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States, Markets And Civil Society In Asia-Pacific

States, Markets And Civil Society In Asia-Pacific

The Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region, Volume I

Joseph A. Camilleri

Joseph A. Camilleri, Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

2000 496 pp Hardback 978 1 85898 838 2
2002 Paperback 978 1 84376 096 2

Hardback £122.00 on-line price £109.80

Paperback £41.00 on-line price £32.80

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‘The book will serve as a comprehensive, sophisticated and well-researched guide to the Pacific Rim’s most recent past, worth reading. . . Recommended for public, academic (upper-division undergraduate and up), and professional library collections.’
– R.P. Gardella, Choice

‘Once again Joseph Camilleri has written a major work. Drawing on a vast literature, he has compiled a coherent whole out of the innumerable pieces of the vast puzzle that is the Asia Pacific. Conceiving of the area as three regional subsystems, his analysis is an impressive blend of historical, conceptual, and empirical materials that focus on the interplay of geopolitics and geoeconomics in a major part of the world that will substantially shape the course of world affairs in the decades ahead. Camilleri brings a keen understanding of the dynamics of change, democratization, and civil society to bear on both the varieties and uniformities to be found in the Asia-Pacific at the outset of a new century.’
– James N. Rosenau, The George Washington University, US

The twin processes of integration and fragmentation have been the distinguishing features of contemporary globalization. Nowhere is this more strikingly evident than in the Asia Pacific.

This first volume of a two-volume study concentrates on the geopolitical and economic transformation of Asia Pacific. It focuses on the complex relationship between the decline of ideological bipolarity, the rapid industrialization of East Asia and the tensions generated by the shifting balance of regional and global economic interests.

Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Geopolitical Change: From the Nixon Doctrine to the End of the Cold War 2. East Asia’s Economic Transformation 3. From Hegemony to Competitive Interdependence 4. Periphery and Semi-Periphery: In Search of a New Equilibrium 5. State, Economy and Civil Society 6. Concluding Reflections Bibliography Index

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‘. . . this book is a major contribution to the literature on the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region and will, as they say, be an invaluable resource for scholars and students alike.’
– Mark Beeson, Labour and Industry

‘With thorough research, well-articulated analyses and sophisticated discussion of conceptions, this book is not only an excellent reference but also a source of stimulative ideas for researchers.’
– Jian Yang, New Zealand International Review

‘. . . this is indeed an outstanding book which ought to be read by all who are interested in the political economy of the Asia Pacific region. I look forward to Camilleri’s second volume on the development of multilateral approaches to economics and security co-operation in Asia Pacific.’
– Peng Er Lam, Asia Pacific Journal of Management

‘His analyses of how such security complexes, in leading to the collective identity formation within multilateralist efforts in the region, will no doubt contribute to making the second volume of this study equally well worth reading.’
– Stuart Harris, Pacifica Review

‘. . . Camilleri’s book . . . will work well as an undergraduate text . . . It might also be of interest to academics not immediately familiar with how the region’s economy relates to geopolitics as a secondary reference text.’
– Alexius A. Pereira, Asia Pacific Business Review

‘The book will serve as a comprehensive, sophisticated and well-researched guide to the Pacific Rim’s most recent past, worth reading. . . Recommended for public, academic (upper-division undergraduate and up), and professional library collections.’
– R.P. Gardella, Choice

‘Once again Joseph Camilleri has written a major work. Drawing on a vast literature, he has compiled a coherent whole out of the innumerable pieces of the vast puzzle that is the Asia Pacific. Conceiving of the area as three regional subsystems, his analysis is an impressive blend of historical, conceptual, and empirical materials that focus on the interplay of geopolitics and geoeconomics in a major part of the world that will substantially shape the course of world affairs in the decades ahead. Camilleri brings a keen understanding of the dynamics of change, democratization, and civil society to bear on both the varieties and uniformities to be found in the Asia-Pacific at the outset of a new century.’
– James N. Rosenau, The George Washington University, US

The twin processes of integration and fragmentation have been the distinguishing features of contemporary globalization. Nowhere is this more strikingly evident than in the Asia Pacific.

This first volume of a two-volume study concentrates on the geopolitical and economic transformation of Asia Pacific. It focuses on the complex relationship between the decline of ideological bipolarity, the rapid industrialization of East Asia and the tensions generated by the shifting balance of regional and global economic interests.

Particular attention is devoted to the three major powers (the United States, China and Japan) and to a number of small and middle powers in particular Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia and Canada. Underpinning the entire analysis is the complex interplay of geopolitics, economy and culture.

States, Markets and Civil Society in Asia Pacific is essential reading for scholars and researchers of Asia Pacific politics and economy. The coherent analysis will also ensure the books appeal to those in NGOs and government agencies affected by, or working in, the region.



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