S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 29/30 (1997)
東北亞 地域協力을 위한 경제지정학(geopolitical economy)적 접근
A geopolitical economy speculation on Northeast Asian regional cooperation
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.29, pp. 25-39
- 지역협력; 경제지정학; 국가중심주의; 세계화; 지방화; 지역성; regional cooperation; geopolitical econmy; state-centrism; globalization; localization; regionality
- World order changes, particularly in the aftermath of the decline of the socialist bloc, point toward reterritorialization on a global scale.
Reterritorialization--frequently underpinned by such denationalizing forces as globalization, regionalization and localization--requires theoretical restructuring to overcome state-centric theses inadequately embedded in the premise of the perpetual state. Geopolitical economy highlights integration on two axes: the political and the economic, on the one hane, and the national and the supranational, on the other hand. Scale-sensitivity is the other pillar of geopolitical economy framework; geographers need to have their say in the debate. In Northeast Asian scene, regional cooperation is predicated on the exploitation of economic complementarity, intertwined with political commitments to a region-wide equality. Northeast Asian regional cooperation also needs to be operated in such a way that national development and regional cooperation will be concomitant to each other, rather than that one will be traded off for the other. An articulate geopolitical economy perspective should not fail to grab the implication of reterritorialization to be revealed in separate events but to be put together in a regional vein. This regional vein will then indicate a certain regionality on the supranational level.