East Asian Multilateralism

This thorough review and assessment charts the preconditions and prospects for deeper multilateralism, poses tough questions about America's security and national interests in the region, and carries a plea for more serious institution ...

Author: Kent E. Calder

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801888489

Category: Business & Economics

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While the Iraq war and Middle East conflicts command the attention of the United States and most of the rest of the developed world, fundamental changes are occurring in East Asia. North Korea has tested nuclear weapons, even as it and South Korea have effectively entered a period of tepid détente; relations among China, Japan, and South Korea are a complex mixture of conflict and cooperation; and Japan is developing more forthright security policies, even as it deepens ties with the United States. Together, these developments pose vital questions for world stability and security. In East Asian Multilateralism, prominent international foreign affairs scholars examine the range of implications of shifting alignments in East Asia. The first part delves into the intraregional dynamics, and the second assesses current economic conditions and policies within individual East Asian states. The third section examines the challenge of regional cooperation from the perspectives of local players, while the fourth analyzes the implications for foreign policy in the United States and in Asia. This thorough review and assessment charts the preconditions and prospects for deeper multilateralism, poses tough questions about America's security and national interests in the region, and carries a plea for more serious institution-building in the North Pacific, using the ongoing six-party process in talks on North Korea as a point of departure.
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Overcoming Isolationism

This book asks why, in the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors.

Author: Paul Midford

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503613096

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book asks why, in the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors. Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan proposed East Asia's first multilateral security forum in the early 1990s, emerging as a regional leader. Overcoming Isolationism explores what led to this surprising about-face and offers a corrective to the misperception that Japan's security strategy is reactive to US pressure and unresponsive to its neighbors. Paul Midford draws on newly released official documents and extensive interviews to reveal a quarter century of Japanese leadership in promoting regional security cooperation. He demonstrates that Japan has a much more nuanced relationship with its neighbors and has played a more significant leadership role in shaping East Asian security than has previously been recognized.
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Asia s New Multilateralism

The fifteen contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, provide national perspectives on regional institutional architecture and their functional challenges.

Author: Michael J. Green

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231144438

Category: History

Page: 382

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Traditionally, stability in Asia has relied on America's bilateral alliances with Japan, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. Yet in recent years, emergent and more active multilateral forums?such as the Six-Party Talks on North Korea and the East Asia Summit?have taken precedence, engendering both cooperation and competition while reflecting the local concerns of the region. Some are concerned that this process is moving toward less-inclusive, bloc-based "talking shops" and that the future direction and success of these arrangements, along with their implications for global and regional security and prosperity, remain unclear. The fifteen contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, provide national perspectives on regional institutional architecture and their functional challenges. They illuminate areas of cooperation that will move the region toward substantive collaboration, convergence of norms, and strengthened domestic institutions. They also highlight the degree to which institution building in Asia?a region composed of liberal democracies, authoritarian regimes, and anachronistic dictatorships?has become an arena for competition among major powers and conflicting norms, and assess the future shape of Asian security architecture.
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Japan s ASEAN Policy

The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power.

Author: Sueo Sudo

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789814519021

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power. Challenging this central puzzle, the core argument of this study is to present an alternative path for the study of Japanese foreign policy. In fact, in recent years Japanese foreign policy has become less dependent on the United States, more strategic towards Asia, and more energetic towards international and regional institutions. One of the main features is multilateralism in Japanese foreign policy, as shown by Japan’s active participation in the regional institutions. In pursuing multilateralism, Japan cooperated closely with the only durable regional body in Southeast Asia, to wit, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Given the fact that East Asian regionalism has been driven by ASEAN, it is of utmost urgency to investigate the emerging partnership between Japan and ASEAN. The central thesis of this study is thus to put Japan’s ASEAN policy into a proper perspective by asserting that Japan’s new policy initiatives towards ASEAN are not reactive, nor are they exceptions in a broader framework of merely reactive foreign policy.
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Challenges to Effective Multilateralism

The contrast between Europe¿s and Asia¿s experiences with regional integration and institution-building raises numerous questions about the changing nature of economic integration and multilateral cooperation in the 21st century.

