Asia-Pacific Economic and Security Co-operation: New by Christopher M. Dent (eds.)

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The second stage then examines the general impact of globalisation upon security, in especial regard to its generation of new and re-emergent security actors, threats and policy responses. In the third stage we apply this model to East Asia to assist our understanding of the differential impact of globalisation in the region, and the particular problems posed for East Asia’s states and citizens. 2. 1. Definitions As noted before, globalisation is a supremely slippery concept and has produced a bewildering number of definitions (Scholte 2000).

Asia-Pacific Economic Regionalism 21 The penalty for states in the Asia-Pacific region of their failure to make more rapid progress in the development of region-wide RTAs is that they will be exposed to a huge asymmetry in political and economic power when negotiating with the United States. Because the United States, as the most powerfully armed nation with the largest domestic market, possesses ‘disproportionate power in every international organization to which it belongs’ (Woods 2002: 38), the pursuit of bilateralism has risked exposing weaker states to the aggressive unilateralism frequently characteristic of US trade policy, notably during the presidency of George W.

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