The EU and East Asia

Richard Youngs

in The European Union and the Promotion of Democracy

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199249794
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600357 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 The EU and East Asia

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This chapter presents an overview of European democracy promotion strategies in East Asia, in particular, within the ASEM process, and outlines the debates that emerged over the nature of European commercial and strategic interests during the 1990s. The contrast in strategies adopted towards individual Asian states is analysed, along with a more detailed examination of EU policy towards Indonesia both prior to and after the country's 1998 transition. A final section examines the European response to the Asian financial crisis and analyses the significance of this for the EU's democracy and good governance agenda.

Keywords: ASEM; Asian financial crisis; democracy promotion; East Asia; EU; good governance; Indonesia

Chapter.  21094 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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