Author: Bates Gill

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437911718

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The contrast between Europe¿s and Asia¿s experiences with regional integration and institution-building raises numerous questions about the changing nature of economic integration and multilateral cooperation in the 21st century. Similarities in these trends raise questions about the value of comparing the experiences of Asia and Europe. To date little serious discussion and research about such a comparison has occurred, and dialogue between Asian and EU experts has been equally elusive. The intention of this conference was to fill the gap in the literature, catalyze a more sustained dialogue, and generate policy-relevant recommendations for U.S. policymakers.
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International Relations in Southeast Asia

"The central theme of this book is the utility of bilateralism and multilateralism in Southeast Asia international relations.

Author: N Ganesan

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian

ISBN: 9789814279574

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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"The central theme of this book is the utility of bilateralism and multilateralism in Southeast Asia international relations. The intention was to examine a sufficient number of empirical cases in the Southeast Asian region since the mid-1970's so as to establish a pattern of interactions informing a wider audience of interactions unique to the region. Through these case studies, we seek to identify how this pattern of interaction compares with similar experiences elsewhere vis-a-vis the theoretical underpinnings of multilateralism and bilateralism. Consequently, this book also examines the theoretical drift in international relations literature at the broadest level and the overall drift of Southeast Asian international relations between the nations themselves and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)."--P. xv.
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Multiregionalism and Multilateralism

Multiregionalism and Multilateralism investigates these forces as they factor into political and economic relations between Asia and Europe.

Author: Sebastian Bersick

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569290

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The sovereign power of the nation-state has been steadily eroding for decades under the pressure of multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and multiregional organizations such as the European Union. The increasing prominence of non-governmental organizations such as Greenpeace and Human Rights Watch in times of crisis has also contributed, since the problems such groups address often extend beyond national borders and are thus difficult for national governments to manage alone. Multiregionalism and Multilateralism investigates these forces as they factor into political and economic relations between Asia and Europe.
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East Asia s Other Miracle

This chapter will argue that multilateral norms and practices first developed within
ASEAN—the “ASEAN way”—facilitated the decline of mass atrocities in
Southeast Asia, and were gradually extended across the wider East Asian region
with ...

Author: Alex J. Bellamy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191083792

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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East Asia, until recently the scene of widespread blood-letting, has achieved relative peace. A region that at the height of the Cold War had accounted for around eighty percent of the world's mass atrocities has experienced such a decline in violence that by 2015 it accounted for less than five percent. This book explains East Asia's 'other' miracle and asks whether it is merely a temporary blip in the historical cycle or the dawning of a new, and more peaceful, era for the region. It argues that the decline of mass atrocities in East Asia resulted from four interconnected factors: the consolidation of states and emergence of responsible sovereigns; the prioritization of economic development through trade; the development of norms and habits of multilateralism, and transformations in the practice of power politics. Particular attention is paid to North Korea and Myanmar, countries whose experience has bucked regional trends largely because these states have not succeeded in consolidating themselves to the point where they no longer depend on violence to survive. Although the region faces several significant future challenges, this book argues that the much reduced incidence of mass atrocities in East Asia is likely to be sustained into the foreseeable future.
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China s Rise and Changing Order in East Asia

China-ASEAN cooperation and on East Asian multilateral cooperation caused by
the South China Sea dispute, though it can be lowered to a less noticeable level,
will continue to exist. US Initiative in East Asian Multilateralism In terms of ...

Author: David Arase

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781352000238

Category: Political Science

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This book discusses the impact of China's rise on regional order at three levels: Sino-US relations, East Asia’s contested sub regions and regional institutions. Sino-US relations provide a framework to examine macro-regional relations. In East Asia’s contested sub regions-Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the eastern Indian Ocean region—the author explores the crucial role regional powers and local states play in maintaining effective governance and stability. The author shows how regional institutions attempt to develop cooperation and shared norms that work toward regional community. The inclusion of leading experts from China, the US, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, and India gives this collection a unique viewpoint, and reveals how China's rise looks from inside and outside China, as well as inside and outside the region.
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Effective Multilateralism

These assumptions are no longer justified. Effective Multilateralism makes the case for a new approach to explaining international cooperation through the lens of East Asian.

Author: Jochen Prantl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312983

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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Existing theories of cooperation assume a stable geo-political order, led by countries with a shared conception of the modalities of cooperation. These assumptions are no longer justified. Effective Multilateralism makes the case for a new approach to explaining international cooperation through the lens of East Asian.
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China and Multilateralism

This book thoroughly analyzes China’s political ideas regarding the international order and their reflection in China’s engagement in multilateralism.

