Europe, East Asia and APEC: A Shared Global Agenda?

Europe, East Asia and APEC: A Shared Global Agenda?

by Peter Drysdale
     
 

This book contrasts regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region and in Europe. In the Asia Pacific Region, regionalism is developing by means of "open regionalism," constructed through the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Process). This is different from the regionalism that has developed in Europe through the construction of a single European

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This book contrasts regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific Region and in Europe. In the Asia Pacific Region, regionalism is developing by means of "open regionalism," constructed through the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Process). This is different from the regionalism that has developed in Europe through the construction of a single European Market and Monetary Union within the European Union. In the light of this contrast, a number of important contemporary policy questions are considered by an international team of contributors. How should Europe and other parts of the world respond to the development of open regionalism in the Asia Pacific Region? Can these regions develop a shared global agenda directed toward sustaining genuinely multilateral solutions to international trade policy problems over the coming years?

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Review of the hardback: 'It is rare that a project can be described as 'visionary'. Yet the word is undoubtedly apt here ... The fact that this book has emerged at the end of it is a testament indeed to its editors and planners ... The gems, as is usual in any edited collection, are sprinkled through the work. To my mind, those that shine most brightly are from writers who look one or two decades ahead. Kym Anderson and Joseph François use econometric modelling to consider the effect of three scenarios - APEC completing its tariff cuts on schedule; the successful conclusion of another WTO round, leading to extensive reductions in trade barriers; the China and Taiwan entering the WTO (a topic also dealt with in a pithy piece of Justin Lin). Yongzheng Yang, Ron Duncan and Tony lawson analyse an even more fascinating question - what if APEC and the EU each adopted the other's policy on trade liberalisation? Australian Journal of International Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521168434
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2011
Series:
Global Economic Institutions Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

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