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Title Inter-regional relations and the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) / Bart Gaens, Gauri Khandekar, editors
Published London : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2018


Description 1 online resource
Contents Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction ; References; Chapter 2 Two Decades of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) ; 1 Introduction; 2 Historical Background: ASEM as an Evolving Forum; 3 Institutional Design: ASEM as an International Forum for Dialogue; 4 "Complex Interregionalism": ASEM as a Region-to-Region or Transregional Forum?; 5 The Road Ahead: ASEM as a Divided Forum; 5.1 The Challenge of Informal Dialogue; 5.2 The Tension Between Dialogue and Tangible Outcomes; 6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3 ASEM: Partnership for Greater Growth?
1 Introduction2 The Golden Years-Momentum and Tangibility; 3 Behind the Figures and Beyond; 4 Asian FTAs and the WTO; 5 What Role for ASEM?; 6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 ASEM and the Security Agenda: Talking the Talk but also Walking the Walk? ; 1 Introduction; 2 ASEM's Security Agenda; 3 Non-interference; 4 Recommendations with Little Follow-up; 5 The Timid Role Model; 6 None of ASEM's Business; 7 Not a Priority; 8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5 The Value-Added ASEM: The Socio-Cultural Dialogue ; 1 Introduction
2 Cultural Cooperation Within the Mandate of ASEM: A Concise Overview of the Cultural Policy Agenda3 The Asia-Europe Foundation; 3.1 Origin and Organization; 3.2 Development; 3.2.1 Phase One: "Event-Organizer"; 3.2.2 Phase Two: "Experimental Entrepreneur"; 3.2.3 Phase Three: "Trademark"; 3.2.4 Phase Four: Long-Lasting Value-Added Activities; 4 The Nebulous Relationship Between ASEM and ASEF; 4.1 ASEF's Contributions to the ASEM Process; 4.1.1 Pluralization of Actors; 4.1.2 The Value of Cultural Cooperation; 4.1.3 Interregionalism Through Intellectual and Educational Exchanges
4.1.4 ASEF as an Expert on Asia-Europe Relations4.2 ASEM's Recognition and Endorsement of ASEF; 5 Challenges and Limitations; 6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 ASEM and the People's Involvement: A Focus on the Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) ; 1 Introduction; 2 The Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP); 3 People's Involvement in Global Governance; 3.1 Enhancing Democracy Through People's Involvement?; 3.2 International Parliamentary Institutions (IPIs); 4 People's Involvement in ASEM: Focus on the Parliaments; 5 ASEP's Internal Challenges
5.1 Political and Economic Diversity5.2 Vicious Circle of Discontinuity, Low Priority, and Visibility; 6 ASEP's Functions: Vertical and Horizontal; 6.1 Oversight and Influence; 6.2 Empowering MPs and National Legislatures; 6.3 ASEP and the Asia-Europe Civil Society; 7 Conclusions; References; Chapter 7 ASEM'S Media Exposure and the Promotion of Connectivity Between Asian and European Publics ; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology; 3 An Overview of ASEM's Visibility-Promoting Efforts; 4 Empirical Findings: Reporting on ASEM in the Press; 5 Public Involvement in ASEM; 6 Conclusions
Summary This edited volume examines contemporary relations between Europe and Asia through the prism of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEM is an informal forum for dialogue and cooperation between 53 partners from both regions. Having started in 1996, ASEM aims to enhance political dialogue, strengthen economic cooperation, and promote socio-cultural exchange. The book provides insights into past achievements, current challenges, and possible new directions for ASEM as a dialogue forum. The chapters focus on institutional design, the security agenda, economic cooperation, and cultural exchange and civil society outreach through the Asia-Europe Foundation. They also zoom in on ASEM's Parliamentary Partnership, and the ongoing challenge of public awareness and visibility. Furthermore, they critically examine the implications of the widening process, the attempts to reinvigorate the forum, and the varied perspectives on ASEM's value for both regions. Appealing to policy-makers, researchers, and students, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of a wide range of issues relating to the role of ASEM in contemporary international relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Asia-Europe Meeting.
Asia-Europe Meeting fast
Subject International relations.
Politics & government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
International relations
Asia -- Relations -- Europe
Europe -- Relations -- Asia
Form Electronic book
Author Gaens, Bart, 1967-
Khandekar, Gauri.
ISBN 113759764X