APEC and the Construction of Pacific Rim Regionalism / Edition 1

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Overview

Since its establishment in 1989, APEC has graduated from a ministerial-level gathering of nine countries to an institution that stages annual summits, has a permanent secretariat, and whose twenty-one members have committed themselves to establishing free trade in the region. A decade after its foundation, however, members have been increasingly frustrated with the grouping's progress. In this theoretically sophisticated book, John Ravenhill examines the reasons for APEC's establishment, its evolution, and the causes of its failures.

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"Ravenhill provides an axcellent account of the construction and evolution of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).... Highly recommended for those interested in the past and future of APEC. Graduate, research, and professional collections." Choice

"...Ravenhill's superb case study of regionalism in the Pacific Rim will quickly become the standard text on APEC at the turn of the millenium." Business History Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521667975
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The construction of regional inter-governmental collaboration; 2. The construction of APEC; 3. The institutionalization of APEC; 4. Regimes and compliance; 5. APEC as a regional regime; 6. APEC and multilateralism.

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