Asia-Europe on the Eve of the 21st Century

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Abstract :
Comments on three types of relationship between Asia and Europe: historical and cultural, political, and economic relations. Compiles essays by 15 scholars from Western Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Reviews the European presence in Asia throughout the 20th century. Calls for the development of academic and scientific exchanges. Emphasizes the need to acknowledge positive European influences on Asia, notably in terms of democratization or secularism. Describes the impact of the nation-state and modernization paradigms on post-colonial societies in Asia. Points out that the Asia-Europe Meeting, embodying transregionalism, is not yet deep enough to master major crises. Argues that the relevance of EU-ASEAN relations in the new international order will depend on continued commitment to regional dialogue and increased institutionalization. Explains how the non-traditional security threats within ASEAN call for enhanced dialogue with other powers such as the EU. Deals with the future role of NATO, which will require an adaptation of its political and military means. Discusses ASEAN-EU economic cooperation in light of the Asian crisis. Suggests that East Asian integration balance regional with interregional cooperation in order to avoid fragmenting the world into three trading blocks. Studies the links between SMEs and foreign firms in countries affected by the Asian financial crisis. Looks at the Euro's impact on the international financial market. Focuses on the currency composition of external debt in East Asian economies. Examines the European Monetary Union and the growing danger of European protectionism. Deals with the two functions of EC Competition Law which are integration and regulation.

Registration No : B1466
Author :
Suthiphand Chirathivat
Frank Knipping
Poul Henrik Lassen
and Chia Siow Yue (Eds.

Edition :
Impresum : Bangkok: Centre for European Studies, 2001
Description :
Language : English

ISBN 974-27-64-9

Classification:
1. 100 - POLITICAL- SECURITY COMMUNITY / 140.4 - EXTERNAL RELATIONS - European Union

Keyword :
1 Asia
2 Europe
3 ASEAN
4 Relations


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