Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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1. Introduction — The Eurasian Space: Far More Than Two Continents

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pp. 1-8

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) officially established in 1996 is an interregional, some say trans-regional, forum that consists of the seven members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan and South Korea and the fifteen member states of the European Union (EU)...

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2. ASEM: Value-Added to International Relations and to the Asia-Europe Relationship

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pp. 9-22

In the run up to the fifth Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Hanoi in October 2004, the issue of ASEM enlargement is taking centre stage. While the Asian ASEM partners insist on a simultaneous enlargement, admitting the three missing ASEAN members, Cambodia...

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3. Collective Identity-Building through Trans-regionalism: ASEM and East Asian Regional Identity

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pp. 23-38

Accounts of regional co-operation have been provided by a range of scholars from a host of theoretical perspectives. Rationalist approaches tend to focus primarily upon the distribution of material power capabilities and the impact of changing structural conditions and to assess the relative...

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4. Inter-regionalism and Regional Actors: The EU-ASEAN Example

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pp. 39-57

The EU-ASEAN relationship is one of the longest standing group-togroup dialogues in existence,1 linking the two most firmly established regional organizations — the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Indeed, the launching of the EC-ASEAN...

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5. ASEM’s Extra-regionalism: Converging Europe’s and East Asia’s External Projections toward Other Regions

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pp. 58-74

World governance is in disarray as big powers disagree in their worldviews and multilateral organizations (mainly those of the United Nations and Bretton Woods) seem to lack effectiveness in many crucial issues. This gives rise to different alliances and the “coalitions of the willing” that may...

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6. ASEM — A Catalyst for Dialogue and Co-operation: The Case of FEALAC

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pp. 75-92

ASEM’s rationale is today well-known. It was intended to fill a “missing link” between Europe and Asia. While trans-Pacific relations were being strengthened in the nineties with the development of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC), and transatlantic relations remained...

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7. ASEM’s Security Agenda Revisited

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pp. 93-118

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process has been conceptualized by its initiators and proponents in the context of the triangular relationship between the three major regions of the world economy: North America, Europe and East Asia, herein referred to as the new Triad.2 Relations...

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8. The Euro and East Asian Monetary Co-operation

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pp. 119-137

The launch of the euro in 1999 generated great interest within Asia. To Asians, the euro is not just a single currency of the European Union (EU) and a milestone of EU’s integration. More importantly, many Asians see the euro as a potential stabilizer in the international economic system and...

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9. China and ASEM: Strengthening Multilateralism Through Inter-regionalism

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pp. 138-154

In contrast to other inter-regional co-operation processes in which the European Union is involved (for example, EU-ASEAN, EU-Mercosur) the ASEM process developed an extensive approach to the challenges and perils of our times.1 This approach is based on two fundamental principles...

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10. Japan and ASEM

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pp. 155-171

For Japan, relations with East Asia have been strategically vital, but a difficult agenda in the post-WWII foreign policy. Relations with Europe have also been looked upon as one of the weakest links of Japan-USEurope triangle that needed further strengthening. In the post-Cold War...

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11. Korea and ASEM

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pp. 172-194

On 21 October 2000, Kim Dae Jung, the then president of the Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) declared boastfully that third Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) had ended with unprecedented success. In his Chairman’s Statement he claimed that all of the twenty-five leaders recognized it as a...

Abbreviations

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pp. 195-198

References

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pp. 199-214

Contributors

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pp. 215-216