Will an East-Asian Union Emerge in the Future? Research Proposal by Nicky

A research proposal to explore whether an East-Asian union will emerge in the future and its potential implications.
# 145405 | 1,101 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper proposes to examine the evolving geopolitical and economic factors that are fueling the paradigm shift from a U.S.-based global power structure to one that centers on the Asian superpowers of China and Japan. The paper identifies the questions that will be answered and the main hypotheses of this study and then offers a review of the literature to be utilized. Finally, the writer of this paper relates the methodology and case studies to be used in this study.

The General Topic
Questions to Answer
Key Literature and its Limitations
The Main Hypotheses of the Work
Methodology I Intend to Use
Case Studies and Case Selection Criteria

From the Paper:

"These trends are important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the economic clout that these newly emerging alliances will provide to their member states. As Francis emphasizes, "An East Asian community composed of the sixteen EAS participants would represent more than 60 percent of the world's population and possess a combined GDP greater than the European Union" (p. 77). In fact, in the same fashion that proponents of "McDonaldization" suggest that shared economic interests can promote world peace, an East Asian Union stands to promote dramatic increases in trade benefits to its member nations while also diminishing Chinese-Japanese rivalries. According to Francis, an East-Asian Union would prevent domination of the region by any single major power, but there are some constraints involved that must be resolved before such gains can be realized."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowles, Paul. 2002. "Asia's post-crisis regionalism: Bringing the state back in, keeping the (United) States out," in Review of International Political Economy (London) 9(2): 244- 270.
  • Francis, N. 2006. For an East Asian Union: Rethinking Asia's Cold War alliances. Harvard International Review 28(3): 76-77.
  • Gowan, P. 2003, July-August. "U.S. Hegemony Today." Monthly Review 55(3): 30-31.
  • Gratton, C., & Jones, Ian. 2003. Research Methods for Sport Studies. New York: Routledge.
  • Leedy, Phillip D. 1997. Practical Research: Planning and Design (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Will an East-Asian Union Emerge in the Future? (2010, November 07) Retrieved July 14, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/will-an-east-asian-union-emerge-in-the-future-145405/

MLA Format

"Will an East-Asian Union Emerge in the Future?" 07 November 2010. Web. 14 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/will-an-east-asian-union-emerge-in-the-future-145405/>