The European Union and Asia


The European Union and Asia

Description

The relationship between Europe and Asia is of increasing importance in the 21st century. The challenges straddling the two continents include immigration, poverty, environmental degradation, terrorism, drugs, nuclear proliferation and internecine strife. Addressing these problems will demand bi-continental cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, population, security and culture. The political rationale for Europe-Asia relations has been further strengthened by Russia's promotion of a more active role in Asia and in the international community more generally. In this book Georg Wiessala explores the significance of Asia for Europe in general and the EU in particular, calling for a much more sophisticated mutual understanding. He analyses the existing Asia Policy of the European Union, tracing its development in the last 30 years of the 20th century, and up to the publication of the strategy document "Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnership" in 2001.
He also looks in detail at the importance of ASEM and at how to encourage broader participation, and he examines the relationship between the EU and the various regional bodies, especially ASEAN which the EU maintains is the cornerstone of its developing dialogue with Asia.


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Details

Author(s)
Georg Wiessala
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 19mm | 350g
Publication date
01 Sep 2002
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
addresses, internet resources
ISBN10
0826460917
ISBN13
9780826460912