1st Edition

Transforming East Asian Domestic and International Politics The Impact of Economy and Globalization

By Robert Compton Copyright 2017

    This title was first published in 2002: This text attempts to bridge the gap between international relations and comparative politics, with particular reference to East Asia. The book begins with an exploration of the theme of globalization and the impact it has on the conduct of international relations and the process of domestic politics. It discusses the fact that domestic actors are unable to assume an insular political environment as previously, referring to the constant reception of stimuli which force adjustments to approaches in the conduct of domestic and international affairs. Globalization's ubiquitous presence reflects a changed reality for both state and non-state actors - no policy-maker can afford to ignore or underemphasize its role in shaping ior altering the course of public

    Introduction - globalization and the changing nature of East Asian politics, Robert Compton, Jr.; globalization and the developmental state - reflections on the Asian financial crisis, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang; Chinese elite confict over globalization, Lawrence Reardon; political culture as a source of Japanese immobilism in the new world order, Robert Compton, Jr.; globalization, Asian political culture and state control, Kunihiko Imai; South Korea as a middle power - the growing globalization of South Korean foreign policy, Dlynn Armstrong-Williams; East Timor independence - the changing nature of international pressure, Thomas Ambrosio; Japan's regional environmental foreign aid -responding to global and regional realities, David M. Potter; prospects for a regional human rights mechanism in East Asia, Hidetoshi Hashimoto; demilitarizing Okinawa - globalization and comparative social movements, Vincent Kelly Pollard.