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A Constructivist Study on East Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

Author ZhangYunYan
Tutor FanYongMing
School Fudan University
Course International relations
Keywords Social constructivism Regional economic cooperation in East Asia International system and culture National identity National interests Collective identity Interactive structure
CLC F114
Type PhD thesis
Year 2004
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The end of the 20th century, the social constructivist school on behalf of Alexander temperature specially in Western international relations theorists won mainstream, forming a \Domestic academia commence immediately the Review of the constructivist theory of international relations, research and debate, the results have been quite fruitful. But so far, the academia also few scholars have studied the theory of social constructivism real problem in international relations, especially in regional economic cooperation. Has its own unique interpretation of view of the social constructivism international cooperation, this paper attempts to combine social constructivism and the study of East Asian regional economic cooperation, on the one hand, to promote the use of social constructivist theory of international relations, on the other hand, from a social constructivist perspective reinterpreted East Asia regional economic cooperation. Since the 1970s and 1980s, the market-driven and guided by Governments, regional economic cooperation in East Asia has made great progress, its achievements are there for all to see; Since the 1990s, the East Asian region to enter the stage of regional economic cooperation in inter-governmental nature, and has achieved substantial results; into the 21st century, the rapid development of the system of regional economic cooperation, and showed great political enthusiasm and determination of the major countries of East Asia regional economic cooperation. Therefore, analyze, interpret and predict the regional economic cooperation in East Asia has become an important issue, one of the regional government, business and academia. On regional economic cooperation in East Asia in the field of international relations, research results, this is because mature regional economic cooperation in the post-war years that the practice and its theory are concentrated in Europe, which shows that the use of the existing regional economic cooperation theory to explain the East Asian region economic cooperation in facing the gap between reality and the theory of the \Therefore, the groundbreaking theoretical research on regional economic cooperation in East Asia, a new theoretical perspectives and approaches. This is the article from a social constructivist perspective to explain the basic conception of the East Asian regional economic cooperation where. Social constructivist theory system on behalf of Alexander temperature specially covering three levels: First, the macro regional system culture. There are three ideal state: the enemy relationship Hobbes culture, based on the the competitors relationship Locke cultural and friend-based relationship Kantian culture. Every culture conditions are created by the interaction as well as the interaction between the national practice of the national system and support the system culture causal role and construct the country; national identity and interests. National identity is both subjective cognitive state their own position and role in the system, but also he held concepts, and thus has Subjectivity and Inter. The definition of the concept of national self-interest and its implementation to the national identity; system culture shift. This is the result of the interaction between the national, it is manifested as the formation of the new national system of collective identity. The reasons for the formation of a new collective identity depends on four main variables: interdependence, common fate, homogeneity and self-restraint. Among them, the self-restraint of the other three variables constraining factors. In this paper, the analysis and interpretation of constructivism regional economic cooperation in East Asia, the I lt preliminary draw; WP = gt; following three conclusions: first, after the end of the Cold War, East Asia is to construct a typical respect national individuality, pro Locke cultural cooperation; East Asian countries in the process of interaction with the system in this region culture, the country's national identity and national interests is to reconstruct and increasingly tend to \interactive process is to form a collective identity that is conducive to regional economic cooperation among East Asian countries. From the perspective of social constructivism, the regional economic cooperation in East Asia there are still many obstacles: First, collective identity formation process, the original national identity and the conflict of interests as defined by the new collective identity; trust cooperation problems. The establishment of the trust depends on the feedback of the self-restraint of the two regional powers of East Asia (China and Japan) and other countries for self-restraint. Performance of the two great powers in this regard is a gratifying one worrying. Second, social constructivism advantage relative to the traditional theory that: (1) social constructivist theory of national identity and national interests to explain the underlying causes of the behavior or policy choices in the pursuit of regional economic cooperation in different areas, different countries . It is not a simple economic interests driving mode of interpretation, is not a simple political negotiations explanatory model, but a national cooperation in the interaction reconstruct identities and interests dynamic interpretation mode. Help us see the pure power interests analysis can not be found in the corner of the analysis of regional economic cooperation from the perspective of social constructivism. (2) social constructivism three international political and non-government cultural analysis, the study of regional economic cooperation additional clearer background (3) the social constructivism collective identity theory not only explains the formation of a cooperative relationship, but also to explain the cooperation to continue the internal conditions and possible. (C) Social constructivism as a paradigm of regional economic cooperation, despite the regional economic cooperation outline an overall dynamic analytical framework, but can not give a clear analysis on specific cooperation issues. Therefore, social constructivism can not replace the traditional theory of the regional economic cooperation, but the latter appropriately supplement. Between them is not either-or alternative relationship, but He also vital complementary relationship. The article is divided into four chapters, each chapter reads as follows: the first chapter, the first theory of traditional regional economic cooperation in accordance with the two schools of liberalism and realism were combing explained the advantages of each theory, and then outlines the The common feature of these theories, pointing out that these theoretical interpretation of regional economic cooperation in East Asia, the methodology is not complete, the basis of theory and reality gap, but can not explain the process in the country itself and change its regional economic cooperation the impact. Need a new theory of regional economic cooperation in East Asia, a new analysis and interpretation. Chapter II, first introduced Winter social constructivist theory system, then establish a theoretical framework of constructivism regional economic cooperation, including the cultural structure of the three levels of analysis: First, the regional macro system; second is national identity and interests Construction; Third, the process of interaction between the countries of the region (set II lt; WP = gt; the body identity formation). The third chapter, in accordance with the chronological history to the ASEAN Regional Economic

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