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.
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
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 Index