A fascinating insight into how regional organizations in Europe and East Asia are currently grappling with a striking number of essentially similar challenges.
This issue-based overview of political integration focuses on the differences and similarities in regional integration levels and processes in the two regions, to examine how the long-term future, role and impact of organizations such as the EU and ASEAN may depend heavily on how well they deal with complex and conflict-laden issues in the next few years.
This volume analyzes the historical development, current state and prospective future evolution of political integration in the two regions. These leading authors identify key variables that account for the contrasting political integration levels, clearly demonstrating and explaining why the rhythm of integration in both regions varies. With contributions from both Asian and European scholars on each topic, this book delivers:
This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of IPE, international relations, political science, contemporary history and European studies and Asian studies.
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Douglas Webber and Bertrand Fort
The international context of regionalism
The theory and practice of region: Changing global context
Leadership and power in regional integration
France and Germany: The evolution of a European partnership
Leadership in the history of Southeast Asian integration: The role of
Indonesia in ASEAN
Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Leadership in institution building: The case of ASEAN+3
Economic and monetary cooperation and integration
The origins, launching and consequences of ‘1992’ and the Euro: The politics of economic and monetary integration in Europe
The Chiang Mai Initiative and prospects for closer monetary integration in East Asia
Conflict over institutional reform
The EU from Amsterdam via Nice to the Constitutional Treaty: Exploring
and explaining recent treaty reforms
The development of ASEAN’s diplomatic and security culture: Not beyond
Post-Cold War Enlargement
The challenge of asymmetry: origins, issues and implications of enlarging the European Union
The Indo-Chinese enlargement of ASEAN: Enhancing or undermining regional economic integration?
Helen E.S. Nesadurai
The birth and growth of ASEAN+3
Security and regional crisis management
The elusive quest for a European security and defence policy: From crisis
management to security strategy
Regional institutions and regional crises in East Asia: Moving away from the
Regional integration in Europe and Asia: A historical perspective
Europe and Asia: Reflections on a tale of two regionalisms