Asia's New Regionalism

Asia's New Regionalism

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As the political drive to establish closer ties among Asian governments continues to gain momentum, there has been much debate about the realities of Asian regionalism. Does the community-building activity in fact signal the birth of ""Asia Major""? What are the obstacles to integration? And is integration actually a positive trend for the region - and for external actors? Sifting rhetoric from fact, Ellen Frost offers a nuanced analysis of the political, economic, and strategic issues at stake.A central theme in Asia's New Regionalism is the link between integration driven by governments for political and security reasons and integration fueled by ethnic, cultural, and economic ties. Frost's exploration of these sometimes mismatched dynamics also highlights critical implications for policies both in the region and globally.This book provides a nuanced analysis of the complexities of Asian regionalism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 1588265544
  • 9781588265548

Table of contents

Asia's New Momentum. Remapping Asia. Maritime Asia Resurgent. The Legacy of Maritime Asia. The Great Revival. Individuals as Spontaneous Integrators. Designing Asia Major. Sources of the Asian Integration Movement. The Architecture of Regional Integration. Trade, Finance, and the Politics of Regionalism. Foreign Policy and Security Cooperation. Sizing Up the Asian Integration Movement. Assessing the Promise of Integration. Current Obstacles and Potential Threats. Looking to the Future.
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Review quote

This is an important and original argument. Engaging, compelling, and comprehensive, it provides a valuable contribution to our understanding of the changing dynamics of Asian regionalism. - T.J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley "Frost offers a comprehensive perspective on Asian integration, drawing on history, politics, and geography. Her narrative is crisp and enjoyable, and her analysis insightful." - Saori Katada, University of Southern California
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About Ellen L. Frost

Ellen L. Frost is visiting fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and adjunct research fellow at the National Defense University. She is author of For Richer, For Poorer: The New US-Japan Relationship and Transatlantic Trade: A Strategic Trade Agenda.
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