Long divided by cultural, economic, and political differences, the Asia-Pacific region has little history of multilateral cooperation. Alliances that once linked individual countries with one or the other superpower fostered deep mistrust among neighbouring states. The end of the Cold War, however, has created new opportunities for multilateral coo.
Preface -- Economic and Security Regimes in the Asia-Pacific Region -- Institution-Building in the Pacific -- Comparing Regional Cooperation Efforts in the Asia-Pacific and North America -- APEC—A Sceptical View -- Leadership and Cooperative Institutions in the Asia-Pacific -- The Post-Cold War Asia-Pacific Security Order: Conflict or Cooperation? -- Regionalism and Security: A Conceptual Investigation -- The Asia-Pacific in the Post-Hegemonic World -- The European Cooperative Security Regime: New Lessons for the Asia-Pacific -- The Evolving Security Discourse in the Asia-Pacific -- Conclusion: The Theory and Practice of Regional Cooperation.