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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765601621

ISBN-13: 9780765601629

Pub. Date: 08/31/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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?

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

The economic analysis of legal and regulatory issues need not be limited to the neoclassical economic approach. The expert contributors to this work employ a variety of heterodox legal-economic theories to address a broad range of legal issues. They demonstrate how these various approaches can lead to very different conclusions concerning the role of the law and legal intervention in a wide array of contexts. The schools of thought and methodologies represented here include institutional economics, new institutional economics, socio-economics, social economics, behavioral economics, game theory, feminist economics, Rawlsian economics, radical economics, Austrian economics, and personalist economics. The legal and regulatory issues examined include anti-trust and competition, corporate governance, the environment and natural resources, land use and property rights, unions and collective bargaining, welfare benefits, work-time regulation and standards, sexual harassment in the workplace, obligations of employers and employees to each other, crime, torts, and even the structure of government. Each contributor brings a different emphasis and provides thoughtful, sometimes provocative analysis and conclusions. Together, these heterodox insights will provide valuable supplementary reading for courses in law and economics as well as public policy and business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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