This book traces the impact of the global financial crisis on East Asia, and the way that key regional states responded to
the crisis. It considers the extent to which the region is decoupling from the global economy (or the West), the impact of
crises on the definition of "region", and the effectiveness and functioning of regional institutions and governance mechanisms
(including environmental governance). A key focus of the book is the increasing legitimacy of statist alternatives to (neo)liberal
development strategies and modes of governance - or perhaps more correctly, the extent to which the legitimacy of "western"
norms and practices have been delegitimized by the crisis.
This book was originally published as a special
issue of Contemporary Politics