EU - Asean

Facing Economic Globalisation

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
  • Cillian Ryan
  • Suthiphand Chirathivat
  • Franz Knipping

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Paul J. J. Welfens, Cillian Ryan, Suthiphand Chirathivat, Franz Knipping
    Pages 1-6
  3. Paul J. J. Welfens, Dora Borbély
    Pages 7-43
  4. Paul J. J. Welfens, Martin Keim
    Pages 97-135
  5. Franz Knipping
    Pages 187-192
  6. Norbert Koubek, Stephan Weinert, Kirsten Meyer
    Pages 205-222

About this book


Economic globalisation is a long-term international process in which the roles of the EU, ASEAN, Korea, Japan and China are of increasing importance. Trade dynamics and foreign investment, as well as regional policy cooperation in Europe and Asia, are discussed here along with historical developments. Moreover, the book highlights links between European Community law and WTO regulations. The key challenges posed by China's economic expansion are part of the analysis; specific issues concern international outsourcing and off-shoring as well as regional economic integration in a period of financial globalisation. Based on historical dynamics, theoretical analysis and global shifts, policy solutions for Europe, Asia and the world economy can be arrived at: The book offers clear policy options and also reveals crucial issues in terms of the welfare analysis of regional integration.


ASEAN China EU Europe European Union (EU) Globalisation Globalization Import International Economics International Organisation Regional Integration WTO Welthandelsorganisation World Trade Organisation cluster

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 1
  • Cillian Ryan
    • 2
  • Suthiphand Chirathivat
    • 3
  • Franz Knipping
    • 4
  1. 1.EIIW - European Institute for InternationalEconomic Relations University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Jean Monnet Chair in European EconomicsUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonUK
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Chair in Modern and Contemporary HistoryUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87388-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87389-1
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