European Union and South Korea

Author: James Harrison
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748668624
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Written by European and Korean experts in international law, each essay in this volume examines a particular aspect of the legal framework for EU-Korea relations. They analyse the scope and substance of the relevant legal rules, as well as the opport

The European Union and South Korea

Author: James Harrison
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748668608
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Offers insights into the state of EU-Korea relations and considers potential lessons for other bilateral and regional initiatives. This book offers insights not only into the state of EU-Korea relations, but also potential lessons for other bilateral and regional initiatives.

EU South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Its Implications for the United States

Author: William H. Cooper
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437980414
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
On October 6, 2010, the 27 member European Union (EU) and South Korea signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). The agreement is expected to go into effect on July 1, 2011, pending approval by the European Parliament and the South Korean National Assembly. If enacted, the South Korea-EU FTA (KOREU FTA) would be the largest FTA in terms of market size that South Korea has entered into. Contents of this report: Introduction; EU-South Korean Economic Ties; The KOREU FTA and EU and South Korean Trade Strategies; Potential Economic Impact of the KOREU FTA; Next Steps ¿ Ratification; Potential Implications of the KOREU FTA for the U.S. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

The European Union East Asia and South Korea

Author: Christian Franck
Publisher: Presses univ. de Louvain
ISBN: 9782930344850
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This book is the first to make the point on the different aspects of the relations between Europe and East Asia, with a special focus on Korea. The approach favours multidisciplinarity by analyzing topics from different angles : history, economy...

South Korea s Rise

Author: Uk Heo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139991922
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
South Korea's phenomenal rise has been studied extensively by political scientists and economists both in terms of its impact on democratisation and as a role model for economic development. Yet little attention has been devoted to exploring the nexus between economic development and foreign policy. In South Korea's Rise, Uk Heo and Terence Roehrig propose a new theoretical framework to illustrate how an increase in a country's economic prosperity can bring about change to its foreign policy, prompting greater involvement in the international system, the transition to democracy, an expanded set of interests and increased tools to pursue its foreign policy goals. As a rising middle power, analysis of South Korea's foreign policy is crucial to our understanding of the power structure and future relations in East Asia. This is essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in Asia, foreign policy and global economics.

The European Union and Japan

Author: Paul Bacon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317033000
Format: PDF
Download Now
The EU and Japan have one of the most important trade relationships in the world. Fittingly, this book presents a detailed analysis of their bilateral regulatory environment and negotiation processes. Moreover, the two polities have also co-operated extensively in bilateral and multilateral contexts on a range of global governance issues. Nevertheless, the relationship is widely acknowledged to have significant untapped potential. Deploying the concept of civilian power, the book takes a fresh, honest and provocative look at this important relationship, in a post-Fukushima, post-sovereign debt crisis world. First the book analyses the place of EU-Japan relations within the worldviews of the Japanese and European bodies politic. Subsequently, three thematic sections evaluate their cooperation on such issues as trade, energy security, environmental politics, development, human rights, post-conflict reconstruction, health and biosecurity. The eminent scholars of the EU-Japan relationship gathered in this book offer informed, empirically rich and policy-relevant insights into the present and future prospects for the relationship.

The Performance Of Microcredit Organisations

Author: Saikumar Ch Bharamappanavara
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 3838261216
Format: PDF
Download Now
Self-Help Group (SHG) microcredit is emerging as a springboard of developmental finance for Income Generating Activities (IGAs) in rural areas of India, serving the cause of the landless, small, and marginal households. SHG peer pressure is the primary driver of impressive repayment performance. Present field research in India reveals that homogeneity of SHG members and freedom of participation in SHG deliberations are primarily responsible for strengthening collective action. Specifically, the savings and loan per capita, satisfactory performance of organisation, awareness of SHG linkage, the family size, and age-induced responsibility were found to strongly influence the economic performance of SHGs. These are the key drivers of sustainability of SHGs for their welfare. Using empirical evidence, Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara demonstrates the emergence of prime factors determining the performance of SHGs in India by examining their organisational behaviour and recommends appropriate policies for social cloning.

The European Union and the Asia Pacific

Author: Natalia Chaban
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134102739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
A central problem for the European Union is said to be that of the "politics of identity". Within this, the concept of the EU’s international identity requires exploration in terms of how it is both constructed and represented globally. To address this issue, this book identifies measures and compares public awareness and perceptions of the EU within the Asia-Pacific region. It deals with the under-researched issue of the public perception of the EU outside the Union and the role of the media in shaping such perceptions. It builds on what has been described as the EU’s ‘communication deficit’, a phenomenon which has typically been explored as an internal EU dynamic but has yet to be applied to the EU’s external relations. The volume presents findings from a systematic research project designed to measure the EU’s external ‘communication deficit’ and to raise the level of its awareness in other regions through three perception levels: The study of EU images in news mass media production A survey of general public perceptions and attitudes on the EU A survey of the elite perceptions of the EU. Drawing on research from New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Thailand, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, communication studies, European studies and Asian studies.