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Palgrave Macmillan

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Politics, Security and Economic Development

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137332356
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.

Mark Beeson is Winthrop Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia and formerly Professor of International Relations, University of Birmingham, UK.

1. Conceptualizing East Asia
2. Northeast Asia and the Weight of History
3. The Subordination of Southeast Asia
4. Evolving Security Challenges
5. Regional Security
6. Nationalism, Domestic Politics and Asian Values
7. The Developmental State
8. The Rise of China
9. East Asia and the Global Economy
10. Crises and their Consequences
11. East Asian Regionalism
12. East Asian Futures


Shortlisted for the Edgar Graham Book Prize
"Outstanding. A major work of synthesis that demonstrates the inextricable linkages between globalisation and regionalism in the political economy of East Asia." - Richard Higgott, Editor, Pacific Review (Review of previous edition)
"Rich, nuanced and chock full of fresh insights, this will be must-reading about Asia. Beeson distils the region's unfolding political economy and security challenges in a most readable and digestible form." - T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, USA (Review of previous edition)
"Mark Beeson's depth of knowledge of both individual countries and regional developments shines through in this excellent and much needed text." - Richard Stubbs, McMaster University, Canada (Review of previous edition)
"We have long needed a text that covers both political economy and security issues in East Asia. Mark Beeson's new book admirably fills this gap." - John Ravenhill, Australian National University (Review of previous edition)
"[A] well-written, extensively researched book... A must-read for students and scholars... and recommended for journalists, policy-makers and the public interested in the region." - Benny Teh Cheng Guan, International Affairs (Review of previous edition)
"Mark Beeson has delivered a masterly overview of the place of East Asia within the regionalizing and globalizing trends apparent to us all." - Jim Rolfe, Contemporary Southeast Asia (Review of previous edition)
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