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Author Robles, Alfredo C

Title The Asia-Europe Meeting : the theory and practice of interregionalism
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2007


Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Series Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
Routledge contemporary Asia series.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 In search of ASEM; 2 ASEM dialogue for poverty alleviation, economic cooperation and social development; 3 ASEM and multilateralism; 4 ASEM as a lobby for the modification of Asian laws; 5 ASEM as a forum for political and cultural dialogue; 6 ASEM at the crossroads and the way forward; Bibliography; Index
Summary Focusing on the economic, developmental, political and cultural issues of its member states, this book offers a critical assessment of the ASEM process since its inception in 1996, which now brings together all 27 EU members, the European Commission, and 13 East Asian states. The underlying theme of this book is that the Asia-Europe Meeting should be analyzed as an instance of international dialogue - in this case, dialogue between two groups of states from two different regions - rather than as a manifestation of two regions acting jointly to perform specific functions at an 'interregional' level. The conclusion is that with the exception of the discussion on the fight against international terrorism and the cultural dialogue, the Asia-Europe dialogue rarely meets the ideal conditions for international dialogue. The way forward proposed by this book in the conclusion involves a new approach combining the European practices of multilevel governance, variable geometry and several speeds
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Subject Asia-Europe Meeting
International cooperation.
International Cooperation
International economic relations
International cooperation
Asia -- Foreign economic relations -- Europe
Europe -- Foreign economic relations -- Asia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203933268