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Regional Community Building in East Asia : Countries in Focus (Hardcover)
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ASEAN and APT are the most lively and significant groupings in actually articulating and implementing regional community.Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus features thirteen chapters, each examining one ASEAN Plus Three country and its engagement with the new East Asia. It analyses the histories, drivers and limitations of each country’s involvement specifically in ASEAN and/or APT. Three defining patterns of East Asian community building emerge from this analysis:
- The two---way relationship between a given country’s political culture and ASEAN and APT mechanisms;
- the ways in which developmental differences circumscribe a country’s ascription to the regional community grouping;
- the ways in which geography and territory delimit a given country’s possibilities in the New East Asia.
Written entirely by East Asian East Asianists, the book provides a counterpoint to existing Euro- and America-centric analyses of the region.