Regionalism In Hard Times

Author: Mario Telò
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315464233
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Regionalism In Hard Times from the Author: Mario Telò. Brexit confirms that the EU is not a super-state in the making but rather an advanced regional organization. This book bridges the gap between EU studies and international relations by providing a student-friendly presentation of regional, multidimensional cooperation among neighbouring states and societies, its four epochs and relevant variations and similarities across five continents, its interplay with globalization, and the changing post-hegemonic and post-Cold War international order. This text secondly focuses on the question of regionalism in hard times: whether the global financial crisis and multipolar power politics are leading to more competitive and political forms of instrumental regionalism and interregionalism in Europe, East-Asia and the Americas. It does this by addressing the political and strategic dimensions of changing regional/interregional arrangements and their current and potential impact on global governance, notably on trade and security challenges.

European Union And New Regionalism

Author: Mario Telò
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317139275
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European Union And New Regionalism from the Author: Mario Telò. Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition prepared at the end of the last century and the second edition adding inter-regional relations, this new edition focuses on competing models of regional cooperation within a multipolar world and the role of European Union. This new edition offers: - A comparative analysis of regional cooperation and of both US-centred and EU-centred interregionalism. - A fresh exploration of key issues of regionalism versus globalization and the potential for world economic and political governance through regional cooperation, notably in hard times. - A vigorous response to conventional wisdom on the controversial EU international identity - An appendix on regional and interregional organizations. - A key resource for postgraduate or undergraduate study and research of international relations, European integration studies, comparative politics and international political economy. Taking into account both the expanded European Union and regional cooperation in every continent, this multidisciplinary volume comprises contributions from established scholars in the field: A. Gamble, P. Padoan, G. Joffé, G. Therborn, Th. Meyer, R. Higgott, B. Hettne / F. Ponjaert, F. Soederbaum, Ch. Deblock, K. Eliassen / A. Arnottir, S. Keukeleire / I. Petrova, S. Santander and M. Telò (editor).

Singapore S Foreign Policy

Author: Amitav Acharya
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812770348
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Singapore S Foreign Policy from the Author: Amitav Acharya. The conventional understanding of Singapore''s foreign policy can be summarized in three main propositions: first, it is dictated by the imperatives of being a small state; second, its primary purpose is to ensure Singapore''s survival, given its small size; and third, this logic of survival dictates a realpolitik approach to foreign policy and national security. This book argues that an exclusively realist view of Singapore''s foreign policy is inadequate. Singapore''s foreign policy is also shaped by the positive effects of economic interdependence and regional institution-building OCo instruments that realists tend to dismiss, but which Singapore has self-consciously tried to promote as instruments of regional order. The book first looks at the evolution of Singapore''s foreign policy, before analyzing Singapore''s international relations and national security in the context of economic growth and terrorism. It concludes with an interesting chapter on the impact of the rise of China and India on the regional landscape. Sample Chapter(s). Introduction: Rethinking Singapore''s ForeignPolicy (435 KB). Chapter 1: The Evolution of Singapore''s Foreign Policy: Challenges of Change (468 KB). Contents: Introduction: Rethinking Singapore''s Foreign Policy; Part I: Foundations: The Evolution of Singapore''s Foreign Policy: Challenges of Change; The Economic Foundations of Singapore''s Security: From Globalism to Regionalism?; Part II: Adaptations: Diplomacy in Hard Times: Singapore Confronts Global Terrorism and Regional Regression; Waging the War on Terror: Singapore''s Responses and Dilemmas; Singapore and Southeast Asia in a Fast-changing Landscape: Coping with the Rise of China and India. Readership: Undergraduates, graduates and academics in foreign policy and international relations; government ministries; general readers interested in Singapore issues."

Regionalism Globalisation And International Order

Author: Jens-Uwe Wunderlich
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409498344
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Regionalism Globalisation And International Order from the Author: Jens-Uwe Wunderlich. New regionalism and globalization have been prominent themes in academic and political debates since the beginning of the 1990s. Despite the considerable amount of scholarly attention that the new regionalism has received in recent years, its full empirical and theoretical potential has yet to be fully investigated. This illuminating study provides an overview of new avenues in theorizing regionalism and proposes a consolidated framework for analysis and comparison. Offering a comparative historical perspective of European and Southeast Asian regionalism, it presents new and imaginative insights into the theory and practice of regionalism and the links between regional developments, globalization and international order.

