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Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia

Governance and Institutions, 1st Edition

Edited by Helen E. Nesadurai


268 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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What is the relationship between globalization and economic security? Globalisation and Economic Security in East Asia is an incisive new engagement with this important question that uses detailed conceptual exploration and fresh empirical analysis.

Viewing traditional neorealist conceptions of economic security as overly narrow, this new study suggests that any conception of economic security in the contemporary era needs to also pay close attention to the nature of global capitalism, and the insecurities it generates for societies and individuals.

This uniquely open-ended approach to conceptualizing economic security is supported by the East Asian experience. The country case studies included here reveal that while economic security has largely been posed as one of ensuring sustainable economic growth and equitable social development, particularly following the 1997 to 1998 Asian financial crisis, other, more realist conceptions of economic security have not become irrelevant. This is also an exploration of whether and how national, regional and multilateral institutions, as well as non-state regional mechanisms, help policy makers meet the task of governing in the interests of economic security.

This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international relations, international political economy of East Asia globalization and security studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Conceptualising Economic Security in an Era of Globalisation: What Does the East Asian Experience Reveal? 2. Economic Security in an Era of Globalisation: Definition and Provision 3. Crafting Thailand’s New Social Contract 4. China Confronts Globalisation: Conceptualising Economic Security and Governance 5. Institutional Capacity and Singapore’s Developmental State: Managing Economic (In)Security in the Global Economy 6. Globalization, Economic Security and Governance: The Case of Indonesia 7. Taiwan’s Economic Security: Confronting the Dual Trends of Globalisation and Governance 8. Vietnam’s Economic Security 9. The Limits to Multilateral Economic Governance 10. Does Hegemony Still Matter? Revisiting Regime Formation in the Asia-Pacific 11. Track 1/Track 2 Symbiosis in Asia Pacific Regionalism 12. Non-State Regional Governance Mechanisms for Economic Security: The Case of the ASEAN People’s Assembly 13. Japan, East Asian Regionalism and the Politics of Human Security

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Globalisation

The Routledge Studies in Globalisation series is edited by André Broome (University of Warwick, UK) and Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark).

Based in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick (, the Routledge Studies in Globalisation series examines key questions related to the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. The Series has an interdisciplinary focus and publishes research that is methodologically and theoretically rigorous and which advances knowledge about the changing dynamics of globalisation and regionalisation, global governance and global order, and global civil society.

Associate Editors:

Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK

Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Richard Higgott, University of Warwick, UK

Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Helen Nesadurai, Monash University, Malaysia

Andreas Nölke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

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