A concert of powers and hybrid regionalism in Asia

He, Baogang 2012, A concert of powers and hybrid regionalism in Asia, Australian journal of political science, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 677-690.

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Title A concert of powers and hybrid regionalism in Asia
Author(s) He, Baogang
Journal name Australian journal of political science
Volume number 47
Issue number 4
Start page 677
End page 690
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication Colchester, England
Publication date 2012-12-11
ISSN 1036-1146
1363-030X
Keyword(s) ASEAN
concert of powers
hybrid regionalism
rise of China
US primacy
Summary With the rise of China the strategic competition between the US and China has gained momentum over the last 10 years and is likely to continue in the near future. To deal with this challenge, Hugh White has proposed a concert of powers in Asia. White’s proposal, however, has not received sufficient attention in Asia and is likely to be a failure if Asia does not take it seriously. This article examines the problematic assumptions of White’s proposal and argues that his proposal needs to incorporate the important role of ASEAN, an existing de facto Asian concert of powers. It shifts the idea of a concert of powers towards a new hybrid regionalism, identifies its key components and discusses how this hybrid regionalism can dilute the strategic conflict between China and the US.
Language eng
Field of Research 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049959

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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