Two Crises Different Outcomes

Author: T. J. Pempel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455014
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Two Crises Different Outcomes from the Author: T. J. Pempel. Two Crises, Different Outcomes examines East Asian policy reactions to the two major crises of the last fifteen years: the global financial crisis of 2008–9 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98. The calamity of the late 1990s saw a massive meltdown concentrated in East Asia. In stark contrast, East Asia avoided the worst effects of the Lehman Brothers collapse, incurring relatively little damage when compared to the financial devastation unleashed on North America and Europe. Much had changed across the intervening decade, not least that China rather than Japan had become the locomotive of regional growth, and that the East Asian economies had taken numerous steps to buffer their financial structures and regulatory regimes. This time, Asia avoided disaster; it bounced back quickly after the initial hit and has been growing in a resilient fashion ever since. The authors of this book explain how the earlier financial crisis affected Asian economies, why government reactions differed so widely during that crisis, and how Asian economies weathered the Great Recession. Drawing on a mixture of single-country expertise and comparative analysis, they conclude by assessing the long-term prospects that Asian countries will continue their recent success. Contributors: Muhamad Chatib Basri, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia and Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia; Yun-han Chu, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica; Richard Doner, Emory University; Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego; Yasunobu Okabe, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute; T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley; Tom Pepinsky, Cornell University; Keiichi Tsunekawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo

Regionalism And The Reading Class

Author: Wendy Griswold
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226309266
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Regionalism And The Reading Class from the Author: Wendy Griswold. Globalization and the Internet are smothering cultural regionalism, that sense of place that flourished in simpler times. These two villains are also prime suspects in the death of reading. Or so alarming reports about our homogenous and dumbed-down culture would have it, but as Regionalism and the Reading Class shows, neither of these claims stands up under scrutiny—quite the contrary. Wendy Griswold draws on cases from Italy, Norway, and the United States to show that fans of books form their own reading class, with a distinctive demographic profile separate from the general public. This reading class is modest in size but intense in its literary practices. Paradoxically these educated and mobile elites work hard to put down local roots by, among other strategies, exploring regional writing. Ultimately, due to the technological, economic, and political advantages they wield, cosmopolitan readers are able to celebrate, perpetuate, and reinvigorate local culture. Griswold’s study will appeal to students of cultural sociology and the history of the book—and her findings will be welcome news to anyone worried about the future of reading or the eclipse of place.

Good Times Hard Times

Author: Mark Peel
Publisher: Melbourne University
ISBN: 9780522846287
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Good Times Hard Times from the Author: Mark Peel. "Good Times, Hard Times is local history with a difference. Mark Peel presents a passionate view of a place where ordinary Australians built a new community and new lives, only to see them undermined by the profound economic and social changes that have accompanied our transition from the relative prosperity of the 1960s to the uncertainties of the 1990s. The South Australian town of Elizabeth stands as a powerful example for all such communities throughout Australia." "Founded as a model town in the 1950s, Elizabeth has experienced the most important changes of modern Australia: the hopes and failures of postwar town planning and reconstruction; the flow of migrants and working people into new suburbs on the fringes of Australian cities; the impact of economic downturns on these people's fortunes in the 1970s and 1980s; the growth and decay of manufacturing; the changing attitudes of governments and other institutions to inequality and poverty." "Mark Peel examines the structural roots of these changes, and his insight into the often devastating human consequences of economically driven decision-making gives the book its power."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

American Regionalism

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN:
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American Regionalism from the Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc. Discusses the cultural heritage, economy, politics, and ecology of each major United States region

Australia

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Publisher: CUP Archive
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Australia

Author: Douglas Pike
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521096041
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Australia from the Author: Douglas Pike. The main theme of this 1998 second edition is the sober hard-won progress of isolated colonies struggling to increase their population and pay their way. It details uneven advance, success and failure, and windfall wealth. It also describes of efforts of men to make themselves secure in a land starved of capital and private investment.