Crossing Borders in the Asia-Pacific: Essays on the Domestic-foreign Policy Divide

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Nova Publishers, 2002 - Political Science - 220 pages
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The impact across borders of transnational identities, business links and ideas has been on the international political agenda for a long time. These cross border phenomena have a steady and profound influence on domestic politics and international relations. However, they also represent a challenge because these factors can subvert accustomed views of sovereignty. The essays in this book stress the diversity and influence as well as the limitations of cross border phenomena in the Asia-Pacific, a region home to the principles of non-interference and respect for autonomy. Emerging from this collection is a picture of an area dynamically affected by the penetration of ideas, organised interests, and financial flows. Though national borders have become more porous, state power and local identities still resist, shape and modify cross border influences.
 

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Contents

ASEAN the Haze Crisis and the Failure of Regional Institutions
1
The Size of the Problem
2
The Causes of the Problem
4
Managing Resources
6
Testing the Patrimonial Thesis
9
ASEAN Cooperation and the Haze
13
International Organisations Ngos and the Haze
16
ASEAN Modalities under Challenge
18
Conclusion
124
Notes
125
Koreas Importation of a Democratic Regime Successes and Limitations
131
The Korean Political Context
132
Korean Authoritarianism
133
Identifying Koreas Regime Change
134
The Transition from Authoritarianism
136
Characteristics of Koreas Democracy
139

Conclusions
23
ASEAN A Constructivist or an Elite Community?
29
Notes
41
Domestic and International Aspects of the Regional Financial Crisis
43
The Impact Of the Crisis
44
The Politics of Enterprise Association
47
The Contingencies of Domestic Political Strategy
54
Enterprise Association and the Outlook for Singapore Taiwan and Korea
61
Notes
62
The Singapore Identity Domestic and Global Influences
67
State and Society
73
State and Ethnicity
78
Theorising the State
80
Conclusions
83
Macaus Tenuous Identity
87
Divergences from the Hong Kong Model
89
The Gambling Monopoly
95
Macaus Future
97
Notes
99
East Asian Democracy Consolidation or Containment?
101
The Rules of the Game
103
Media Controls
105
Parties and Party Support
107
Civil Society and Political Culture
113
Consolidating Democracy?
115
The Question of Timing
120
The Korean Case
140
Explaining the Korean Transition and its Prospects
146
Notes
148
Chinas Coastal Development Strategy Jilin Province and Northeast Asia
151
Jilin under Reform
153
Jilins Role in the Origins of the Tumen Cooperation Scheme
159
Institutions and Interests in Tumen Cooperation
161
The Impact of Tumen Development in Jilin
162
Successes and Problems in Jilins Coastal Strategy
164
Notes
166
North Koreas Experimental Engagement with the AsiaPacific Economy
171
Establishment and Progress
172
Expectations and Likely Outcomes
174
Policy Making and Official Rationale for the Trade Zone Experiment
177
Modalities for Regional Cooperation
181
Taking International Linkages Seriously?
185
Notes
188
Australias Regional Policy From Engagement to National Interest
191
The HawkeKeating Governments
193
The Transition to a LiberalNational Party Coalition Government
195
The Implications of the East Timor Intervention
199
The Regional Burdens of Alliance
205
Conclusions
207
Notes
208
Index
211
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