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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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review

A 'must' for any college-level collection strong in Asian politics.

Survival

A worthwhile read for anyone interested in recent momentum towards regionalism in East Asia.

International Journal
Aside from its inherent appeal to American policy wonks, the volume offers some interesting thoughts about the theory and practice of multilateralism in east Asia.

— Nicola P. Contessi

East Asia Integration Studies
East Asian Multilateralism provides a comprehensive analysis of the major challenges for the establishment of a multilateral regional order. In particular interest is the additional focus on policy recommendations (for the US diplomacy).

— Alfred Gerstl

Asian Affairs
The volume is well-organised, readable, and remarkably jargon-free and benefits from a multinational set of contributors with considerable expertise in the region.

— Brian Bridges

Pacific Affairs
Assembles an impressive crew of American and American-based policy experts on the subject.

— Simon Tay

International Journal - Nicola P. Contessi

Aside from its inherent appeal to American policy wonks, the volume offers some interesting thoughts about the theory and practice of multilateralism in east Asia.

East Asia Integration Studies - Alfred Gerstl

East Asian Multilateralism provides a comprehensive analysis of the major challenges for the establishment of a multilateral regional order. In particular interest is the additional focus on policy recommendations (for the US diplomacy).

Asian Affairs - Brian Bridges

The volume is well-organised, readable, and remarkably jargon-free and benefits from a multinational set of contributors with considerable expertise in the region.

Pacific Affairs - Simon Tay

Assembles an impressive crew of American and American-based policy experts on the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801888496
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Forum on Constructive Capitalism
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Kent E. Calder is the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor and director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Embattled Garrisons. Francis Fukuyama is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy and director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author or editor of dozens of books, including Nation-Building, also published by Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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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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