Economic interdependence, identity and threat perception in northeast Asia.
Cheong, Lai Fern.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
This paper seeks to examine the liberal argument that economic interdependence would produce incentives for cooperation and, in the process, induce peace. I will show that while economic interdependence and cooperation in the region is increasing, participation in multilateralism is more a measured response to countries' perception of its environment and what serves the best interests of the countries, rather than a genuine vision of or desire to build a regional community.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic theory::International trade
Nanyang Technological University