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The European Union and Asia by Georg Wiessala


The European Union and Asia by Georg Wiessala

The relationship between Europe and Asia is of increasing importance in the 21st century. The challenges straddling the two continents include immigration, poverty, environmental degradation, terrorism, drugs, nuclear proliferation and internecine strife. Addressing these problems will demand bi-continental cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, population, security and culture. The political rationale for Europe-Asia relations has been further strengthened by Russia's promotion of a more active role in Asia and in the international community more generally. In this book Georg Wiessala explores the significance of Asia for Europe in general and the EU in particular, calling for a much more sophisticated mutual understanding. He analyses the existing Asia Policy of the European Union, tracing its development in the last 30 years of the 20th century, and up to the publication of the strategy document Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnership in 2001. He also looks in detail at the importance of ASEM and at how to encourage broader participation, and he examines the relationship between the EU and the various regional bodies, especially ASEAN which the EU maintains is the cornerstone of its developing dialogue with Asia.

About the Author

Georg Wiessala is Senior Lecturer in European Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Publication date

1st August 2002


Georg Wiessala

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


208 pages




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