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Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development / Edition 1

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia: Politics, Security and Economic Development / Edition 1

by Mark Beeson
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East Asia is the most economically dynamic, strategically significant and politically diverse region on the planet - and the rise of China ensures that the region will be a crucial influence on international relations in the twenty-first century. Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia provides an introduction to and an analysis of the distinctive character and evolution of the political systems, economic structures and security relationships of East Asia. Mark Beeson details the strengths and weaknesses of East Asia's disparate states and assesses the region's capacity to manage its own - often troubled - internal relations, as well as those with the rest of the world. He shows how East Asian development and the prospects for the development of a more unified East Asian region can only be understood in the context of the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its remarkable rise to prominence over the last few decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900230000338
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Beeson is Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia and formerly Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Figures     ix
List of Tables     x
Acknowledgements     xi
List of Abbreviations     xii
Introduction     xiv
Conceptualizing East Asia: From the Local to the Global     1
Recognizing regions     2
East Asia: unity in diversity?     7
Regional divergence or global convergence?     14
Conclusion     24
The Weight of History     26
The decline of Chinese hegemony     27
The rise of Japan     37
The subordination of Southeast Asia     48
Conclusion     62
Geopolitics and Security     64
American hegemony and its impact     66
Security at the national level     73
Regional international relations and security     83
Conclusion     98
Nationalism, Domestic Politics and Asian Values     100
East Asia's democratic moment?     102
Japan and Northeast Asia     106
Southeast Asia and the making of nations     116
Battering down the Chinese walls?     128
Asian values and human rights     134
Conclusion     140
East Asia's Developmental States     141
The Japanese exemplar     143
The rise of the newly industrializing countries     160
Southeast Asia: the maligned miracles?     166
China: more market, less plan?     173
What now for the developmental state?     179
Conclusion     182
East Asia in a Global Economy     184
Japan and the growth of East Asian regionalization     185
The first and second wave industrializing economies     191
The emergence of 'greater China'     197
The East Asian financial crisis and its aftermath     203
Conclusion     213
The Evolution of East Asian Regionalism     216
The world the Cold War made: ASEAN and Southeast Asian regionalism     217
The post-Cold War and the rise and fall of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation     223
The emergence of East Asian regionalism     227
ASEAN+3     232
Conclusion     236
East Asian Futures     238
Return of the resource curse?     240
Is the planet big enough for China?     244
The coming war with China?     247
The rise of an institutionalized East Asia and the decline of American influence?     251
Notes      255
References     272
Index     315

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Shortlisted for the Edgar Graham Book Prize 'Outstanding. A major work of synthesis that demonstrates the inextricable linkages between globalisation and regionalism in the political economy of East Asia.' - Richard Higgott, Editor, Pacific Review

(Review of previous edition)'Rich, nuanced and chock full of fresh insights, this will be must-reading about Asia. Beeson distils the region's unfolding political economy and security challenges in a most readable and digestible form.' - T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, USA

(Review of previous edition)'Mark Beeson's depth of knowledge of both individual countries and regional developments shines through in this excellent and much needed text.' - Richard Stubbs, McMaster University, Canada (Review of previous edition)'We have long needed a text that covers both political economy and security issues in East Asia. Mark Beeson's new book admirably fills this gap.' - John Ravenhill, Australian National University

(Review of previous edition)'[A] well-written, extensively researched book... A must-read for students and scholars... and recommended for journalists, policy-makers and the public interested in the region.' - Benny Teh Cheng Guan, International Affairs

(Review of previous edition)'Mark Beeson has delivered a masterly overview of the place of East Asia within the regionalizing and globalizing trends apparent to us all.' - Jim Rolfe, Contemporary Southeast Asia (Review of previous edition)

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