1st Edition

Japan and Asia-Pacific Integration Pacific Romances 1968-1996

By Pekka Korhonen Copyright 1998

    Japan and Asia Pacific Integration is a study of regional integration in the greater Pacific area during 1968-1996. It examines the political rationale of such international organisations as the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum, and the East Asian Economic Caucus (EAEC). There is a focus on Japanese conceptions of regionalism and integration, but the attitudes of other countries such as the United States, Australia, Malaysia and China are also explored.

    1 Introduction Part I Economism 2 The etymology of economism 3 On being great 4 Investing in development 5 Remodelling the Western Pacific Part II The Pacific age 6 The etymology of the Pacific age 7 The blueprint 8 The institution 9 Japan’s decade 10 The politicization of economics 11 Continentalism 12 Conclusion


    Pekka Korhonen is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. His previous work includes Japan and the Pacific Free Trade Area, also published by Routledge.