Deepening regionalism in Asia demands new leadership. Strong elites who are committed to a supranational identity are a minimum requirement of successful regionalism. Regional leaders are increasingly seen as a new set of leaders in Europe. Currently, Asian regional leaders largely come from the diplomacy community, or trade and economic sectors. Yet further regionalization demands a new type of leadership from civil society and citizens. In this context it is important to cultivate new regional leadership through the development of regional citizenship.
This book examines contested ideas of regionalism in Asia with a particular focus on two competing ideas of pan-Asianism and Pacificism. It also identifies a new trend and contestation, the fundamental shift from a civilization understanding of regionalism to a technocratic and functional understanding of regionalism in the form of regulatory regionalism. It also examines the other contested imaginations of regionalism in Asia including elitist versus participatory approaches to regionalism, and democracy-centric versus nationalism-centric approaches to regionalism.
'He’s novelty in addressing the Asian regionalism hybrid approaches provides a versatile way of dissecting and analysing the diversity of ideas and values that exist across Asia. The author excels in accommodating the long evolutionary paths of the origins of ideas developed throughout almost a century. It, thus, provides an excellent comprehensive overview of the competing ideas of regionalisms and suggests a blueprint of where we can go from here.'
Sohyun Zoe Lee, London School of Economics and Political Science, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2017
02. Chapter 1: Introduction to the Idea of Regionalism in Asia
03. Chapter 2: Pan-Asian Ideas of Regionalism
04. Chapter 3: Chinese Ideas of Regionalism
05. Chapter 4: Australian Ideas of Asia-Pacific Regionalism
06. Chapter 5: The Competing Norms of Regionalism
07. Chapter 6: The Contested Ideas of Regional Governance
08. Chapter 7: The Contested Idea of Security Regionalism
09. Chapter 8: Toward Hybrid Regionalism? Pathways and Pitfalls
This series will publish philosophical, theoretical, methodological and empirical work by prominent scholars, as well as that of emerging scholars, concerned with IR theory and practice in the context of Asia. It will engage with a wide range of issues and questions ranging from meta-theoretical underpinnings of existing Western-oriented IR theories to ways of theorising Asian histories and cultures.
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Takashi Inoguchi, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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Ching Chang Chen, Ryukoku University, Japan
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