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Asia's New Multilateralism Cooperation, Competition, and the Search for Community

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ISBN-10: 0231144431

ISBN-13: 9780231144438

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael J. Green, Bates Gill, M. J. Green, Bates Gill, M. J. Green

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Asia's ability to construct effective multilateral institutions for integration and cooperation-what is now called Asian "architecture"-will be a major determinant in whether the region moves closer to interdependence and stability or whether it succumbs to rivalry and confrontation. Traditionally, stability in Asia has relied on America's bilateral alliances with Japan, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. Yet in recent years emergent and more active multilateral forums-such as the Six Party Talks on North Korea and the East Asia Summit-have played a crucial role, engendering both cooperation and competition while at the same time reflecting the local concerns of the region. Some are concerned that this process is moving toward less-inclusive, bloc-based "talking shops" rather than a more open, problem-solving regionalism. Also, the future direction and success of these arrangements, along with the implications for global and regional security and prosperity, remain unclear. The fifteen experts in this volume provide national perspectives on regional institutional architecture and their functional challenges. They illuminate areas of cooperation that will move the region toward substantive collaboration, convergence of norms, and strengthened domestic institutions. They also highlight the degree to which institution-building in Asia-a region composed of liberal democracies, authoritarian regimes, and anachronistic dictatorships-has become an arena for competition among major powers and conflicting norms, and look assess the future shape of Asian security architecture., reviewing a previous edition or volume
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Michael J. Green is the Japan Chair and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University. He has served as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council. His publications include Japan's Reluctant Realismand Arming Japan.Bates Gill is the director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He previously held the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies and the inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. His most recent book is Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy.

Unbundling Asia's New Multilateralism
National Strategies for Regionalism
Evolving U.S. Views on Asia's Future Institutional Architecture
Chinese Perspectives on Building an East Asian Community in the Twenty-first Century
Regional Multilateralism in Asia and the Korean Question
Japan's Perspective on Asian Regionalism
India and the Asian Security Architecture
Australia's Pragmatic Approach to Asian Regionalism
The Strong in the World of the Weak: Southeast Asia in Asia's Regional Architecture
The Functional Challenges
Emerging Economic Architecture in Asia: Opening or Insulating the Region?
Norms and Regional Architecture: Multilateral Institution Building in Asia and Its Impact on Governance and Democracy
Defense Issues and Asia's Future Security Architecture
Nontraditional Security and Multilateralism in Asia: Reshaping the Contours of Regional Security Architecture
Challenges to Building an Effective Asia-Pacific Security Architecture
Selected List of Principal Regional Institutions in Asia