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Unformatted text preview: I R 360: I nternational Relations of the Pacific Rim Notes 4-8-2010 States motivations for and effects of Cross-economic regionalism in E Asia Discussion questions What is cross-regionalism? o Bilateral agreements with states outside of the region What factors explain the growing economic cross-regionalism in the region? And what are the most important objectives behind the selection of specific cross-regional partners? o Technology transfers o Comparative advantages resources and labor o Available market o Reinforce bilateral security agreements What are the potential effects of cross-economic regionalism on E Asian economic regionalism? o Disparity between r ich and poor states How likely is it that the expanding economic integration leads to the regional states renunciation of military force or war as a mode of conflict resolution among themselves? American security architecture and practice of unilateralism in the Pacific Rim o Aaron F riedbergs (a realist) observed The Asian web of interdependence is weak, that Asia appears strikingly under- institutionalized without the rich alphabet soup of international agencies. Review o What accounts for the organizational gap that is the lack of regionalism?...
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- Spring '08