Author: Yuan Feng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429627415

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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This book thoroughly analyzes China’s political ideas regarding the international order and their reflection in China’s engagement in multilateralism. It introduces the debates and discussions that take place among Chinese intellectuals in the study of international relations as an important part of non-western international relation theories, generating reflections on the convergences and divergences between China’s political ideas and Europe-centric perspectives. With a focus specifically on China’s main bilateral and multilateral relations in its principal regions of interest – East Asia and Central Asia – the book also examines China’s relationship with the United States, Russia, and the European Union, and the One Belt One Road initiative drawing on a mixture of primary and secondary Chinese language sources, extensive interviews with Chinese officials, academics, and think tanks. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of Chinese politics/studies, foreign policy analysis, Asian studies, and international relations.
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ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia

This book examines the evolving multilateral security arrangements in East Asia, with a focus on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Author: Ralf Emmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136642142

Category: HISTORY

Page: 248

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This book examines the evolving multilateral security arrangements in East Asia, with a focus on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It explores the function and relevance of ASEAN in East Asia's emerging institutional security landscape. These issues have direct implications for the future of the ASEAN Security Community, the relevance of the ASEAN cooperative model to wider regional arrangements, and finally, for the further institutionalization of great power relations within these multilateral structures. The book highlights ASEAN's successes and shortcomings. It also considers ASEAN-led institutions in the wider region and goes on to analyse alternative approaches to regionalism, including the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit. Overall, it assesses how the various initiatives are likely to develop, concluding that ASEAN, despite its shortcomings, is likely to continue to play a key role.
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Pacific Asia

With its concise appraisals of the security policies of the United States, China, Japan, the two Koreas, and the ASEAN countries, this work will be a valued reference for policymakers, scholars, and students alike.

Author: Melvin Gurtov

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 074250851X

Category: History

Page: 257

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Emphasizing human and environmental security over traditional power politics, Mel Gurtov offers a provocative reinterpretation of security in the Asia-Pacific region. The author questions a number of prevailing assumptions, such as the China threat, a U.S.-centered balance of power, and the necessity of a greater Japanese security role. He argues instead for a cooperative framework for future security that focuses on people's basic needs, is sensitive to Asian nationalism, and gradually replaces military power with developmental priorities. With its concise appraisals of the security policies of the United States, China, Japan, the two Koreas, and the ASEAN countries, this work will be a valued reference for policymakers, scholars, and students alike.
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India and China in the Emerging Dynamics of East Asia

This book offers comprehensive analyses of some of these issues in papers addressing two broad themes.

Author: G. V. C. Naidu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9788132221388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Though considerable research literature is now available on China–India relations, most of it still follows a conventional narrative, viewing the relationship through the narrow conflictual prism limited to South Asia than in the new, larger perspective, especially in the context of emerging East Asian dynamics. This book offers comprehensive analyses of some of these issues in papers addressing two broad themes. One, significant trends in the relationship between China and India on a range of issues, including economic development models, their military strategies, and the boundary dispute; and two, how others are responding to the rise of India and China and their impact on East Asia. Together, the chapters constitute a comprehensive study on both China–India relations and their concurrent rise, including a variety of perspectives and methodologies. Written by some of the top experts on the subject from India, China, Japan, and Taiwan and covering a broad range of issues, the book will generate considerable interest in understanding this relatively neglected dimension of today’s East Asia.
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Multilateral Activities in South East Asia

Ibid . , 11 . 11 . “ APEC Set to Consider Ambitious Plan to Create World ' s Most
Open Trade Area , ” The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly , August 8 , 1994 , 4 .
12 . Kyodo , September 10 , 1994 , in FBIS , Daily Report East Asia , September ...

