Notes 4-8-2010

Notes 4-8-2010 - I R 360 I nternational Relations of the...

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Unformatted text preview: I R 360: I nternational Relations of the Pacific Rim Notes 4-8-2010 State’s 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 riedberg’s (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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Notes 4-8-2010 - I R 360 I nternational Relations of the...

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