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Power relations and comparative regionalism, Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, edited by Min-hyung Kim and James A. Caporaso

"Three trends have dominated the political economy of integration during the last two decades: globalization, economic nationalism, and regionalization. This book explores comparative regional integration, focusing on both intra-regional integration and relations among regions in the context of power. The most common focus of integration studies has been on the logic of cooperation, but there is another logic of integration: power. The relevance of power today is represented by the relations within the Eurozone, especially between creditors and debtors. By the same line of reasoning, integration in Asia cannot ignore the respective roles of China, Japan, and Korea, nor the unresolved disputes about Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the islands in the South China Sea. This edited volume addresses the role of power in regional integration in three contexts: (1) the role of hegemonic external actors (the US and China) in regional integration; (2) the role of core states within regions (Germany, China, Japan, and Brazil); and (3) the role of non-core states - smaller and middle-range powers (Italy and Greece in Europe, South Korea and Malaysia in Asia, and Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and Paraguay in Latin America). This book will benefit students and scholars of international relations and comparative political economy, especially those with an interest in integration studies and comparative regionalism"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- Rise and Decline of Comparative Integration Studies -- Obstacles to Comparison -- The New Regionalism -- The Case for a Conversation -- Role of Power in Regional Integration -- Summary of Chapters -- Notes -- References -- 2 Germany and the Eurozone Crisis: Power, Dominance, and Hegemony -- Introduction -- Hegemony: Power, Willingness to Lead, and a Shared Social Purpose (Common Vision) -- Power (as Capacity) -- Willingness to Lead -- Vision Or Shared Social Purpose -- Germany, the Emu and the European Financial Crisis -- German Capacity -- German Willingness to Lead -- Germany's Vision of Leadership -- Implications of Germany's Vision for the Eurozone -- Framing the Crisis in Fiscal and Not Capital Flows Terms -- Framing the Trade (im-)balances as Rooted in Competitiveness and Southern Inefficiency -- Envisioning Austerity As the Correct Response in the Face of Diverse problems in the Periphery -- Appraisal and Discussion -- Power, Dominance, and Hegemony in Motion: Germany and the Eurozone -- Power -- Domination -- Hegemony -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 3 American Primacy, Competition for Regional Hegemony, and East Asian Regionalism -- Introduction -- Theoretical Discussion of Hegemony and Regionalism -- Definition of Hegemony -- Requirements of Hegemony -- Hegemony and Regionalism: Hegemon's Role in Promoting Regionalism -- American Hegemony and East Asian Regionalism -- Sino-US Competition for Regional Hegemony and East Asian Regionalism -- Hegemonic Transition in East Asia? -- US Turn Inward and American Role in East Asian Regionalism -- Sino-Japanese Rivalry and East Asian Regionalism -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References
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1 online resource (231 pages)
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