Towards an East Asian community? What ASEM and APEC can tell us
Okfen, Nuria (2003) Towards an East Asian community? What ASEM and APEC can tell us. Working Paper. University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Coventry.
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The idea of an East Asian community is not a new one. Since the 1990s, it has gained considerable influence among regional policy makers. The initiation of the ASEAN 3 process as well as the Chiang Mai Initiative (CMI) indicate that Northeast and Southeast Asians have begun to formulate their own co-operative mechanisms of regional self-help. However, the rapid proliferation of bilateral and sub-regional preferential trade agreements in recent years does not correspond to the logic of building a collective East Asian identity. This paper examines the origins of the major barriers to community-building in East Asia. It challenges the common wisdom derived from constructivist theory that East Asia's political integration and its collective identity will evolve more or less automatically as long as East Asians interact with one another on various levels and through various channels and by adhering to shared norms.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Alternative Title:||Towards an East Asian community? What Asia-Europe Meeting and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation can tell us|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization), ASEAN, Asia-Europe Meeting, Regionalism (International organization), East Asia -- Civilization|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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