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The Study On Relevance Of Regional Institutional Transition In Southeast Asia To Its Foreign Policy

Posted on:2006-05-16Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:Y L ZhaoFull Text:PDF
GTID:1116360152493102Subject:Scientific Socialism and the international communist movement
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With the peaceful end of the Cold War and with the globalization, the Western developed countries, Soviet Union and East European countries, and other developing nations are all faced with social transition. Domestic institutional transition brought about by social transition inevitably affects the development of international relations; Hence a closer interaction occurring between social transition, institutional transition and international relations. Social institutional changes taking place in one country increasingly produced "spill over" effects, accordingly influencing the relations among countries.The dissertation aims to explore the relevance of institutional transition to foreign policy of Southeast Asia, by analyzing the manifold factors which facilitates institutional transition of Southeast Asia since the end of the Cold War. These factors include free trade region construction, economic crisis, anti-terrorism, cooperation and regional governance. Meanwhile, it analyzes the characteristics of the relevance. Based on an analysis of political cooperation and economic development of PRC and ASEAN, the paper inquires into institutional factors which promote bilateral economic, political and security cooperation, and offers a new perspective for regional peace and prosperity.Chapter One tries to explain the lack of institutional transition theory in international relations, and explore the internal linkage between institutional transition of international community and foreign policy. Institutional transition within one country helps to effect the same change in its neighboring countries, which has become an important momentum for regional economic and political integration.Chapter Two probes into relevant topics on institutional transition in Southeast Asia since the end of the Cold War. Southeast Asia went through historical profound transition since the end of the Cold War. Present institutional transition brings about profound influences on international relations and foreign policy in the region. Financial crisis in Southeast Asia reveals the lack of regional institutional construction. At the beginning of the 21s' century, Southeast Asia quickened its steps of institutional construction, and important improvements have been made in economic, political, security topics and culture, regional governance as well as regional integration. Regional integration is a complex process of interaction of internal and external factors. In the foreseeable future, there will appear a new reactionary regionalism. In the changing regional ecology, institutional transition and construction will react to and mitigate external influences. Security and diplomatic cultures are going through profound changes. Institutional construction will be a process in which internal and external factors interplay.Chapter Three focuses on driving force and functional mechanism in Southeast Asia institutional transition. The momentum which promotes the institutional transition in Southeast Asia lies in the challenges brought about by traditional and non-traditional factors to regional development of ASEAN. Confronted with globalization and regiorialization, the lack of institutional construction impedes ASEAN to meet the challenges effectively in the future. The trend of linkage withglobalization, the interaction between integration and fragmentation, has shaped a new economic and political Southeast Asia. The rapid development of technology, revolutionary changes of information, trans-border production, trade and finance all push forward the development of political, economic and security transition.Chapter Four starts with institutional transition in Southeast Asia and PRC, describes how institutional transition promotes the relations between PRC and Southeast Asia. On the basis of that, it discusses the profound influences brought about by regional regime and cooperation in Southeast Asia on global economic and political order. After the end of the Cold War, political cooperation and economic development in Southeast Asia and PRC have achi...
Keywords/Search Tags:Institutional Transition, Foreign Policy, ASEAN, Constructivism
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