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By Christopher M. Dent

East Asia is a sector that holds a lot fascination for plenty of humans. it really is one of many world's so much dynamic and various areas and is usually turning into an more and more coherent quarter in the course of the inter-play of assorted integrative monetary, political and socio-cultural techniques. any such improvement is usually known as 'regionalism', which itself has develop into a defining characteristic of the modern foreign procedure, and this booklet explores many of the ways that East Asian regionalism maintains to deepen. targeting the most issues of the East Asia zone and the research of regionalism, fiscal regionalism and East Asia's new financial geography, Southeast Asia and the organization of Southeast Asian international locations (ASEAN), trans-regionalism, East Asia's new loose alternate contract developments and key transnational matters in East Asia reminiscent of foreign migration and effort defense, East Asian Regionalism might be a vital textual content for classes on East Asian regionalism, Asian politics and Asian economics. Key pedagogical good points contain: finish of bankruptcy 'study questions' case reports that debate topical concerns with research questions additionally supplied invaluable tables and figures which illustrate key local developments in East Asia large precis conclusions masking the chapter's major findings from assorted overseas political economic climate views.

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This more multi-disciplinary approach has enabled us to move well beyond the narrow economistic approach of classic integration theory and its limitations in understanding the fuller political, social and other causes and consequences of economic < previous page page_11 next page > < previous page page_12 next page > Page 12 regionalism (Mansfield and Milner 1999). From a more political science perspective, European regional integration also became less of a model and more of a benchmark for particular institutionalised paths of regionalism (Dieter 2006).

More generally, security regionalism refers to the growing commitment between a region’s military powers to form common security arrangements that assure peace for the region as a whole. This can entail non-aggression pacts, alliance partnerships and various co-operative activities in the security domain. We may also talk about socio-cultural regionalism in relation to how a region’s society may develop its own sense of common identity. Underlying this is how we may consider regions as being socio-culturally or socio-politically constructed, and this is discussed later when we consider social constructivist perspectives on regionalism.

For example, UEMOA/WAEMU uses the CFA franc as a basic regional currency unit, the EU has its euro, and the North American Framework Agreement operates a set of bilateral currency swaps amongst the NAFTA member countries of the US, Canada and Mexico (Henning 2002). However, it is the centrality of regional financial governance in the APT framework that makes it somewhat unique. g. g. drug trafficking, piracy) or environmental nature. These make up the broader foundation on which regional community-building can be fostered and developed.

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