The sovereign power of the nation-state has been steadily eroding for decades under the pressure of multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and multiregional organizations such as the European Union. The increasing prominence of non-governmental organizations such as Greenpeace and Human Rights Watch in times of crisis has also contributed, since the problems such groups address often extend beyond national borders and are thus difficult for national governments to manage alone. Multiregionalism and Multilateralism investigates these forces as they factor into political and economic relations between Asia and Europe.
About the Author
Sebastian Bersick is senior research fellow at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels.
Wim Stokhof is director of the International Institute for Asian Studies and secretary general of the International Convention of Asia Scholars.
Paul van der Velde is senior consultant of the International Institute for Asian Studies.
Table of Contents
1 Multiregionalism and Multilateralism: Asian-European Relations
in a Global Context
2 East Asia: The Missing Link in Multiregionalism
3 ASEM and EU-style Economic Integration in East Asia
4 India's New Quest for Intra- and Inter-regional Politics
5 Enhancing South-East Asia's Security: The Aceh Monitoring Mission
6 ASEM and the Expanding China-European Union Relationship
7 China and Latin America: The Economic Dimension
8 Beyond asem 6: Lessons for the Actors
9 Ten Years of ASEM-Changes and Challenges
Yeo Lay Hwee
10 The Perception of ASEM in China