East Asian Multilateralism: Prospects for Regional Stability

East Asian Multilateralism: Prospects for Regional Stability

by Kent E. Calder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801888492

ISBN-13: 9780801888496

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

While the Iraq war and Middle East conflicts command the attention of the United States and most of the rest of the developed world, fundamental changes are occurring in East Asia. North Korea has tested nuclear weapons, even as it and South Korea have effectively entered a period of tepid détente; relations among China, Japan, and South Korea are a complex

Overview

While the Iraq war and Middle East conflicts command the attention of the United States and most of the rest of the developed world, fundamental changes are occurring in East Asia. North Korea has tested nuclear weapons, even as it and South Korea have effectively entered a period of tepid détente; relations among China, Japan, and South Korea are a complex mixture of conflict and cooperation; and Japan is developing more forthright security policies, even as it deepens ties with the United States. Together, these developments pose vital questions for world stability and security.

In East Asian Multilateralism, prominent international foreign affairs scholars examine the range of implications of shifting alignments in East Asia. The first part delves into the intraregional dynamics, and the second assesses current economic conditions and policies within individual East Asian states. The third section examines the challenge of regional cooperation from the perspectives of local players, while the fourth analyzes the implications for foreign policy in the United States and in Asia.

This thorough review and assessment charts the preconditions and prospects for deeper multilateralism, poses tough questions about America’s security and national interests in the region, and carries a plea for more serious institution-building in the North Pacific, using the ongoing six-party process in talks on North Korea as a point of departure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801888496
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Forum on Constructive Capitalism
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
List of Abbreviations     ix
Notes on Foreign Names and Transliterations     xi
Introduction   Kent E. Calder   Francis Fukuyama     1
Beyond the Hub and Spokes
Critical Junctures and the Contours of Northeast Asian Regionalism   Kent E. Calder     15
The History and Practice of Unilateralism in East Asia   Bruce Cumings     40
The Outlook for Economic Integration in East Asia   David Hale     58
The New Trade Bilateralism in East Asia   John Ravenhill     78
Country Perspectives
China's Evolving Multilateralism in Asia: The Aussenpolitik and Innenpolitik Explanations   Cheng-Chwee Kuik     109
China and the Impracticality of Closed Regionalism   Daniel H. Rosen     143
Japan and the New Security Structures of Asian Multilateralism   Kazuhiko Togo     168
Korean Perspectives on East Asian Regionalism   Sook-Jong Lee     198
Policy Implications
A New Order in East Asia?   G. John Ikenberry     217
The Security Architecture in Asia and American Foreign Policy   Francis Fukuyama     234
Conclusion   Kent E. Calder   Francis Fukuyama     255
Contributors     267
Index     271

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