2008 Publications

The Future of Northeast Asia’s Institutional Architecture

Vinod K. Aggarwal, Min Gyo Koo, and Seungjoo Lee
Northeast Asia, 2008
The institutional architecture under the San Francisco system served Northeast Asia well for the Cold War period, obviating the need for any significant regional institutionalization of both economic and security affairs. In the hub-and-spokes network of the San Francisco system, the US served not only as the principal architect of regional order […]

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Have Long-Established Patterns of Protectionism Changed During this Crisis? A Sectoral Perspective

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon J. Evenett
Broken Promises, 2008
During the current sharp global economic downturn much has been made of the scale of government policy responses, whether it be monetary policy (e.g. “quantitative easing”), fiscal policy (e.g. “stimulus packages”) or other forms of state intervention (including “bailouts”). Indeed it is often remarked that the reason the contemporary crisis […]

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Economic and Security Institution Building in Northeast Asia: An Analytical Overview

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo
Northeast Asia, 2008
n recent years, however, the traditional institutional order that has governed economic and security relations in Northeast Asia has come under heavy strain. The geopolitical complexity surrounding the Korean Peninsula and the novel dynamics of Sino-Japanese rivalry with the rise of China are currently shaping a new regional institutional architecture […]

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An Institutional Path: Community Building in Northeast Asia

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo
The United States and Northeast Asia, 2008
n this chapter, we show how the traditional institutional equilibrium in Northeast Asia has come under heavy strain in the triple post period: namely the post‐Cold War, the post‐financial crisis of 1997‐98, and the post‐September 11, 2001 attacks, thereby undergoing a dramatic transformation. Although Northeast Asian countries maintain their […]

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The Dynamics of Trade Liberalization

Vinod K. Aggarwal
Power, Interdependence and Non-State Actors in World Politics, 2008
My objective in this chapter is to build in the tradition of this research program on trade cooperation and conflict. In earlier work with Robert Keohane and David Yoffie, we focused on the evolution of different forms of trade protectionism. Here, drawing on Keohane’s work, the work of his other students, and other scholars who have focused on trade issues, […]

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