Cooperation, Competition, and the Search for Community
Traditionally, stability in Asia has relied on America's bilateral alliances with Japan, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. Yet in recent years, emergent and more active multilateral forumssuch as the Six-Party Talks on North Korea and the East Asia Summithave taken precedence, engendering both cooperation and competition while reflecting the local concerns of the region.
Some are concerned that this process is moving toward less-inclusive, bloc-based "talking shops" and that the future direction and success of these arrangements, along with their implications for global and regional security and prosperity, remain unclear. The fifteen contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, provide national perspectives on regional institutional architecture and their functional challenges. They illuminate areas of cooperation that will move the region toward substantive collaboration, convergence of norms, and strengthened domestic institutions. They also highlight the degree to which institution building in Asiaa region composed of liberal democracies, authoritarian regimes, and anachronistic dictatorshipshas become an arena for competition among major powers and conflicting norms, and assess the future shape of Asian security architecture.
An excellent textbook for students and scholars in international relations, political science, and Asian studies, and even for diplomats and policy makers.
PrefaceAbbreviations1. Unbundling Asia's New MultilateralismBates Gill and Michael J. GreenPart I National Strategies for Regionalism 2. Evolving U.S. Views on Asia's Future Institutional ArchitectureRalph A. Cossa3. Chinese Perspectives on Building an East Asian Community in the Twenty-first CenturyWu Xinbo4. Regional Multilateralism in Asia and the Korean QuestionLim Wonhyuk5. Japan's Perspective on Asian RegionalismAkiko Fukushima6. India and the Asian Security ArchitectureC. Raja Mohan7. Australia's Pragmatic Approach to Asian RegionalismGreg Sheridan8. The Strong in the World of the Weak: Southeast Asia in Asia's Regional ArchitectureAmitav AcharyaPart II The Functional Challenges 9. Emerging Economic Architecture in Asia: Opening or Insulating the Region?Amy Searight10. Norms and Regional Architecture: Multilateral Institution Building in Asia and Its Impact on Governance and DemocracyWilliam Cole and Erik G. Jensen11. Defense Issues and Asia's Future Security ArchitectureMichael E. O'Hanlon12. Nontraditional Security and Multilateralism in Asia: Reshaping the Contours of Regional Security ArchitectureMely Caballero-Anthony13. Challenges to Building an Effective Asia-Pacific Security ArchitectureBrendan Taylor and William T. TowAppendix. Selected List of Principal Regional Institutions in AsiaContributorsIndex