Global Multilevel Governance: European and East Asian Leadership

Global Multilevel Governance: European and East Asian Leadership

by Cesar de Prado
     
 

Since the end of the Cold War, European and East Asian states have established a series of distinct regional and transboundary structures and agreements. The EU has grown into a remarkable model of peaceful cooperation, and countries in Southeast and Northeast Asia are gradually developing the ASEAN+3 process into an East Asian community. Through bilateral,

Overview

Since the end of the Cold War, European and East Asian states have established a series of distinct regional and transboundary structures and agreements. The EU has grown into a remarkable model of peaceful cooperation, and countries in Southeast and Northeast Asia are gradually developing the ASEAN+3 process into an East Asian community. Through bilateral, multilateral, and especially interregional relationships, both Europe and East Asia are now actively engaging with other regions and the global community. This book examines the opportunity to sustain peace and prosperity through dynamic, multilevel governance. César de Prado presents four case studies of political, advisory, economic, and social multilevel governance centered in Europe and East Asia. He examines government actors advancing traditional agendas through formal regional institutions and flexible intergovernmental processes; Track-2 processes that link governments with economic and civil society actors; dynamic economic cooperation through the information and telecommunications sectors; and broader social advancement through regionally and globally educated human resources. The convergence of European and East Asian political, economic, and social agendas could spur the United States and other powers to better engage in global multilevel governance, and reinvigorate multilateral organizations such as the United Nations.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"César de Prado has written an impressive book on the growing engagement between Asia and Europe." —Tommy Koh, Asia-Europe Foundation and the Institute of Policy Studies

"The author's theoretical framework offers a way to map the new world order." —Anne-Marie Slaughter, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

"This is an excellent contribution to our understanding of the complex development towards global multi-level governance." —Horst Gunter Krenzler, Munich University Law Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811391
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

César de Prado is a researcher at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Oriental Culture, a visiting professor at the University of Salamanca's East Asian Studies Program in Spain, and an associate research fellow at the United Nations Univers

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