1st Edition

The European Union and East Asia An Economic Relationship

By Christopher M. Dent Copyright 1999
    334 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    The world economy continues to be dominated by the Triad regions: Europe, North America and East Asia. This text analyses the economic relationship that has evolved between two Triadic powers: The EU and East Asia, and its future prospects, especially in the wake of the recent financial crises that have shaken the East Asian region.
    This text argues that the EU must afford greater priority by promoting its economic relations with East Asia. By this remaining the weakest Triadic link, ths EU risks future geopolitical marginalization as the transpacific axis strengthens into the 21st century.

    Preface; 1.The International Political Economy of EU - East Asai Relations: Theoretical Perspectives; 2.Eu-East Asia Economic Relations: An Overview of Recent Developments; 3.The Eu and ASEAN; 4.The EU and Japan; 5.The EU and China; 6.The EU, Taiwan and Hong Kong; 7.The EU and Korea; 8.Regionalism and Inter-Regional Co-operation; 9.Future Prospects for the EU - East Asia Economic Relationship. Appendix. References.


    Christopher M. Dent is Senior Lecturer in Economics and European Studies at the University of Humberside and is the author of The European Economy: The Global Context (1997).