New Zealand and the end of the Asia-Pacific era
Professor David Capie discusses the rise and fall of the Asia-Pacific era and how New Zealand can prepare for its challenges.
For the last 30 years New Zealand has been one of the strongest supporters of an Asia-Pacific regional order based on ever closer economic integration, inclusive multilateralism, and the idea of cooperative security. That order is now coming to an end. Although it is not certain what will replace it, the signs are pointing to a reassertion of power politics, the fragmenting of the regional economy, and the rise of new, small and exclusive groupings, from which New Zealand is currently absent.
In this lecture, Professor Capie discusses the rise and fall of the Asia-Pacific era, the challenges it raises for a small, open, democratic nation, and how New Zealand can prepare to face these challenges.
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