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Author Calder, Kent E.

Title The making of Northeast Asia / Kent Calder and Min Ye
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]


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Description xxii, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Series Studies in Asian security.
Contents pt. 1. Introduction and theory -- Northeast Asia in global perspective -- Theories of Asian institutional development: changing context and critical junctures -- pt. 2. Historical context: critical junctures -- The orhanization gap in historical perspective: war in Korea and the first critical juncture -- Overcoming the organizational gap: crises and critical junctures (1994-2008) -- pt. 3. regional development -- Visions of a more cohesive regional future -- A deepening web of regional connectedness -- pt. 4. National transformation -- The transformation of China's regional policies -- Catalysts: Korea and ASEAN in the making of Northeast Asia -- Japan's dilemma and the making of Northeast asia -- The United States and Northeast Asia regionalism -- In conclusion
Summary Northeast Asia, where the interests of three major nuclear powers and the world's three largest economies converge around the unstable pivot of the Korean peninsula, is a region rife with political-economic paradox. It ranks today among the most dangerous areas on earth, plagued by security problems of global importance, including nuclear and missile proliferation. Yet in the face of long-standing historical antagonisms and geopolitical tensions, the rapidly growing region is nevertheless emerging as an identifiable economic, political, and strategic entity in its own right, and cooperative trilateral mechanisms among Japan, China, and Korea are deepening. As the locus of both economic growth and political-military uncertainty in Asia has moved further to the Northeast, the need has arisen for a book focusing analytically on prospects for collaboration within Northeast Asia specifically, rather than generalizing solely about Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific regional relationship. --
The Making of Northeast Asia makes an important contribution to the literature on East Asian security, and its arguments will challenge and provoke available institutionalist and constructivist scholarship on Asian regionalism. It is going to be widely read and debated."---AMITAV ACHARYA Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington, D.C. --
This book provides exactly this explicit Northeast Asian focus, while also offering a more general theory for Asian institution building, and policy suggestions for coping with a historic new development in world affairs. --Book Jacket
Notes "Sponsored by the East-West Center"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-324) and index
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Subject East Asian cooperation.
Regionalism -- East Asia.
Far East -- Economic integration.
Far East -- Politics and government.
Author Ye, Min, 1975-
LC no. 2009049773
ISBN 9780804769211 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804769228 (paperback: alk. paper)