Australia's Foreign Economic Policy and ASEAN  

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers


In this book, Jiro Okamoto explores the development of Australia's foreign economic policy towards ASEAN. He examines in detail decisive factors such as changes in the international and regional environment and the replacement of a dominant policy coalition with another in Australia's domestic policy process. His analysis shows that the shifts in Australia's ASEAN policy have not only closely reflected changes in Australia's overall foreign economic policy orientation, but that Australia's ASEAN policy strongly drove the change at key junctures. His work also offers important insights into the prospect of an "inclusive" economic integration process in East Asia. Although Australia's foreign economic policy has been an important element in regional economic cooperation, its inclusion in the East Asian integration process still remains ambiguous.

■ Australia's Foreign Economic Policy and ASEAN
■ Edited by Jiro Okamoto
■ US$49.90
■ 312pp
■ Published in March 2010
■ ISBN978-981-230-974-7

1. Introduction

2. An Analytical Framework

3. State-Society Coalitions and Australia's Foreign Economic Policy

4. Australia and the Formation of ASEAN

5. The Trade Liberalizers and Asia-Pacific Regionalist Strategies

6. The Development of ASEAN Regionalism and the AFTA-CER Linkage Dialogue

7. The Bilateralists and their ASEAN Policy

8. Conclusion




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