Author: National Defense University

Publisher: National Defense University

ISBN: UCSD:31822021258686

Category: Business & Economics

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Edited by Michael W. Everett and Mary A. Sommerville. Includes papers presented at the 1995 Pacific Symposium sponsored by the National Defense University. Reflects the views of many Asia-Pacific nations regarding the rise of multilateralism in South East Asia. Presents papers on the five subtopics of the symposium: the South East Asia Perspective; the South East Asia Environment, View from the Peripheral Nations; AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area), APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), and the WTO (World Trade Organization): How Do They Fit Together?; How Much and What Kind of Multilateralism?; and A Look Toward the Future. Focuses on the importance of marketing among Pacific nations.
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New East Asian Regionalism

This movement represents a clear break from Korea's strong history of
multilateralism. East Asia's recent regionalism is, in large part, due to the
enlargement of the EU and growing Pan-American moves to increase free trade
arrangements, ...

Author: Charles Harvie

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781958378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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East Asian countries - currently the most dynamic region of the global economy - have recently pursued trade liberalization through the adoption of various forms of bilateral and plurilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The book explores the key issues and possible outcomes arising from this departure from the region's traditional multilateral approach to trade liberalization. Implications of this new approach for the region as a whole, and key participating individual economies and blocs of economies, are emphasized.
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China Japan Relations in the Twenty first Century

East. Asian. multilateral. cooperation. and. the. prospects. for. China-Japan.
relations. Xia. Liping. During recent years, nationalism has been rising in the Asia
-Pacific region. In China and Japan, this nationalism sometimes manifests itself in
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Author: Michael Heazle

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781956235

Category: History

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This book examines the often troubled relationship between Japan and China from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Utilising the expertise of Chinese, Japanese and regional specialists working in a variety of fields, this original work approaches the contemporary sources of tensions between these two Asian giants from several levels of analysis. In particular the domestic-state interface in both countries and the important role of historical perceptions in the region are explored.
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Institutionalizing East Asia

This book offers one of the first scholarly attempts to clarify what constitutes institutionalization in East Asia and to systematically trace the origins, discern the features, and analyze the prospects of ongoing institutionalization ...

Author: Alice D. Ba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317484998

Category: Political Science

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Institutional activities have remarkably transformed East Asia, a region once known for the absence of regionalism and regime-building efforts. Yet the dynamics of this Asian institutionalization have remained an understudied area of research. This book offers one of the first scholarly attempts to clarify what constitutes institutionalization in East Asia and to systematically trace the origins, discern the features, and analyze the prospects of ongoing institutionalization processes in the world’s most dynamic region. Institutionalizing East Asia comprises eight essays, grouped thematically into three sections. Part I considers East and Southeast Asia as focal points of inter-state exchanges and traces the institutionalization of inter-state cooperation first among the Southeast Asian states and then among those of the wider East Asia. Part II examines the institutionalization of regional collaboration in four domains: economy, security, natural disaster relief, and ethnic conflict management. Part III discusses the institutionalization dynamics at the sub-regional and inter-regional levels. The essays in this book offer a useful source of reference for scholars and researchers specializing in East Asia, regional architecture, and institution-building in international relations. They will also be of interest to postgraduate and research students interested in ASEAN, the drivers and limits of international cooperation, as well as the role of regional multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Regionalism and Multilateralism

The essays address the most challenging issues of regional order and articulate an institutionalist understanding of international relations in the region. This updated second edition includes four new chapters and two revised chapters.

Author: Amitav Acharya

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: UCSD:31822033363482

Category: Literary Collections

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These essays, written between 1990 and 2000, cover the most significant phase of multilateral institution-building in the Asia Pacific region. They deal with: the emergence of regionalism in Southeast Asia; ASEAN's transition to the post-Cold War era; the role of the ASEAN Regional Forum; the engagement of China; the changing relationship between sovereignty and regionalism; and prospects for the regional institutions such as ASEAN, APEC and the ARF after the Asian economic crisis. The essays address the most challenging issues of regional order and articulate an institutionalist understanding of international relations in the region. This updated second edition includes four new chapters and two revised chapters.
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The East Asian Peace

Multilateralism and institutionalisation Inthisstudy, multilateralismand
institutionalisation areconfined totheSCS case, butthey have impactbeyond the
specificcase study.Chinese acceptance of multilateralism and the
institutionalisation of ...

Author: M. Weissmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264732

Category: Political Science

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Using a case study based approach, Weissmann analyses the post-Cold War East Asian security setting to demonstrate why there is a paradoxical inter-state peace. He points out processes that have been important for the creation of a continuing relative peace in East Asia, as well as conflict prevention and peacebuilding mechanisms.
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