Regionalism and Global Economic Integration

Author: William D. Coleman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134716273
Format: PDF
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This scholarly and interdisciplinary volume sheds much needed light on the realtionship between national policies, regional integration patterns and the wider global setting. It covers regional patterns in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Individual chapters focus on topics ranging from industrial or financial policies to social welfare regimes, as well as broader assessments and comparisons of regional arrangements in a global context. The chapters point to the diversity of regional patterns in the world economy and the continuing importance of national regulatory structures, yet they also point to the common pressures of globalisation felt by all, especially in the domain of capital markets. With broad coverage and clear but sophisticated analysis this new book will be vital reading to all those seeking to clarify their understanding of the contemporary regional/global paradox.

Regionale Integration in Ostasien

Author: Patrick Ziltener
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531179403
Format: PDF, ePub
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Eine Weltregion ist eine Subagglomeration, die sich durch eine signifikant höhere Interaktionsdichte in einem umfassenderen, heute globalen Weltsystem auszeichnet. Stellt Ostasien – von China, Korea und Japan im Norden bis Indonesien im Süden – eine solche Weltregion dar? Zur Beantwortung der Frage nach dem Regionencharakter Ostasiens werden in dieser umfassenden Studie regionale und globale Geschehenszusammenhänge in ihrer historischen Tiefe rekonstruiert. Seit der Verstetigung der Kontakte in den ersten Jahrhunderten der westlichen Zeitrechnung erlebte Ostasien mehrere Schübe intensivierter wirtschaftlicher, politischer und kultureller Integration. Nach einem Tiefpunkt im Gefolge des 2. Weltkrieges, der Entkolonialisierung und Unabhängigkeitskriege ermöglichten die Öffnungs- und Reformprozesse seit den späten 1970er Jahren die rasche Wiederverflechtung der Region. Detailliert untersucht werden das oft informelle Zusammenspiel wirtschaftlicher und politischer Regionalisierung, die Funktionen regionaler Organisationen wie etwa der Asiatischen Entwicklungsbank (ADB) und der transpazifischen Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), sowie die außenpolitischen Interessen und Strategien Japans, Chinas und der ASEAN-Länder im sich herausbildenden ASEAN plus-System in Ostasien. Es geht dabei um Weichenstellungen, die nicht nur Ostasien als Weltregion auf dem Weg zu einer Gemeinschaft, sondern auch die politische Weltökonomie über Jahrzehnte hinaus prägen werden.

Theories of New Regionalism

Author: F. Söderbaum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403938792
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Theories of New Regionalism represents the first systematic attempt to bring together leading theories of new regionalism. Major theorists from around the world develop their own distinctive theoretical perspectives, spanning new regionalism & world order approaches along with regional governance, liberal institutionalism & neoclassical development regionalism, to regional security complex theory (RSCT) and the region-building approach.

Internationale wirtschaftliche Integration

Author: Wolfgang Eibner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486599372
Format: PDF
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Das vorliegende Lehrbuch gibt dem interessierten Leser auf hohem wissenschaftlichem Niveau einen profunden Überblick über die wichtigsten Organisationen und Institutionen im weiten Bereich internationaler wirtschaftlicher Kooperation und Integration – zum Beispiel: die WTO, den internationalen Währungsfonds, die Weltbank sowie die OECD und die Europäische Union.

Comparative Regional Integration

Author: Finn Laursen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409401810
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume features up-to-date studies of regional integration efforts, particularly those made in North America, South America, and East Asia. Comparisons are drawn between these efforts and those made in the EU, where integration has progressed much further. The book asks: what explains the variation in achievements? What kind of agreements are needed to produce regional integration? Is 'pooling and delegation' of sovereignty necessary? How important is regional leadership?

East Asia Integrates

Author: Kathie Krumm
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821383450
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emerging East Asian economies have seen their share of world exports more than triple during the past quarter-century, and intraregional trade has driven this growth. Broad measures of development in East Asia have improved at the same headlong pace. Why push further integration now? Two economic events of historic proportions provide the context: strategic thinking of development in the region following the East Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and the accession of China to the World Trade Organization. Policymakers interested in a stable, prosperous region are concerned by mildly rising inequality within countries and a widening gap between richer economies and the poorest economies. Increasingly, the development agenda in the region with its focus on growth, jobs, and social stability and the trade policy agenda with its focus on market access and competitiveness have become intertwined. East Asian policymakers seek to develop a coherent set of economic policies that can deliver stability, growth, and regional integration. Without attempting to be comprehensive, 'East Asia Integrates' offers fundamental strategies that promote cross-border flows of trade, along with domestic policies on logistics, trade facilitation, standards and institutions to maximize the impact of these flows on development and distribute the gains from trade widely. As the authors demonstrate, multilateral and regional trade initiatives must provide a compelling vision of how integration can deliver broadly shared growth and prosperity if they are to succeed. In addition, they must use the momentum offered by trade agreements to address the links between trade on the one hand, and social stability, poverty reduction, and growth on the other.