1st Edition

Regionalism in East Asia

Edited By Fu-kuo Liu, Philippe Regnier Copyright 2003
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Regional cooperation and integration have emerged as key issues for East Asia following the financial crisis. This book explores these issues, and examines the degree to which a new paradigm is emerging. It reviews the evolution of the concepts and practices of regionalism in East Asia, and considers the factors which are shaping new patterns of regional co-operation and integration. It includes discussions of historical developments, economic co-operation, socio-political factors, and defence and security. It considers the role of those states, including China and Japan, which have distinctive approaches to international relations, and assesses the role of regional international bodies such as ASEAN.


    Fu-Kuo Liu is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, the National Chengchi University and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Political Science, the Chinese Culture University, Tapei. He has researched on regional integration, Asia Pacific security and Taiwan security., Philippe R├ęgnier is Senior Lecturer at the Graduate Institute Development Studies (GIDS), the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1992 he has also been the director of the Modern Asia Research Centre in Switzerland. He specializes in East Asian political economy and small enterprise development in the Asian emerging economies.