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Comparing Institution-Building in East Asia

Power Politics, Governance, and Critical Junctures


Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific Series book series (CSAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 116-143
  4. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
    Pages 173-196
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-231

About this book


Yoshimatsu explores the causes and implications of the diverse degree of institution-building in East Asia by examining two processes of initiating and developing multilateral institutions in five policy areas: trade, finance, food security, energy security, and the environment.


Regionalism regional cooperation East Asia institution-building governance critical juncture domestic politics China Japan South Korea ASEAN Sino-Japanese relations rivalry FTA TPP CMI financial cooperation food security APTERR energy security air pollution energy environment Governance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityJapan

About the authors

Hidetaka Yoshimatsu is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. He specializes in trade policy and regionalism in East Asia with publication in numerous journals, including Asian Survey, Pacific Review, New Political Economy, and Review of International Political Economy.

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