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The Greater Mekong Sub-Region at 20: Japan’s Role in the Region and Its Implications for Regional Integration

Cochrane, Gavin (2012)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
In 2012, the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), an initiative launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote regional integration and development between six mainland Southeast Asian countries, will reach its twentieth anniversary. Throughout the past twenty years, the GMS has been considered as highly successful, in comparison with other regional initiatives, in improving connectivity, competitiveness and development, with a
particular emphasis on infrastructural development, which has facilitated trade between its member countries. Part of its success has been down to the capacity of the ADB and other external actors, such as Japan, in funding its projects. Therefore it has been the aim of this research to understand how and why... (More)
In 2012, the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), an initiative launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote regional integration and development between six mainland Southeast Asian countries, will reach its twentieth anniversary. Throughout the past twenty years, the GMS has been considered as highly successful, in comparison with other regional initiatives, in improving connectivity, competitiveness and development, with a
particular emphasis on infrastructural development, which has facilitated trade between its member countries. Part of its success has been down to the capacity of the ADB and other external actors, such as Japan, in funding its projects. Therefore it has been the aim of this research to understand how and why Japan has funded these projects, and through using a multi-disciplinary framework, explore the various interests involved. (Less)
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author
Cochrane, Gavin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Greater Mekong Sub-region, Japan, Vietnam, infrastructure, integration, trade
language
English
id
3460141
date added to LUP
2013-02-11 11:20:19
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2013-06-27 16:41:31
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  abstract     = {In 2012, the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), an initiative launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote regional integration and development between six mainland Southeast Asian countries, will reach its twentieth anniversary. Throughout the past twenty years, the GMS has been considered as highly successful, in comparison with other regional initiatives, in improving connectivity, competitiveness and development, with a
particular emphasis on infrastructural development, which has facilitated trade between its member countries. Part of its success has been down to the capacity of the ADB and other external actors, such as Japan, in funding its projects. Therefore it has been the aim of this research to understand how and why Japan has funded these projects, and through using a multi-disciplinary framework, explore the various interests involved.},
  author       = {Cochrane, Gavin},
  keyword      = {Greater Mekong Sub-region,Japan,Vietnam,infrastructure,integration,trade},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Greater Mekong Sub-Region at 20: Japan’s Role in the Region and Its Implications for Regional Integration},
  year         = {2012},
}