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China Rising

Responding to China’s Rise: US and EU Strategies

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Sara A. Newland (Editors)

​In this edited volume, a set of issue and country experts tackle questions regarding China’s current rise to power within the current international economic and political order. The current international system is governed by a “Western” conception of order and based on the primacy of post–World War II rules, drawn from liberal models of capitalism and democracy practiced in the US and in Western Europe. In this context, the most important and most uncertain questions facing the West over the next decade concern how the EU and the US will respond to China’s rapid growth. Will the transatlantic relationship hold and become stronger, faced with this new economic and geopolitical challenge? Or will the US and the EU—an increasingly prominent global player—compete for economic and political advantage? After a brief introduction laying out the circumstances of China’s economic and political rise and the challenges that this poses to the existing international order, the book proceeds in three sections. The first section provides competing theoretical perspectives on China’s rise in a historical context. The second section provides a distinctly Chinese perspective on China’s current rise. The third section looks at responses from the United States and the European Union, focusing on both economic and security issues as well as the implications of China’s rise for US-EU relations. This book is relevant to both scholars and policymakers concerned with Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy, US foreign policy, EU foreign policy, China-US relations, China-EU relations, international security, international political economy, and emerging markets.​

ISBN: 978-3319100333
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: October 29, 2014

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Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States

Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions and Strategies in Asia, Europe, and the United States

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Kristi Govella (Editors)

​The connections between trade and security are hardly new. Analysts and practitioners have clearly recognized this interrelationship since the mercantilist arguments of the 16th and 17th centuries. Despite wishful economic liberal thinking that might prefer to separate the political from the economic, it is widely recognized that trade and security are fundamentally interconnected in the foreign policy of states. Over time, as new forms of trade policy have come into being and the international security environment has evolved, the nexus of these two spheres has grown more complex and scholars have struggled to understand their interconnection This edited volume addresses linkages between trade and security by examining the influence of security factors in driving trade policy measures and the corresponding implications of different types of trade arrangements for international security. Ultimately, the project shows that several elements—traditional economic factors, traditional security factors, and human security factors—can affect the development of trade agreements and unilateral policies, and that trade policies may have both a direct and an indirect effect on traditional and human security. The project focuses on Asia, a region where economics is increasingly important but many security issues still linger unresolved, as a primary setting to test trade linkage theories. It also provides a comparative perspective through examination of how the EU and US have used their trade policies to achieve non-economic goals and how these policies have influenced their security environment. Case studies in this project cover key trade institutions and agreements including the World Trade Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN Plus Three, the East Asia Summit, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and bilateral preferential trade agreements.​

ISBN: 978-1461447641
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: October 11, 2012
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Responding to a Resurgent Russia

Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Kristi Govella (Editors)

In this volume, a set of issue and country experts tackle the questions surrounding the challenges of a resurgent Russia for the world order as well as for relations between the European Union and the United States. The implications of this collection are very broad and far-reaching, with ramifications for each of the players involved as well as for the development and refinement of general international relations theories concerning global conflict and cooperation, making the book relevant for both policy-makers and scholars of international relations, Russian studies, and international political economy.

ISBN: 978-1-4419-6666-7
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: November 24, 2011
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Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific: The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions

Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific: The Role of Ideas, Interests, and Domestic Institutions

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Seungjoo Lee (Editors)

East Asian countries are now pursuing greater formal economic institutionalization, weaving a web of bilateral and minilateral preferential trade agreements. With contributions from leading country and regional trade specialists, this book examines East Asian and American trade strategies through the lens of a domestic bargaining game approach with a focus on the interplay of interests, ideas, and domestic institutions within the context of broader international shifts.

ISBN: 978-1441968326
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: November 11, 2011
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Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration? Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration? The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

Vinod K. Aggarwal, Min Gyo Koo, Seungjoo Lee, and Chung-in Moon (Editors)

East Asian countries are now pursuing greater formal economic institutionalization, weaving a web of bilateral and minilateral preferential trade agreements. With contributions from leading country and regional trade specialists, this book examines East Asian and American trade strategies through the lens of a domestic bargaining game approach with a focus on the interplay of interests, ideas, and domestic institutions within the context of broader international shifts.

