The Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism is a definitive introduction to, and analysis of, the development of regionalism in Asia, including coverage of East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The contributors engage in a comprehensive exploration of what is arguably the most dynamic and important region in the world. Significantly, this volume addresses the multiple manifestations of regionalism in Asia and is consequently organised thematically under the headings of:
- conceptualizing the region
- economic issues
- political issues
- strategic issues
- regional organizations
As such, the Handbook presents some of the key elements of the competing interpretations of this important and highly contested topic, giving the reader a chance to evaluate not just where Asian regionalism is going but also how the scholarship on Asian regionalism is analysing these trends and events.
This book will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of Asian politics, international relations and regionalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs Part I: Conceptualizing the Asian region 1. Theories of Regionalism, Fredrik Söderbaum 2. East Asian Regionalism, Gilbert Rozman 3. The Shift to the Modern World in East Asia: War, Memory and Regional Identity, Peter Preston 4. A Non-Eurocentric Global History of Asia, John M. Hobson 5. East Asia when China was at the Center: The tribute system in early modern East Asia, David Kang Part II: Economic issues 6. The Significance of the Overseas Chinese in East Asia, Gordon C. K. Cheung 7. The Developmental State and Asian Regionalism, Richard Stubbs 8. What is driving the internationalization of Asia’s Business Groups? Michael Carney 9. Trade integration in Asia, Heribert Dieter 10. Regional Financial Cooperation, Saori N. Katada 11. China-ASEAN Relations: The Core of Asian Regionalism, Nicholas Thomas Part III: Political issues 12. Asia, ASEAN and the Question of Sovereignty: The Persistence of Non-Intervention in the Asia Pacific, Shaun Narine 13. The ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) as Authentic Social Forum Regional Civil Society Networking for an Alternative Regionalism, Helen E. S. Nesadurai 14. Regulatory Regionalism in Asia, Shahar Hameiri and Kanishka Jayasuriya 15. Corruption in East Asia, Howard Dick 16. Social Policy in East Asia, M Ramesh 17. Asian Regionalism and Human Rights: The case of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, Anthony J. Langlois 18. Asian Regionalism and Law: The Continuing Contribution of ‘Legal Pluralism’, Michael Dowdle 19. Democracy, Development and Authoritarianism, Mark Beeson Part IV: Strategic issues 20. The Rise of China and East Asian Regionalism, Min Ye 21. Regional Leadership in East Asia: Japan and China as Contenders, Christopher M. Dent 22. Perspectives in Asia-Pacific Security Studies, Sorpong Peou 23. Comprehensive Security in East Asia, Ralf Emmers 24. Regionalising environmental security in Asia, Lorraine Elliott 25. Non-Traditional Security, Alan Collins Part V: Organizations 26. ASEAN, Anja Jetschke 27. The ASEAN Regional Forum: Challenges and Prospects, Takeshi Yuzawa 28. APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Nick Bisley 29. ASEAN Plus Three Becoming more like a normal regionalism? Takashi Terada 30. The East Asia Summit: Pan-Asian Multilateralism rather than Intra-Asian Regionalism, David Camroux 31. Phases in the Development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chien-peng Chung 32. The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Julie Gilson 33. Dynamics of South Asian Regionalism, Kishore C. Dash Conclusion: The Future of Asian Regionalism, Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs