Dr. June Park is a 2021-22 Fung Global Fellow of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University. In this seminar, Dr. Park discusses work related to her upcoming book DIGITAL TRADE WARS & CURRENCY CONFLICT: China, South Korea and Japan’s Responses to U.S. Protectionism since COVID-19. Using a framework of institutional variance, it investigates why the three countries have not acted the same upon encountering US protectionism pre- and post-COVID-19 and offers a mechanism for predicting policy moves. The seminar specifically focuses on how supply chains have been employed in competition between the US and China, and more locally between Japan and South Korea.
This event will be relevant to colleagues interested in the Asia-Pacific; regions and regionalisation; and international political economy. It is part of the East Asia Study Group (EASG) Seminar Series.
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Seminar Title: The Weaponisation of Supply Chains in the Contactless Economy under COVID-19: The Role of the US-China Race for Supremacy in AI in the Japan-South Korea Chip War
Date: 2nd December 2021
Platform: Microsoft Teams
T. J. Pempel is the Jack M. Forcey Professor Emeritus of Political Scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. In this seminar, Professor Pempel discusses his latest book, A Region of Regimes: Prosperity and Plunder in the Asia-Pacific (Cornell University Press, 2021). The book traces the relationship between politics and economics—power and prosperity—in the Asia-Pacific in the decades since the Second World War, complicating familiar and incomplete narratives of the "Asian economic miracle" to show radically different paths leading to high growth for many but abject failure for some.
Date: 18th November 2021
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Venue: Zoom meeting
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Published this month, The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration, co-edited by Diane Stone and Kim Moloney with OUP: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-global-policy-and-transnational-administration-9780198758648?cc=au&lang=en&
Diane Stone has also published an article on International Crisis Group: Stone, D. (2019). Transnational policy entrepreneurs and the cultivation of influence: individuals, organizations and their networks. Globalizations, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2019.1567976
Tom Long published a new article in the November issue of International Affairs. His piece, "Latin America and the liberal international order: an agenda for research", explores why the region has played a marginal role in this burgeoning IR debate—and what serious engagement with the region could add to both critical and supportive accounts of liberal international order (LIO). The article argues that, "The LIO has shaped Latin America, and Latin America has shaped the LIO—but not always in the ways supporters or critics might expect."
The article is available here: https://academic.oup.com/ia/article-abstract/94/6/1371/5162441
Ben Clift has recently been interviewed by the New Books Network about his latest monograph on the IMF.
A podcast of Ben's interview is available here:- http://newbooksnetwork.com/ben-clift-the-imf-and-the-politics-of-austerity-in-the-wake-of-the-global-financial-crisis-by-ben-clift-oxford-up-2018/
The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis by Ben Clift (Oxford University Press, 2018) provides the first comprehensive analysis of major shifts in IMF fiscal policy thinking as a consequence of the great financial crisis and the Eurozone debt crisis. It widely presents the IMF’s role in the politics of austerity. The book also offers an innovative theory specifying four mechanisms of IMF ideational change – reconciliation, operationalization, corroboration, and authoritative recognition. It combines in-depth content analysis of the Fund’s vast intellectual production with extensive interviews with IMF economists and management.