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Regional cooperation and its enemies in Northeast Asia [electronic resource] : the impact of domestic forces /
edited by Edward Friedman and Sung Chull Kim.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
p. cm.
041539922X (hardback : alk. paper)
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New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
041539922X (hardback : alk. paper)
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Domestic politics and regional cooperation in Southeast and Northeast Asia / Etel Solingen -- Envisioning a Northeast Asian community / Haruki Wada -- Washington's policies toward North Korea and the Taiwan Strait / Tun-jen Cheng -- The two Koreas in Northeast Asia / Yong-Pyo Hong -- The transformation of Chinese foreign policy / Lowell Dittmer -- The fragility of China's regional cooperation / Edward Friedman -- State consolidation and foreign policy in Russia / Leszek Buszynski -- Mediating geopolitics, markets, and regionalism in the post-cold war relations with China / Peng Er Lam -- Transnational cooperation among NGOs in Northeast Asia / Daehoon Lee.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'The book is a welcome newcomer in the regional cooperation literature of the Asian Pacific...The chapters in this book are rich in detail, informative in description, insightful in analysis, and poignant in argument...This volume is probably not the final word on Northeast Asian regional cooperation but it goes beyond what is offered by most similar publications, and it does so in fewer pages.' - Nobuhiro Hiwatari, Pacific Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 3, Fall 2007
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Examining the prospects for building a regional community in Northeast Asia, this book considers the foreign policies of the individual states as well as the impact of domestic politics on the regionalist agenda. It outlines the emerging Northeast Asian community and the domestic requisites for its evolution and realization, and puts it in context by comparing the emerging community with Southeast Asia. The book investigates the attitudes of the key powers, including China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Russia and the US, towards the ideal of greater regional cooperation, with particular emphasis on the implications of domestic factors in each country for regional dynamics. It explores the North Korean nuclear crisis, the continuing tensions over the Taiwan Straits, the impact of Sino-Japanese rivalry, the shift in stance of South Korea towards North Korea since 2001 and its implications for its relationship with the US, and Putin's attempts to strengthen Russian influence in the region. It concludes by identifying the foremost dangers that risk obstructing greater regional cooperation, particularly the China-Japan rivalry, nationalist sentiments, territorial disputes and energy competition.
Long Description
Northeast Asia is a region of both extraordinary economic growth and dangerous tensions which could explode in war. This book examines how domestic politics in all the countries of the region - China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea and, of course, the USA - intensifies the forces of both mutually beneficial prosperity and also war-prone tensions. It goes on to provide policy suggestions for making the better prospects more likely and the worse outcomes less likely. The book, highlighting how domestic imperatives shape foreign policies, will be an important contribution to the literature on Northeast Asian regionalism and the prospects for its future development.
Table of Contents
About the editors and contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of acronymsp. xi
Introduction: multilayered domestic-regional linkagesp. 1
Contextualizing the Northeast Asian regionp. 15
Domestic politics and regional cooperation in Southeast and Northeast Asiap. 17
Envisioning a Northeast Asian community: regional and domestic factors to considerp. 38
Domestic dimension of regional interactionp. 59
Washington's policies toward North Korea and the Taiwan Strait: the role of US domestic politicsp. 61
The two Koreas in Northeast Asia: linkages between domestic, inter-Korean, and regional politicsp. 85
The transformation of Chinese foreign policyp. 101
The fragility of China's regional cooperationp. 125
State consolidation and foreign policy in Russiap. 143
Mediating geopolitics, markets and regionalism: domestic politics in Japan's post-Cold War relations with Chinap. 165
Non-governmental sources of regional cooperationp. 183
Transnational cooperation among NGOs in Northeast Asia: from re-thinking development towards re-thinking securityp. 185
Conclusionp. 205
Indexp. 214
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