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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism

ISBN 9780415580540
Published November 28, 2011 by Routledge
488 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism is a definitive introduction to, and analysis of, the development of regionalism in Asia, including coverage of East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The contributors engage in a comprehensive exploration of what is arguably the most dynamic and important region in the world. Significantly, this volume addresses the multiple manifestations of regionalism in Asia and is consequently organised thematically under the headings of:

  • conceptualizing the region

  • economic issues

  • political issues

  • strategic issues

  • regional organizations

As such, the Handbook presents some of the key elements of the competing interpretations of this important and highly contested topic, giving the reader a chance to evaluate not just where Asian regionalism is going but also how the scholarship on Asian regionalism is analysing these trends and events.

This book will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Asian politics, international relations and regionalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs  Part 1: Conceptualizing the Asian Region  1. Theories of Regionalism Fredrik Söderbaum  2. East Asian Regionalism Gilbert Rozman  3. The Shift to the Modern World in East Asia: War, Memory and Regional Identity Peter Preston  4. A Non-Eurocentric Global History of Asia John M. Hobson  5. East Asia when China was at the Center: The Tribute System in Early Modern East Asia David Kang  Part 2: Economic Issues  6. The Significance of the Overseas Chinese in East Asia Gordon C.K. Cheung  7. The Developmental State and Asian Regionalism Richard Stubbs  8. What is Driving the Internationalization of Asia’s Business Groups? Michael Carney  9. Trade Integration in Asia Heribert Dieter  10. Regional Financial Cooperation Saori N. Katada  11. China-ASEAN Relations: The Core of Asian Regionalism Nicholas Thomas  Part 3: Political Issues  12. Asia, ASEAN and the Question of Sovereignty: The Persistence of Non-Intervention in the Asia Pacific Shaun Narine  13. The ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) as Authentic Social Forum Regional Civil Society Networking for an Alternative Regionalism Helen E.S. Nesadurai  14. Regulatory Regionalism in Asia Shahar Hameiri and Kanishka Jayasuriya  15. Corruption in East Asia Howard Dick  16. Social Policy in East Asia M Ramesh  17. Asian Regionalism and Human Rights: The Case of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Anthony J. Langlois  18. Asian Regionalism and Law: The Continuing Contribution of ‘Legal Pluralism’ Michael Dowdle  19. Democracy, Development and Authoritarianism Mark Beeson  P

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Mark Beeson is Winthrop Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia.

Richard Stubbs is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada.