From Apec to Xanadu: Creating a Viable Community in the Post-cold War Pacific

From Apec to Xanadu: Creating a Viable Community in the Post-cold War Pacific

by Donald C. Helleman, Kenneth B. Pyle, Donald C. Hellman
     
 

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) forum has become a conspicuous feature of the post-Cold War international landscape. Its membership links the Western Hemisphere with Asia and spans the world's largest and most dynamic regional economic market. APEC is a cornerstone of trade policy planning throughout the region. At the same time, APEC is limited in its… See more details below

Overview

The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) forum has become a conspicuous feature of the post-Cold War international landscape. Its membership links the Western Hemisphere with Asia and spans the world's largest and most dynamic regional economic market. APEC is a cornerstone of trade policy planning throughout the region. At the same time, APEC is limited in its scope and powers. Its parameters for policy recommendations have remained narrowly economic. There are no formal procedures for making decisions through negotiation and no sanctions or guidelines for conflict resolution. APEC's vision and modus operandi disregard the independence of economic prosperity and security. The essays in this volume, written by prominent scholars from throughout the APEC region, analyze concerns that must be addressed if APEC is to be a viable component of the post-Cold War international order, including: What is the future role of the United States, whose military and economic presence in the Pacific has made possible the transformation of Asia since 1945, as a leader in the region? How does the APEC region (projected to be the center of global political economy in the twenty-first century) relate to other regional and the global structures created since 1945 to manage economic development and international security?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765601629
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
APEC Members
Commonly Used Abbreviations
1Introduction3
2APEC in a New International Order14
3APEC: Community-Building in East Asia and the Pacific37
4America, APEC, and the Road Not Taken: International Leadership in the Post-Cold War Interregnum in the Asia-Pacific70
5The Context of APEC: U.S.-Japan Relations98
6Japan's Perspective on APEC: Community or Association?126
7Reflections on APEC: A Korean View148
8APEC: An ASEAN Perspective174
9China and APEC: Interests, Opportunities, and Challenges195
App. IChronology of Significant Events in APEC's History203
App. IIImportant APEC Documents209
Index239

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