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Regionalism in the Pacific

Chapter


Abstract


  • While Europe demonstrates tendencies towards

    centralization of authority and coordination

    through the European Parliament and Commission

    and common policies, Pacific regionalism is more

    diverse and decentralized. With an estimated 700

    governmental and non-governmental organizations

    in the Asia-Pacific region overall (Crocombe 2007:

    13), it is clear that Pacific regionalism involves several

    combinations of actors in different type of formal

    and informal organizations with a variety of purposes.

    With its history of colonization, ongoing

    decolonization and the interplay of the interests of

    several regional and global powers, regionalism in the

    Pacific Islands is a rich tapestry of organizations that

    address issues of concern to different combinations

    of countries: global security, economi development,

    aid, culture, fisheries and the environment, resources.

    and small state interests, for example. Powerful

    'non-regional' actors participate in various regional

    organizations a members, dialogue partners or donors,

    and interact with regional bodies in diverse ways. For

    example, Australia, together with New Zealand, plays a

    strong role in state-strengthening measures, providing

    development assistance, trade promotion and other

    forms of cooperation in the Pacific. However, Pacific

    Island states are branching out aud have also created a

    wide variety of regional and sub-regional organizations.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hawksley, C. & Wolfers, E. P. (2011). Regionalism in the Pacific. In A. Cullen & S. Murray (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific (pp. 83-85). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/105

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 85

Abstract


  • While Europe demonstrates tendencies towards

    centralization of authority and coordination

    through the European Parliament and Commission

    and common policies, Pacific regionalism is more

    diverse and decentralized. With an estimated 700

    governmental and non-governmental organizations

    in the Asia-Pacific region overall (Crocombe 2007:

    13), it is clear that Pacific regionalism involves several

    combinations of actors in different type of formal

    and informal organizations with a variety of purposes.

    With its history of colonization, ongoing

    decolonization and the interplay of the interests of

    several regional and global powers, regionalism in the

    Pacific Islands is a rich tapestry of organizations that

    address issues of concern to different combinations

    of countries: global security, economi development,

    aid, culture, fisheries and the environment, resources.

    and small state interests, for example. Powerful

    'non-regional' actors participate in various regional

    organizations a members, dialogue partners or donors,

    and interact with regional bodies in diverse ways. For

    example, Australia, together with New Zealand, plays a

    strong role in state-strengthening measures, providing

    development assistance, trade promotion and other

    forms of cooperation in the Pacific. However, Pacific

    Island states are branching out aud have also created a

    wide variety of regional and sub-regional organizations.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hawksley, C. & Wolfers, E. P. (2011). Regionalism in the Pacific. In A. Cullen & S. Murray (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific (pp. 83-85). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/105

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 85