The Evolution of Regionalism in East Asia

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo

Journal of East Asian Studies, 2007

We have seen dramatic changes in perceptions of East Asian regionalism in recent years. Only a decade ago, East Asian countries were believed to be inherently incapable of managing their own economic and security affairs in an institutionalized manner. East Asia seemed sandy soil for cultivating a sense of community and regional institutions in the post–World War II era, even when other parts of the world were busy surfing the wave of regionalism (albeit with varying success) following the birth of the European Community in 1958.

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