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Asia's Regional ArchitectureAlliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century$
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Andrew Yeo

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781503608443

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503608443.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Theory, Policy, and the Relevance of Historical Institutionalism in Asia

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(p.172) 7 Conclusion
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Asia's Regional Architecture
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Andrew Yeo

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503608443.003.0007

Chapter 7 recaps the book’s finding that processes of continuity and change have occurred simultaneously, transforming an under-institutionalized region into a complex patchwork of overlapping institutions. The chapter then draws lessons from historical institutionalism for international relations theory and its significance for Asia policy and strategy. The book concludes with recommendations for US policy makers given rising tensions in US-Sino relations and potential institutional competition between Beijing and Washington. In particular, it advocates policy makers to adopt a zero-sum framework and continue building and supporting the regional architecture in ways which reinforce, but also look beyond its bilateral alliances.

Keywords:   historical institutionalism, rational choice, Indo-Pacific, regional order, regional architecture, US-Sino relations, Asia pol

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