APEC and the Construction of Pacific Rim Regionalism

APEC and the Construction of Pacific Rim Regionalism

by John Ravenhill
     
 
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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521660945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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