ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process was designed in 1996 to bring Asia and Europe closer together. The Asia-Europe Meeting: Contributing to a New Global Governance Architecture focuses on the discussions and results of the eighth ASEM Summit that took place in October 2010 in Brussels. It gives a multifaceted picture of Asia-Europe convergences and disparities and helps to understand how these are dealt with through interregional political dialogue. Renowned academics and observers of Asia-Europe relations provide analysis and essential insights into the advantages and limitations of contemporary ASEM affairs, their most pertinent issues, and the role of ASEM as a constituent of the developing new global governance architecture. In addition, the book offers a unique insider’s perspective of the preparations and negotiations of the Brussels events. The Annex of the book furthermore includes ASEM related primary sources not available in any publicly accessible record.
Paul van der Velde works at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leide/Amsterdam). He is Chief Executive Officer of the International Convention of Asia Scholars, Secretary of the ICAS Book Prize and General Editor of the IIAS and ICAS Book Series published by Amsterdam University Press. He is co-editor with Sebastian Bersick and Wim Stokhof of Multiregionalsim and Multilateralism. Asian-European Relations in a Global Context (Amsterdam: AUP 2006).Sebastian Bersick is associate professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University, Shanghai. At SIRPA he is the executive director of the Centre for China-EU Relations. He is also an associate fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin.