Institutional Balancing in the Asia Pacific

Institutional Balancing in the Asia Pacific

Author: Kai He

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415469524

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book is about the strategic interactions between China and other major powers in the Asia-Pacific, the United States, Japan, and the Southeast Asian states, in the context of China's rise and processes of globalization after the Cold War.

Economic Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Economic Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: C. H. Kwan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041510176X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Since the 1985 Plaza Accord, trade, investment and economic interdependence among the Asian economies has increased, while reliance on the US has fallen. In the light of this, Kwan considers the possiblity of forming a yen bloc in the region.

Challenges to the Global Trading System

Challenges to the Global Trading System

Author: Sumner La Croix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134086498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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In this book, the participants of the thirtieth Pacific Trade and Development Conference debate whether global negotiations have ended once and for all, or are suffering temporarily from 'globalization fatigue'.

Yen Bloc

Yen Bloc

Author: C.H. Kwan

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815798709

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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In this important new book, C.H. Kwan asks whether the Japanese yen can, or will, replace the dollar as the key currency in East Asia. Kwan analyzes the implications for Japan and Asia's developing countries should they come together to form a yen bloc—a grouping of countries that use the yen as an international currency and maintain stable exchange rates against the yen. Combining academic analysis with his experience advising the Japanese prime minister and the Japanese minister of finance, Kwan concludes that a yen bloc might benefit Asia's developing countries—as well as Japan—while contributing to a more stable international monetary order. Kwan's book represents the first attempt to explore systematically the possibility of monetary integration in Asia. It also provides a vision for regional integration in Asia in the twenty-first century.

Deregulation and Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Deregulation and Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Takatoshi Ito

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226386740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 461

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Recently, real and artificial barriers to international transactions have fallen sharply, causing a rise in the overall volume of international trade. East Asia has been particularly affected by the economic stresses and gains derived from deregulation. Deregulation and Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region explores the broadly similar experiences of certain economies in the region—China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea—in dealing with the potentially volatile process of deregulation, and examines the East Asian response to a rapidly transforming economic environment.

Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States

Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States

Author: Keisuke Iida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367272806

Category: China

Page: 186

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With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions easing up or economic interdependence getting reduced eventually. On the other hand, Iida introduces a new theory that reinterprets the relationship between state security and economic interdependence among countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on case studies of recent episodes in East Asia, and especially on the experiences of Japan, this book highlights an interesting dynamic between security and economic interdependence: risk avoidance. By understanding how risk avoidance affects the behavior of these countries in terms of security and economics, it becomes evident how they eventually settle into what Iida calls "Cool Politics" and "Lukewarm Economics."