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Asia and Europe: Federal vs. Concentric Paths to Regional Integration

Asia and Europe: Federal vs. Concentric Paths to Regional Integration

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  1. Asia and Europe: Federal vs. Concentric Paths to Regional Integration

  2. EU and ASEAN

  3. Greek Crisis, East Asia Summit

  4. EU & ASEAN: Similarities • Began as Political Projects • Moved on to Economic Focus • Functional Development • Intergovernmental, Summit Process • Outreach to Neighboring Countries, other regional organizations • Broader, Deeper, Better

  5. EU and ASEAN

  6. EU & ASEAN: Differences • Primary Drivers: Economics vs. Politics • Stepwise Process vs. Long Latent Period • Build up of Bureaucracy vs. Crisis-driven entity • Supranationalism vs. Inter-governmentalism • Political Equality vs. Concentric Rings

  7. Major Theories of European Integration • Functionalism • Neo-Functionalism • Inter-governmentalism • Liberal Inter-governmentalism

  8. Haas, Schmitter, Moravcsik

  9. Other Theories of European Integration • Institutionalism • Constitutionalism • Federalism • Regulationism • Multi-level Governance • Polycentric Governance • Neo-neo-functionalism

  10. Problems Applying European Ideas • Mercosur’s Political Process • ASEAN’s Differences Specificity of European Conditions Crisis-driven development Regional Transformation No aims for high-level integration

  11. Asia’s crises

  12. Elements of Asian Integration Theory Existing Theories: • Functionalism • Neo-functionalism • Inter-governmentalism • Liberal Inter-governmentalism Other Theories Don’t Apply

  13. Traditional I.R. Theory • Realism • Neo-realism • Liberalism/Neo-liberalism • World Systems Theory • Constructivism Which provides the most useful approach?

  14. Giants of I.R.

  15. A Model of Asian Integration • Politics  Economics • Punctuated Equilibrium Crisis-driven Regionalism • Strong Inter-governmentalism • Concentric Grouping 1) ASEAN, 2) ASEAN+3, 3) ASEAN+6, 4) ASEAN+8, 5) SCO, SAARC

  16. Europe and East Asia