Asian Way To Peace, The

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Overview

While Europe has traditionally been the role model for international cooperation, this volume suggests a new highly successful mode. Using a flourishing operational code of diplomacy known as the Asian Way, Asian regional cooperation has gone even further to unite disparate countries for economic and political objectives. Culminating twenty years of research, this volume defines the Asian Way. It then provides details on fifty regional organizations in an effort to study this spirit of regional cooperation. Highlighting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the author concludes that Asian international relations has been ASEANized and increased economic progress has been advanced in two decades through the application of the Asian Way.

Examining in microcosm how nations conduct their foreign relations in Asia, this volume provides an extensive list of regional organizations. It details their organizational charts, provides membership lists, and reveals funding formulas and projects undertaken. The author explains how, through the application of the principles of the Asian Way, the countries of Southeast Asia have resolved their conflicts, harmonized foreign policies, begun projects of regional economic cooperation and ultimately advanced prosperity.

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Using an operational code of diplomacy known as the Asian Way, Asian regional cooperation has united disparate countries around economic and political objectives. Haas (political science, U. of Hawaii) defines the Asian Way, and then details fifty regional organizations, including organizational charts, membership lists, funding formulas, and projects undertaken. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275932169
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/20/1989
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL HAAS, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii, has held visiting appointments throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Asian Way to Peace

Foreign Aid Publicity (but Not Planning) from Colombo

A Paper Tiger and a Radar Tiger

Casting a Wide Net (with Many Holes) toward Africa

Tokyo and Seoul Bid for Leadership

When Japan Listens, Who Talks in Southeast Asia?

ASEAN: A Spirit of Cooperation to Be Emulated

Clones of ASEAN in Southeast Asia

Multilateral Money Management in Asia

Getting the Word Out in Asia

The "OPECization" of Asia

Conferocracy

The Continuing Vitality of Asian Regional Cooperation

The "ASEANization" of Asian Regional Cooperation

Bibliography

Index

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