Pacific Cooperation: Building Economic and Security Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Region

Synopsis

Contributing scholars assess the literature on international regimes and explore the relevance of organizations such as NAFTA, GATT, CSCE, and the EU for the Asia-Pacific region. The contributors also evaluate whether lessons for promoting cooperation in the security field can be drawn from the recent successes in regional economic cooperation. Among the specific topics: institution-building in the Pacific; comparing regional cooperation efforts in the Asia-Pacific and North America; the Asia-Pacific in the post-hegemonic world; and the evolving security discourse in the Asia-Pacific. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.