The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations

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The European Union and Asia are two regions undergoing significant changes internally while at the same time developing stronger relations with each other. In the context of an emerging multi-polar world, Europe and Asia are seen as major actors, making their relations increasingly crucial for the understanding of global politics. The Handbook is distinctive because it constitutes a thoroughly comprehensive collection of more than 40 contributions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, bringing together ...

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Overview

The European Union and Asia are two regions undergoing significant changes internally while at the same time developing stronger relations with each other. In the context of an emerging multi-polar world, Europe and Asia are seen as major actors, making their relations increasingly crucial for the understanding of global politics. The Handbook is distinctive because it constitutes a thoroughly comprehensive collection of more than 40 contributions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, bringing together leading authors from around the world.

The Handbook is structured along several key dimensions in the relationship, ensuring that bilateral relations, multilateral contexts, institutional aspects, the comparative dimension and the global perspective, are all covered – a unique set of contributions. In addition, sections look specifically at political, economic and cultural relations between the two regions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230378698
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Christiansen is Jean Monnet Professor of European Institutional Politics and Co-Director of the MAastricht Centre for European Governance (MCEG), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, UK.
 
Emil Kirchner is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government, University of Essex, UK. he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2002, and and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science in 2009.

Philomena Murray is Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds honorary positions at the Institute for International Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; UNU-CRIS, Brugge, Belgium; the College of Europe, Brugge, Belgium and the NCRE at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Professor Murray has recently been appointed Research Director on Regional Governance in the new EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at the University of Melbourne.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction Thomas Christiansen; Emil Kirchner; Philomena Murray
PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING AND CONTEXTUALIZING EU-ASIA RELATIONS
1. The Historical Relations of Europe and East Asia- From Partnership to
Post-Colonialism; Stefan Kirchner
2. The Evolution of EU-Asian Relations: 2001-2011; Fraser CAMERON
3. Prospects for Multipolarity and Multilateralism in World Politics; Knud Erik Jørgensen
4. Images of European Integration in Asia; Martin Holland, Natalia Chaban, Serena Kelly Suei-yi Lai
5. The Role of 'Strategic Partnerships' in EU Relations with Asia; Michael Reiterer
PART II: THE COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS
6. Regionalism and EU-Asian Relations: Patterns, Trends and Determinants; Douglas Webber
7. Europe-Asia Studies: The Contribution of Comparative Regional Integration; Philomena Murray and Alex Warleigh-Lack
8. Responses to the Global Financial Crisis – and its Precedents; Paul Gillespie
9. Dealing with Terrorism, Corruption and Organized Crime: EU and Asia; Leslie Holmes
PART III: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS
10. EU-China Relations on Human Rights in Competing Paradigms: Continuity and Change; Wenwen Shen
11. The Securitization of EU-Asia Relations in the Post-Cold War Era; Nicola Casarini
12. Sanctions and Embargoes in EU-Asia Relations; Pascal Vennesson and Clara Portela
13. Socio-Cultural and Educational Cooperation between the EU and Asia; Georg Wiessala
14. Regional Integration Support by the EU in Asia: Aims and Prospects; Anja Jetschke
PART IV: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSON OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS
15. EU-Asia Trade Relations; Hiromasa Kubo
16. Trade Facilitation and Market Access; Bernadette Andreosso O'Callaghan
17. International Banking, Asia and Europe; Cillian Ryan
18. Coordinating Regional Financial Arrangements with the IMF: Challenges to
Asia and Lessons from the EU; Takuji Kinkyo
PART V: THE INSTITUTIONAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS
19. The Institutional Dimension of EU-ASEAN/ASEAN Plus Three Interregional Relations; Maria-Gabriela Manea
20. The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM); Lay Hwee Yeo
21. The ASEAN Regional Forum and the EU's Role in Promoting Security in Asia-Pacific;
Katja Weber
22. Strategic Bilateralism or Effective Multilateralism? The EU, the SCO and SAARC; Thomas Renard
PART VI: THE GLOBAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS
23. The EU, Asia and the Governance of Global Trade; Michael Smith
24. The EU and Asia in the United Nations Security Council; Jan Wouters and Matthieu Burnay
25. Nuclear Non-Proliferation; Seockjun Yoon and Jaejung Suh
26. The Security of the United States in Asia Pacific; Roberto Dominguez
27 From Polarisation towards a Consensus on Development? EU and Asia Approaches to Development and ODA: Uwe Wissenbach and Eunmee Kim
28. Europe, Asia and Climate Change Governance: Yan Bo and Zhimin Chen
PART VII: CHINA IN EU – ASIA RELATIONS
29. Security and the Role of China; Xinning Song
30. China in EU-East Asia Economic Relations; Bingran Dai
31. EU-China Relations; Gustaaf Geeraerts
PART VIII: BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EU AND ASIA
32. EU-Japan Relations; Toshiro Tanaka
33. The EU and the Two Koreas- One Strategic Partner, the Other Strategic Liability; Uwe Wissenbach
34. EU-Taiwan Relationship Since 1981; Hungdah Su
35. EU-Indonesia Relations: No Expectations-capabilitiy Gap?; David Camroux and Annisa Srikandini
36. EU-India Relations; David Allen
37. EU-Pakistan Relations: The Challenge of Dealing with a Fragile State; Shada Islam
38. EU-Australia Relations; Andrea Benvenuti and Philomena Murray
Conclusion: The Future Agenda in Europe-Asia Relations; Thomas Christiansen, Emil Kirchner and Philomena Murray

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