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Japan and the Emerging Asia-Pacific Order

By Glenn D. Hook

Routledge – 2009 – 224 pages

Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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    Japan and the Emerging Asia-Pacific Order provides an up-to-date account of Japanese involvement in recent developments within the Asia-Pacific region.

    The book looks at the ways in which the end of the Cold War has opened up new opportunities for both state and non-state actors in Japan to play an increasingly active role in reshaping the Asia-Pacific order, at the same time as Cold War structures remain as constraints on their behaviour. The main theme is thus an analysis of how these actors are contributing to the emergence of a new order in post Cold War Asia Pacific, with particular attention to the mid-1990s onwards. It also looks at the role of state, business, subnational political authorities and non-governmental organisations in contributing to that nascent order, as such providing a richer picture of the Japanese role in the reconfiguration of the Asia Pacific in this period.

    Contents

    1. Introduction Part 1: The Approach 2. Political Economy, Spatial Scale and Governance Part 2: The Role of the State 3. Internal and External Constraints: Japan's Role in Asia-Pacific Security 4. The Opportunities of Multilateralism: Japan's Role in APEC, ARF and EAEC 5. The Challenge of Crisis: Japan's Response to the East Asian Financial Crisis Part 3: The Role of Non-State Actors 6. The Role of Business: Investment, Trade and Production Systems 7. The Role of Subnational Authorities: The Case of the Yellow Sea Zone 8. The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations: A 'Human Face' in East Asia 9. Conclusion

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