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By Jochen Prantl

Existing theories of cooperation think a reliable geo-political order, led through international locations with a shared notion of the modalities of cooperation. those assumptions are not any longer justified. potent Multilateralism makes the case for a brand new method of explaining overseas cooperation in the course of the lens of East Asian.

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Here, we understand region very broadly as a limited set of states and non-state actors connected by geographical proximity and a degree of mutual interdependence. S. , International Regionalism (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1968), p. vii. See also P. Katzenstein, A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005). 14. I. ’, Annual Review of Political Science, 15 (2012), 57. 15. C. Kang, ‘Getting Asia Wrong: The Need for New Analytical Frameworks’, International Security, 27:4 (2003), 57–85.

21 On the other hand, much of the contemporary analysis of emerging powers continues to rest on a mental map of the world in which the idea of North/South continues to play an important role. In this view, global politics continues to be characterized by a series of overlapping but distinct hierarchies whose interaction reflects and affects both the possibilities of economic development and the direction and character of international politics. The structured pattern of global inequalities between an advanced, industrialized North and a poorer, weaker, less developed South remains salient and has underpinned a range of theoretical claims – for example, the way in which security is understood within the South (focused on internal insecurities and regime-survival) or the nature of the foreign policy preferences and interests of Southern states (driven by the need to minimize vulnerability and to maximize autonomy).

See also P. Katzenstein, A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005). 14. I. ’, Annual Review of Political Science, 15 (2012), 57. 15. C. Kang, ‘Getting Asia Wrong: The Need for New Analytical Frameworks’, International Security, 27:4 (2003), 57–85. 16. J. Green and B. ), Asia’s New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Conflict, and the Search for Community (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009). 17. See M. F. S. ), Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp.

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