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Institutionalization of regional cooperation in East Asia

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Frame of Image tutionalization 2. Institutional Landscape of Regional Cooperation in East Asia 3. Trilateral Cooperation among Korea, China and Japan 4. Implications for Institutionalization in East Asia
Institutionalization as a major challenge for economic integration in East Asia • “Asian integration requires stronger institutional support to sustain and broaden the process, moving toward the creation of an Asian economic community”
(ADB, Institutions for Regional Integration, 2010)
Theoretical Theoretical Discussions from IR Literature
Institutionalization of regional cooperation
• Questions
– Why are some regional cooperation arrangements informal and why are others formal? – Under what conditions does informal agreements become formalized? – How can informal regional arrangements in East Asia can be more institutionalized?
International institutions
• Enduring sets of rules, norms, and decisionmaking procedures that shape expectations, interests, and behavior of actors (Source:
Krasner, “International Regimes”, 1983)
• Arrangements and organizations, ranging from ad hoc and informal forums that lack an organizational core to formal standing bodies that serve a particular purpose (source: ADB, Institutions for Regional Integration, 2010)
Formal vs Informal institutions
• Informal institutions
– international agreements without legally binding commitments – Ex.) Ad hoc agreements, political declarations, communiques, etc
• Formal institutions
– Based on international agreements with leg


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Title Institutionalization of regional cooperation in East Asia
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Choe, Wongi

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Date 2012-11
Pages 30
Subject Country Eastern Asia(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic Administration

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