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Europe in Emerging Asia

作者:匿名来源:日期:2015-03-02浏览:155次


Written by leading statesmen and scholars, this book examines the economic, political, and cultural relations between Europe and emerging Asian nations.

 

Summary

In light of the Eurozone crisis and the growth of Asian economies, have new challenges emerged for the relations between nations in these regions? As the Asian consumer class grows and its culture globalizes, what does this mean for the export of Eurocentric values and norms? And what does the future hold for the economic, political, and cultural polices between these two powerful regions?This book explores the relationship between European and emerging Asian economies, as globalization changes the international economic and political landscape. Reflecting on past interactions and possibilities for the future, the book brings together Asian and European perspectives from former politicians, diplomats, and academic experts to examine questions around trade and security, rights and climate change, identity clashes, and the colonial legacy. The book is a timely consideration of highly topical questions that will shape international politics in the twenty-first century.

 

Endorsements

This volume, featuring a refreshingly diverse set of highly knowledgeable contributors, addresses a gap in much global scholarship and commentary: the relationship between Europe, particularly the EU, and much of Asia. The fact that the EU is largely absent outside the spheres of commerce, tourism and high culture seems to bother neither set of regional actors unduly. This book explains why.

    ——David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This is an excellent overview of relationships between Europe and Asia, which are exceptionally important but too frequently undervalued. Asian countries will play an increasingly vital role in shaping the 21st century and it is imperative that Europe should develop partnerships with them

    ——Lord Christopher Patten, Former Governor of Hong Kong, EU Commissioner, former Chairman of the BBC trust, Presently Chancellor of Oxford University

Erixon and Srinivasan, and their collaborators, have produced a rare book: intricate and elegant; optimistic and realistic;descripive and prescriptive.They avoid both the familiar European bias of assuming that the EU is the height of political evolution, as well as the new Asian bias of conflating rapid growth with full human development. Instead, they tell the complex story of how diverse European states are engaging with -- and often disagreeing with -- their diverse Asian counterparts. That web of interactions is creating a new pattern for experimental globalization -- one that, on balance, may be less dynamic than optimists have hoped, but more stable than pessimists have feared.

    ——William Antholis, Director and CEO of the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Former managing director of the Brookings Institution.

 

Table of Contents

Abbreviations / Preface, Ana Palacio / Preface, M K Narayanan / Introduction: Europe in Emerging Asia: Visions and Divisions, Fredrik Erixon and Krishnan Srinivasan / 1. Europe and India: Dialogue without Intimacy, Krishnan Srinivasan / 2. Europe and South Asia: An Enduring Engagement, Iftekhar Chowdhury / 3.Europe and Southeast Asia: The Nature of Contemporary Relations, Evi Fitriani / 4. Thailand’s Middle Income Trap and Europe’s Assistance, Kriengsak Chareonwongsak / 5. Korea and Asia-Europe Relations, Jin Park / 6. Britain, Europe and Emerging Asia: A Tale of Opportunity and Frustration, James Mayall / 7. Whither Asia-Europe Trade Relations and Political Cooperation? Fredrik Erixon / 8. EU-China Trade Relations: The Past, Present and Future, Zhang Xiaotong / 9. Why China-European Relations are not so Strategic: Ten Hypotheses, Wang Yiwei / 10. Central Europe, the European Union and Emerging Asia, Agnieszka Kuszewska / 11. Europe’s Eastward Expansion: The Connotations for Emerging Asia, Hari Vasudevan / 12. American Bargaining, Pivoting, and Rebalancing: Implications for Europe and Emerging Asia, Philip I. Levy / Notes on Contributors / Index / Bibliography

 

Author Bio

Fredrik Erixon is director and co-founder of the European Centre for International Political Economy at Brussels. He has worked as adviser to the British Government; and at the office of the prime minister of Sweden, in the World Bank and at JP Morgan. Krishnan Srinivasan is a former Indian foreign secretary and deputy secretary-general of the Commonwealth. He is presently a visiting professor at ASCI Hyderabad and fellow at the Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies at Kolkata.



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