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The Handbook provides a comprehensive range of contributions on the relations between the EU and Asia - two regions undergoing significant changes internally yet also developing stronger relations in the context of an emerging multi-polar world. It collates some 40 contributions from various disciplines by contributors from throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137494542
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/02/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 664
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction; T.Christiansen, E.Kirchner & P.Murray PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING AND CONTEXTUALIZING EU-ASIA RELATIONS The Historical Relations Of Europe And East Asia- From Partnership To Post-Colonialism; S.Kirchner The Evolution Of EU-Asian Relations: 2001-2011; F.Cameron Prospects For Multipolarity And Multilateralism In World Politics; K.E.Jørgensen Images Of European Integration In Asia; M.Holland, N.Chaban, S.Kelly & S-Y.Lai The Role Of 'Strategic Partnerships' In EU Relations With Asia; M.Reiterer PART II: THE COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS Regionalism And EU-Asian Relations: Patterns, Trends And Determinants; D.Webber Europe-Asia Studies: The Contribution Of Comparative Regional Integration; P.Murray & A.Warleigh-Lack Responses To The Global Financial Crisis And Its Precedents; P.Gillespie Dealing With Terrorism, Corruption And Organized Crime: EU And Asia; L.Holmes PART III: THE POLITICAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS EU-China Relations On Human Rights In Competing Paradigms: Continuity And Change; W.Shen The Securitization Of EU-Asia Relations In The Post-Cold War Era; N.Casarini Sanctions And Embargoes In EU-Asia Relations; P.Vennesson & C.Portela Socio-Cultural And Educational Cooperation Between The EU And Asia; G.Wiessala Regional Integration Support By The EU In Asia: Aims And Prospects; A.Jetschke PART IV: THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS EU-Asia Trade Relations; H.Kubo Trade Facilitation And Market Access; B.A.O'Callaghan International Banking, Asia And Europe; C.Ryan Coordinating Regional Financial Arrangements With The IMF: Challenges To Asia And Lessons From The EU; T.Kinkyo PART V: THE INSTITUTIONAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS The Institutional Dimension Of EU-Asean/Asean Plus Three Interregional Relations; M-G.Manea The Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem); L.H.Yeo The Asean Regional Forum And The EU's Role In Promoting Security In Asia-Pacific; K.Weber Strategic Bilateralism Or Effective Multilateralism? The EU, The SCO And SAARC; T.Renard PART VI: THE GLOBAL DIMENSION OF EU-ASIA RELATIONS The EU, Asia And The Governance Of Global Trade; M.Smith The EU And Asia In The United Nations Security Council; J.Wouters & M.Burnay Nuclear Non-Proliferation; S.Yoon & J.Suh The Security Of The United States In Asia Pacific; R.Dominguez From Polarisation Towards A Consensus On Development? EU And Asia Approaches To Development And Oda; U.Wissenbach & E.Kim Europe, Asia And Climate Change Governance; Y.Bo & Z.Chen PART VII: CHINA IN EU ASIA RELATIONS Security And The Role Of China; X.Song China In EU-East Asia Economic Relations; B.Dai EU-China Relations; G.Geeraerts PART VIII: BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EU AND ASIA EU-Japan Relations; T.Tanaka The EU And The Two Koreas- One Strategic Partner, The Other Strategic Liability; U.Wissenbach EU-Taiwan Relationship Since 1981; H.Su EU-Indonesia Relations: No Expectations-Capabilitiy Gap?; D.Camroux & A.Srikandini EU-India Relations; D.Allen EU-Pakistan Relations: The Challenge Of Dealing With A Fragile State; S.Islam EU-Australia Relations; A.Benvenuti & P.Murray Conclusion: The Future Agenda In Europe-Asia Relations; T.Christiansen, E.Kirchner & P.Murray

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