Introducing Asia, Europe and the challenges of globalization

Richard BLAME, Brian BRIDGES

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The theme of this volume, contemporary Asia-Europe relations, addresses interactions between what international relations theorists call regions, delineated along geographical lines of continents. Regions are neither territories placed under the sovereignty of political institutions, nor supranational or transnational actors in the strict sense of the term. They consist of wide and complex interactions based on territorial contiguity or relative proximity, established through economic, cultural and political interdependencies, historically developed over time and geographically located across space. They can jointly be understood as patterns of territorial relations encompassing neighbouring states, and as sub-systems of international relations at the global level. Europe and Asia qualify immediately under this definition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurope-Asia relations : building multilateralisms
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780230583467
ISBN (Print)9781349361946
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in European Union Politics - Book Series

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the International Conference on Europe-Asia Relations: Building Multilateralisms, May 20-21, 2005, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. ISBN of the source publication: 9780230583467


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