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Integration in Asia and Europe

Historical Dynamics, Political Issues, and Economic Perspectives

  • Paul J.J. Welfens
  • Franz Knipping
  • Suthiphand Chirathivat
  • Cillian Ryan
  • Comparative analysis of regional integration in Asia and Europe

  • New insights about economic and political dynamics in the EU and ASEAN

  • Includes supplementary material:


Table of contents

About this book


Broadening and deepening of economic and political integration are hallmarks of the EU and ASEAN. This book critically analyses the economic and institutional changes in both Europe and Asia. There is considerable potential for instability, but one also finds regional growth opportunities. Comparative policy analysis and evaluation of various cooperation strategies are presented. Emphasis is on banking, financial market dynamics, ICT, and macroeconomic policies as well as trade, energy, and environmental issues. Legal aspects are combined with historical and economic perspectives. Due emphasis also is on the impact of China and the role of international organisations. The comparative analysis of EU and ASEAN integration suggests important policy choices, including those at the multilateral level.


ASEAN East Asia European Union European Union (EU) Inflation Institution Integration Policy competition development environmental policy foreign trade globalization international relations monetary policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J.J. Welfens
    • 1
  • Franz Knipping
    • 2
  • Suthiphand Chirathivat
    • 3
  • Cillian Ryan
    • 4
  1. 1.EIIW — European Institute for International Economic RelationsUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Chair in Modern and Contemporary HistoryUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Department of Economics EdgbastonThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integration in Asia and Europe
  • Book Subtitle Historical Dynamics, Political Issues, and Economic Perspectives
  • Editors Paul J.J. Welfens
    Franz Knipping
    Suthiphand Chirathivat
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin · Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-28729-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06685-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-28730-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 286
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Policy
    International Economics
    European Integration
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Finance, Business & Banking