The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific

The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions

Editors: Aggarwal, Vinod K., Lee, Seungjoo (Eds.)

  • Provides a timely discussion on the evolution of East Asian regionalism as determined by sub-national dynamics in major countries involved
  • Focuses on the importance of sub-national players in East Asian regionalism
  • Features contributions by scholars from various national backgrounds, representing a variety of perspectives
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East Asian countries are now pursuing greater formal economic institutionalization, weaving a web of bilateral and minilateral preferential trade agreements. Scholarly analysis of “formal” East Asian regionalism focuses on international political and economic factors such as the end of the Cold War, the Asian financial crisis, or the rising Sino-Japanese rivalry. Yet this work pays inadequate attention to the strategies of individual government agencies, business groups, labor unions, and NGOs across the region. Moreover, most studies also fail to adequately characterize different types of trade arrangements, often lumping together bilateral accords with minilateral ones, and transregional agreements with those within the region. To fully understand this cross-national variance, this book argues that researchers must give greater attention to the domestic politics within East Asian countries and the U.S., involving the interplay of these subnational players. With contributions from leading country and regional trade specialists, this book examines East Asian and American trade strategies through the lens of a domestic bargaining game approach with a focus on the interplay of interests, ideas, and domestic institutions within the context of broader international shifts. With respect to domestic politics, the chapters show how subnational actors engage in lobbying, both of their own governments and through their links to others in the region. They also trace the evolution of interests and ideas over time, helping us to generate a better understanding of historical trends in the region. In addition to scholars of East Asian and comparative regionalism, this book will be of interest to policy-makers concerned with international trade and U.S.-Asia relations, and those interested in understanding the rich trade institutional landscape that we see emerging in the Asia-Pacific.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Domestic Political Economy of Preferential Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

    Aggarwal, Vinod K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • The Domestic Political Economy of China’s Preferential Trade Agreements

    Wan, Ming

    Pages 29-48

  • The Domestic Politics of Japan’s Regional Foreign Economic Policies

    Krauss, Ellis S. (et al.)

    Pages 49-69

  • South Korea’s Political Dynamics of Regionalism: A Comparative Study of Korea-Japan FTA and Korea-U.S. FTA

    Rhyu, Sang-young

    Pages 71-87

  • The United States and Asian Regionalism: The Politics of Reactive Leadership

    Searight, Amy

    Pages 89-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific
Book Subtitle
The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions
Editors
  • Vinod K. Aggarwal
  • Seungjoo Lee
Series Title
The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6833-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6833-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6832-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2739-1
Series ISSN
1866-6507
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 158
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