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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Politics, Security and Economic Development

ISBN 9780230207356
Publication Date November 2006
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Beeson examines the distinctive character and evolution of political systems, economic structures, and security relationships of East Asia. Beeson places East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its remarkable rise to prominence over the last few decades and provides multi-dimensional analysis of the area.

MARK BEESON is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of York, UK, and was previously Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Queensland, Australia.

Conceptualising East Asia
The Weight of History
Geopolitics and Security
Nationalism, Domestic Politics and Asian Values
The Developmental State
East Asia and the Global Economy
East Asian Regionalism
East Asian Futures


Shortlisted for the Edgar Graham Book Prize.
'Outstanding. A major work of synthesis that demonstrates the inextricable linkages between globalisation and regionalism in the political economy of East Asia.' - Richard Higgott, Editor, Pacific Review
'Rich, nuanced and chock full of fresh insights, this will be must-reading about Asia. Beeson distils the region's unfolding political economy and security challenges in a most readable and digestible form.' - T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, USA
'Mark Beeson's depth of knowledge of both individual countries and regional developments shines through in this excellent and much needed text.' - Richard Stubbs, McMaster University, Canada
'We have long needed a text that covers both political economy and security issues in East Asia. Mark Beeson's new book admirably fills this gap.' - John Ravenhill, Australian National University
'[A] well-written, extensively researched book... A must-read for students and scholars... and recommended for journalists, policy-makers and the public interested in the region' - Benny Teh Cheng Guan, International Affairs
'Mark Beeson has delivered a masterly overview of the place of East Asia within the regionalizing and globalizing trends apparent to us all.' - Jim Rolfe, Contemporary Southeast Asia
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