ISBN: 3540723889
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: November 14, 2008
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Asias New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations

Asia’s New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo (Editors)

This book investigates the origins and evolution of Asia’s new institutional architecture in trade, finance, and security from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. The traditional institutional equilibrium in Asia has come under heavy strain in the “post triple shocks period” – the post-Cold War, the post-financial crisis of 1997-98, and the post-9-11 attacks. The new dynamics of rivalry and cooperation among states at both the intraregional and transregional levels is now shaping a new institutional architecture. Political and business leaders from Northeast and Southeast Asia interact with each other more frequently. South Asia’s participation in the rest of Asia in recent years is truly impressive. As we show, the future institutional trajectory of Asia is still open, but we believe that the book provides a timely examination of key shifts in the region. In doing so, our hope is to provide policymakers and analysts with an institutional road map for the future.

ISBN: 3540723889
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: December 10, 2007
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Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Shujiro Urata (Editors)

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed a rapid rise in bilateral preferential trade agreements at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This trend could have potentially dramatic effects on the trading patterns of countries in the transpacific region and beyond. Some argue that these accords will spur multilateral negotiations, while others believe that they will irreparably damage the trading system. Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific examines the underlying political and economic factors driving these accords, based on a novel theoretical framework. Experts then provide overviews of political and economic trends in the region as well as detailed analysis of the trade strategies of Japan, China, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and Mexico. By systematically evaluating and assessing the driving forces underlying the turn to bilateral trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon.

ISBN: 0415702097
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: March 6, 2006
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EU Trade Strategies: Regionalism and Globalism

EU Trade Strategies: Regionalism and Globalism

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Edward Fogarty (Editors)

All is not well in the World Trade Organization. Does a global economy require global institutions? One possible alternative is interregionalism: economic integration between two distinct regions. This book explores the logic of interregionalism by focusing on the European Union, which has pursued agreements with Latin America, East Asia, and the Southern Mediterranean, among others. Why has the EU pursued this strategy? Based on a novel theoretical framework, the authors in this book explore EU interregionalism to provide us with insight into this new emerging face of the international political economy.

ISBN: 0415702100
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: June 19, 2004
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Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade

Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade

Vinod K. Aggarwal, Ralph Espach, and Joseph Tulchin (Editors)

The diversity of Latin American trade agreements established since the mid-1980s reflects a broadening range of strategic perceptions and orientations. The argument of this volume is that this increasing divergence among the arrangements reflects fundamental and growing differences among their broader strategic perceptions and political and economic objectives. These, in turn, are grounded in each country’s economic profile, the institutional configuration of its trade policy process, and the constraints and opportunities policymakers perceive at the domestic and international levels. The opening chapter in this volume provides a theoretical framework that highlights the political-economic tradeoffs entailed in different trade strategies. The remaining chapters in sections I and II focus on domestic and international constraints involved in the formulation, pursuit, and implementation of trade policies. The last half of the volume contains detailed, empirically grounded studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and the dynamics of Mercosur.

ISBN: 1403932581
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: February 2004
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Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade

Winning in Asia, U.S. Style

Vinod K. Aggarwal (Editor)

Despite the regional currency crisis of 1997-1998, Asia-Pacific economies continue to be among the most attractive markets in the world. Japanese, American, and European firms have invested heavily in the past decades, and now are positioning themselves to take advantage of the post-Asian recovery, phenomenal Chinese growth rates, and deepening economic liberalization. This pathbreaking work focuses on understanding the market and nonmarket strategies employed by US firms to boost their share of the developing Asian market and to rally the US government in support of their initiatives. In addition to advancing a novel theoretical framework to analyze strategy, the book contains an overview chapter focuses on US investment and trade trends in Asia and original case studies of the banking, automobile, telecommunications, chemical, software, and electronics sectors that provide insight into winning strategies in Asia.

ISBN: 0312239114
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: June 14, 2003
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Sovereign Debt: Origins, Crises and Restructuring

Sovereign Debt: Origins, Crises and Restructuring

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Brigitte Granville (Editors)

This work examines the ongoing debate on resolving sovereign debt defaults and alleviating the debt burden of heavily indebted poor countries. Concentrating primarily on the period from 1982 and focusing on money owed to both the public and the private sector, the volume examines the origins of debt crises, rescheduling tactics, and efforts to create a more enduring solution to the problem of coping with debt, as well as its efficacy. Policy recommendations are put forward for dealing with the onerous problem of debt default and rescheduling. The authors provide historical and conceptual analyses and consider ideas on the emerging modes of governance of international debt issues. Their contributions should be of interest to scholars in the fields of international economics and political economy, practitioners and other individuals interested in the evolving complexities of international debt governance.

