East Asian ideas of regionalism: a normative critique - CORE.
ASEAN in East Asia. ASEAN’s founders based their organization on the normative idea that Southeast Asia was a distinct region of states with commonalities that distinguished them from other regions and other powers. If today, forty years later, we see in Southeast Asia a coherent. East Asian regionalism.8 In addition to the regular.
An exclusively Asian form of regionalism could run counter to American economic interests, Lincoln says; the U.S. government has reacted negatively to similar proposals in the past.
The concept of an East Asian Community (EAC) is something that has a long and sometimes unfortunate history. According to Kim (2013), Asia was never conceptualized in the same way that Europe was. It never had been under one countries’ control like Europe. In fact, the ideas of “Asia” or “East Asia” were concepts created by Europeans.
After a theoretical discussion of the definition, motivations, and effects of norm subsidiarity, the paper offers a case study of normative action against Cold War alliances (especially South East Asia Treaty Organization) by a group of Third World leaders led by India's Jawaharlal Nehru at the Bandung Asia-Africa Conference in 1955.
The empirical case for the argument here is provided by the founding of the East Asia Summit in 2005, which has disclosed the limits of both exclusive and inclusive models of regionalism in Asia. In exploring causation, the article argues that both structural and agential factors are at the heart of this problem.
One of my current research projects is on International Relations in Ancient China: Ideas, Institutions and Law, an interdisciplinary enquiry drawing upon Chinese political philosophy, history of ideas, ancient history and theories of international relations. This project is supported by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship awarded for the 2015-2017 period.
The Asia Pacific regionalism was initially encouraged by the creation of Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere (GEACPS) in 1940.The creation of Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (ASEAN) in 1967 together with the Pacific Basic Economic Council (PBEC) in 1968 also contributed to the formation of regionalism in Asia Pacific.