Europe and the Asia Pacific : two regions in search of a relationship

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    Abstract

    Globalization, driven by corporate entrepreneurship and international communication advances, is undoubtedly intensifying worldwide interconnectedness, but it cannot totally eliminate either the legacies of history or the realities of geographical and cultural distance. Certainly not in the case of Europe and the Asia Pacific, two regions whose relationship during the twentieth century suffered from the vagaries of both mutual antagonism and mutual neglect. The relationship moved from exploitative, informal, and formal colonization through the traumas of decolonization and reduced contact to the often far-from-creative tension derived from competitive commerce.2 In the past two decades, the relationship has been dominated by the business of doing business, and, although political and security concerns did begin to grow slowly in importance as the Cold War wound down, they have failed to displace economics as the central element of the relationship. In sum, the relationship has remained a distant, irregular, and lopsided one. This chapter examines the prospects for the two regions in terms of developing their inter-regional relationship and their respective roles in the changing global order.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTwenty-first century world order and the Asia Pacific : value change, exigencies, and power realignment
    EditorsJames C. HSIUNG
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherPalgrave
    Chapter5
    Pages159-173
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9780230107175
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Asia
    Antagonism
    Trauma
    Economics
    History
    Colonization
    Globalization
    Decolonization
    Irregular
    International Communication
    Interconnectedness
    Cold War
    Entrepreneurship
    Neglect

    Keywords

    • European Union
    • Asian Pacific Region
    • North American Free Trade Agreement
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship
    • Asian Financial Crisis

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    BRIDGES, B. (2001). Europe and the Asia Pacific : two regions in search of a relationship. In J. C. HSIUNG (Ed.), Twenty-first century world order and the Asia Pacific : value change, exigencies, and power realignment (pp. 159-173). United States: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230107175_6
    BRIDGES, Brian. / Europe and the Asia Pacific : two regions in search of a relationship. Twenty-first century world order and the Asia Pacific : value change, exigencies, and power realignment. editor / James C. HSIUNG. United States : Palgrave, 2001. pp. 159-173
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    BRIDGES, B 2001, Europe and the Asia Pacific : two regions in search of a relationship. in JC HSIUNG (ed.), Twenty-first century world order and the Asia Pacific : value change, exigencies, and power realignment. Palgrave, United States, pp. 159-173. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230107175_6

    Europe and the Asia Pacific : two regions in search of a relationship. / BRIDGES, Brian.

    Twenty-first century world order and the Asia Pacific : value change, exigencies, and power realignment. ed. / James C. HSIUNG. United States : Palgrave, 2001. p. 159-173.

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