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The International Politics of EU-China Relations$
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David Kerr and Liu Fei

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264089

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264089.001.0001

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Comparative Regionalism: The Logic of Governance in Europe and East Asia

Comparative Regionalism: The Logic of Governance in Europe and East Asia

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(p.231) 12 Comparative Regionalism: The Logic of Governance in Europe and East Asia
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The International Politics of EU-China Relations
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WILLIAM A. CALLAHAN

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264089.003.0013

This chapter discusses the logics of regionalism in Europe and Asia, comparing European institutional governance with East Asian cultural/ethical governance. It notes that these are not antinomies: both rules and culture are used by those in power to regulate not just what people can do, but what they can be. Where Europeans and Asians differ first is in the sequencing of these alternative logics. Europeans have got themselves in a position where the ethics and culture of being ‘European’ are largely interpreted in the context of institutional conformity. Asians conversely regard institutional conformity as threatening and privilege regional arrangements that defend ethical and cultural integrity. Europe's supranational politics operate from the centre to the periphery; Asia's transnational politics operate from the periphery to the centre.

Keywords:   East Asian governance, regionalism, institutional conformity, Europeans, cultural integrity, supranational politics

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