ISBN: 1862031452
Publisher: Royal Institute of International Affairs
Publication date: June 2003
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Winning in Asia, Japanese Style

Winning in Asia, Japanese Style

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Shujiro Urata (Editors)

Despite the regional currency crisis of 1997-1998, Asia-Pacific economies continue to be among the most attractive markets in the world. Japanese, American, and European firms have invested heavily in the past decades, and now are positioning themselves to take advantage of the post-Asian recovery, phenomenal Chinese growth rates, and deepening economic liberalization. This pathbreaking work focuses on understanding the market and nonmarket strategies employed by Japanese firms to boost their share of the developing Asian market and to rally the Japanese government in support of their initiatives. In addition to advancing a novel theoretical framework to analyze strategy, the book contains an overview chapter focuses on Japanese investment and trade trends in Asia and original case studies of the banking, automobile, telecommunications, chemical, software, and electronics sectors that provide insight into winning strategies in Asia.

ISBN: 0312239106
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: October 4, 2002
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Winning in Asia, European Style

Winning in Asia, European Style

Vinod K. Aggarwal (Editor)

Despite the regional currency crisis of 1997-1998, Asia-Pacific economies continue to be among the most attractive markets in the world. Although Japanese and American firms have invested heavily in those economies, European firms are poised to take advantage of the post-Asian recovery, phenomenal Chinese growth rates, and deepening economic liberalization. Here, original essays focus on the market and non-market strategies employed by European firms to boost their share of the Asian market and to rally European governments and the European Union in support of their initiatives. In addition to a novel theoretical framework to analyze strategy, three chapters focus on investment trends in Asia, lobbying in Asia, and the EU. The book also includes original case studies of the air transport, automobile, software, and finance sectors.

ISBN: 0312239130
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: September 22, 2001
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Asia-Pacific Crossroads

Asia-Pacific Crossroads: Regime Creation and the Future of APEC

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Charles E. Morrison (Editors)

As perhaps the world’s most economically dynamic region, the Asia-Pacific is generating increasing attention from academic, business, and policymaking circles alike. At a time when the area is projected to continue its unprecedented economic growth well into the 21st century, it is ironic that the Asia-Pacific regional institutional framework is incommensurate with developments in other parts of the world. The most ambitious attempt at regime creation in this region began in 1989 with the formation of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC). Institutionalizing the Asia-Pacific provides a novel theoretical approach to examine the interplay of economic, political, and security factors in APEC’s evolution. It focuses on the likelihood for APEC to become smoothly “nested” within the World Trade Organization and considers how subregional groupings in the Asia-Pacific might in turn become nested within APEC. The essays draw on the examples of the OECD and the EU to explore APEC’s future prospects for fostering economic liberalization in the Asia-Pacific and across the globe. Institutionalizing the Asia-Pacific offers the first rigorous and systematic theoretical and empirical examination of the APEC forum by a multinational, interdisciplinary group of scholars.

ISBN: 0312211481
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: May 15, 1998
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Institutional Designs for a Complex World

Institutional Designs for a Complex World: Bargaining, Linkages, and Nesting

Vinod K. Aggarwal (Editor)

How do established global institutions adapt to new circumstances? And how are the formation and evolution of regional institutions constrained by global ones? These questions, especially relevant for today’s transforming Europe, are at the center of Institutional Designs for a Complex World. In this volume, respected scholars explore the possibilities for reconciling regional and global institutions by nesting one within the other, or by creating parallel institutions that deal with separate but related activities. The authors use an innovative theoretical framework to analyze the factors that lead to institutional bargaining games. They show how institutional innovation and the use of linkages might alter such games. Their essays, published here for the first time, examine the development of the Financial Support Fund, the European Economic Area, institutional competition and conflict in the Bosnian crisis, and problems in the European Monetary System. They reveal the advantages for international cooperation of both parallel and substantive institutional reconciliation, and provide a model for understanding institution-building and modification beyond the European experience.

ISBN: 0801484642
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: October 1998
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