The book analyses modern tendencies in the development of regional economic cooperation in East Asia which is considered by regional countries as their response to growing challenges of globalization. Trying to protect their national interests by collective efforts they are promoting regional commercial, investment, and financial cooperation as measures aimed at improving the efficiency of their economies. These steps however are not regarded as a counterweight to globalization but merely directed against most negative manifestations of the latter and in fact are realized as one of the forms of globalization at the regional level.
GENNADY CHUFRIN is Deputy Director at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
1 Regionalism in East Asia: Development in Stages by Gennady Chufrin; 2 Economic Cooperation in East Asia: Main Directions, Dynamics and Scale by Alexander Rogozhin; 3 Foreign Economic Strategy of China by Vilya Gelbras and Valentina Kuznetsova; 4 ASEAN and East Asia by Victor Sumsky; 5 Regional Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Issues and Prospects by Alexander Fedorovsky; 6 The United States and a New Stage of Economic Cooperation in East Asia by Vyacheslav B. Amirov; 7 Russia's National Interests and East Asian Regional Economic Cooperation by Gennady Chufrin.