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A concert of powers and hybrid regionalism in Asia

journal contribution
posted on 11.12.2012, 00:00 authored by Baogang HeBaogang He
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.

History

Journal

Australian journal of political science

Volume

47

Issue

4

Pagination

677 - 690

Publisher

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Location

Colchester, England

ISSN

1036-1146

eISSN

1363-030X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Taylor & Francis