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The politics of economic regionalism : explaining regional economic integration in East Asia /
Kevin G. Cai.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [U.K.] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xiii, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230576540 (hbk.), 9780230576544 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [U.K.] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230576540 (hbk.)
9780230576544 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7259920
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-182) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kevin G. Cai is Associate Professor at Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is the author of The Political Economy of East Asia: Regional and National Dimensions (Palgrave, 2008) and numerous refereed journal articles, and numerous refereed journal articles book chapters and other pieces.
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'Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this is an excellent introduction to what is becoming the world's most important economic region.' - Mark Beeson, Professor in International Politics and Head of Department, Department of Political Science & International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
'Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this is an excellent introduction to what is becoming the world's most important economic region.' - Mark Beeson, Professor in International Politics and Head of Department, Department of Political Science & International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK 'Artfully tracing the evolution of economic regionalism in East Asia, Kevin G. Cai identifies its distinguishing features and differences from the Western European and North American experiences. This book will win lavish praise from both specialists on Asia and general readers. It is a gem.' - James H. Mittelman, University Professor, School of International Service, American University, USA, and author of Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity (2010)
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Summaries
Long Description
Economic regionalism has taken a different path in East Asia. In contrast to the government-engineered and highly institutionalized regionalism of Europe and North America, economic regionalism in East Asia started as an autonomous and uninstitutionalized process of rapidly rising intraregional trade and FDI flows, driven by market forces and economic imperatives. Over time, this process gradually involved a new dimension of increasingly institutionalized regional economic cooperation between states in the region, particularly in the wake of the 1997shy; -98 Asian financial crisis, in response to the changing conditions at the global, regional and national levels brought about by globalization. However, despite such development, Cai demonstrates how a true regional grouping of East Asian states is still far from being formed.
Main Description
While major theories of economic regionalism in the existing literature are primarily constructed to explore institutionalized regional integration, European integration in particular, the analytical framework developed in this work explains the unique process and pattern of regional integration in East Asia.
Description for Bookstore
This book is a study of the political economy of regionalism in the world economy with special reference to East Asia
Long Description
Economic regionalism has taken a different path in East Asia. In contrast to the government-engineered and highly institutionalized regionalism of Europe and North America, economic regionalism in East Asia started as an autonomous and uninstitutionalized process of intraregional trade and FDI flows, driven by market forces and economic imperatives. Over time, this process gradually evolved into increasingly institutionalized regional economic cooperation between states. This was particularly the case in the aftermath of the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis where such economic collaboration was a direct consequence of the changing conditions at the global, regional and domestic level. However, despite such progress, Cai demonstrates how a true regional grouping of East Asian states is still far from being formed.
Bowker Data Service Summary
While major theories of economic regionalism are primarily constructed to explore institutionalized regional integration, in particular European integration, the analytical framework developed in this work explains the processes and patterns of regional integration in East Asia.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xii
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical Perspectives: Constructing an Analytical Frameworkp. 6
The Evolution of the Global Economic Order since 1945p. 40
Regionalism in the World Economy since the 1950sp. 68
Regional Economic Integration in East Asiap. 91
Conclusionp. 132
Notesp. 144
Bibliographyp. 170
Indexp. 183
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