Advancing East Asian Regionalism
Edited by Melissa Curley, Nicholas Thomas
Published May 21st 2009 by Routledge – 304 pages
Series: Politics in Asia
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.
1. Advancing East Asian regionalism: an introduction Melissa G. Curley and Nicholas Thomas 2. Theorising East Asian regionalism(s): new regionalism and Asia's future(s) Shaun Breslin 3. The Development of ASEAN+3 framework Akihiko Tanaka 4. Building a Northeast Asian community: a multilateral security approach Shin-Wha Lee and Hyun Myoung Jae 5. The ASEAN regional forum and security regionalism: comparing Chinese and American positions Evelyn Goh and Amitav Acharya 6. Financial cooperation and domestic political economy in East Asia Natasha Hamilton-Hart 7. Developing a regional economic community in East Asia Nicholas Thomas 8. Regionalism beyond an elite project: the challenge of building responsive sub-regional economic communities Jenina Joy Chavez 9. The role of civil society in East Asian region-building Melissa G. Curley 10. Problems and prospects for regional environment cooperation in East Asia Miranda A. Schreurs 11. Conclusion - Regionalism and Community Building in East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities Aileen San Pablo-Baviera