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Institutionalizing East Asia: Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional Cooperation

Compiles 8 chapters relating to inter-states cooperation between Southeast Asian and East Asian countries. Traces the institutionalization of regional cooperation in terms of economy, security, natural disaster relief, and ethnic conflict management. Studies the evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism, the ASEAN integration, ASEAN centrality, and ASEAN +3 (APT) institutionalization. Explores domains and function of East Asian economic cooperation, such as ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), ASEAN+1, ASEAN +3, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Traces key security institutions and cooperation on disaster management as well as key factors of limited success on ethnic conflict management among ASEAN+3 countries. Discusses the institutionalization dynamics at sub-regional and inter-regional levels.