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845428927

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7329

Academic and accepted orthodoxy maintains that Southeast Asia, and Asia generally, is evolving into a distinctive East Asian regional order. This book questions this claim and reveals instead uncertainty and incoherence at the heart of ASEAN, the region s foremost institution. The authors provide a systematic critique of ASEAN s evolution and institutional development, as well as a unified understanding of the international relations and political economy of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific. It is the first study to provide a sceptical analysis of international relations orthodoxies regarding regionalization and institutionalism, and is based on wide-ranging and rigorous research. Students of international relations, the Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, regional studies, international history and security and defence studies will find this book of great interest, as will scholars, policy makers and economic forecasters with an interest in long-term Asia Pacific trends.

Regionalism in the New Asia-Pacific Order

Author: Joseph A. Camilleri

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781957981

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 2176

Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific is a complex and rapidly evolving phenomenon. This volume explores the relationship between globalization and regionalization, between states, markets and civil society, and between US hegemony and Asian aspirations.

Advancing East Asian Regionalism

Author: Melissa Curley,Nicholas Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134273800

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5760

Developments in East Asia have progressed rapidly in terms of regionalism since the 1997 crisis. The end of the Asian miracle called into question not only the capacity of regional states to meet the needs of their attendant peoples, but also challenged the viability of regional organizations, such as ASEAN, to adapt and respond to the changing circumstances. Advancing East Asian Regionalism looks at the ways in which ASEAN has expanded since the crisis, and evaluates the potential of East Asia to come together in a regional formation - one capable of representing the region as a whole - akin to the European Community. It draws upon the knowledge and perspectives of academics and policy makers actively engaged in the contradictory issues of regionalism. Coupling case study material on regionalism, institutions, and sectoral cooperation, with theoretical debates on regionalization, this book is an invaluable resource that pushes our understanding of East Asian regionalism forward.

The Politics of Regionalism in South Asia

Author: B. Mohanan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Distri


Category: Regionalism

Page: 139

View: 2235

This Study Is A Modest Attempt To Apply The Integration Theory To The Analysis Of Trends And Shifts In Inter¬Dependence (Intra-And Extra-Regional) In South Asia. Distinction Between The Integration Models That Emerged In Western Europe And The South Asian Integration Is Discernible. The External Relations Of The Saarc Members Are Having Positive And Negative Impacts On The Integrative Process In This Region. Thus Bilateral Relations And External Ties Are The Major Considerations In This Study.This Study Brings Home The Fact That The Supranational Handling Of Political And Economic Issues Are Not Possible In A Developing Region Where Sove¬Reignty Is Jealously' Guarded. The Third World Integration Model As Pro¬Vided By Lynn Mytlka Is Found Useful In The South Asian Context. Mytelka'S Type-Ill Model Considers The Condi¬Tions Of Dependence. But In South Asia It Is Very Difficult To Attain Type Iii Integration Scheme.Since 'Primacy Of The Political' Is Underscored In A Third World Integra¬Tion Scheme, Relatively High Degree Of Political Integration At The Outset Is A Logical First Step. This High Level Politi¬Cal Integration Has Got Two Aspects Viz. (I) Bilateral And (Ii) External. Projec¬Tion Of Common Regional Front In Dealing With External Powers Will Have A Spill Over Effect On Bilateral Relations. Without Improving Bilateral Relations Vital Economic Areas Cannot Be Brought Under The Regional Scheme.It Is Found That India Has Got A Special Role In Regional Co-Operation In South Asia Since The Whole Region Is 'Indo-Centric And India Dominated'. Good Neighbourly Relations Incorporating The Ideals And Aspirations Of The Smaller South Asian Countries Would Ulti¬Mately Result In Widening The Scope Of Saarc Regionalism. At The Present Stage 'Deepening' Rather Than 'Widen¬Ing' Should Be Given Priority. The Attempt Should Be To Diminish The Dimensions Of Conflict Rather Than The Outright Elimination Of It. Saarc Is A Compound Of Interests. Settling Of Bilateral Disputes Is Not Mathematically Achievable.

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism

Author: Mark Beeson,Richard Stubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113663472X

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

View: 1869

The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism is a definitive introduction to, and analysis of, the development of regionalism in Asia, including coverage of East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The contributors engage in a comprehensive exploration of what is arguably the most dynamic and important region in the world. Significantly, this volume addresses the multiple manifestations of regionalism in Asia and is consequently organised thematically under the headings of: conceptualizing the region economic issues political issues strategic issues regional organizations As such, the Handbook presents some of the key elements of the competing interpretations of this important and highly contested topic, giving the reader a chance to evaluate not just where Asian regionalism is going but also how the scholarship on Asian regionalism is analysing these trends and events. This book will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Asian politics, international relations and regionalism.