The Growth of Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia: The Potential Roles of Civil Society

The Growth of Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia: The Potential Roles of Civil Society Esook Yoon Introduction and formation of environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) networks. During the past two decades many formerly "domestic environmental problems" in Northeast Asia (NEA) have taken on an The Environmental Situation in the Region: international dimension because they are causing unidirectional What are the Issues? or reciprocal externalities among regional countries. The interSerious environmental degradation in NEA has been the result national nature of many environmental problems calls for coopof rapid industrialization and urbanization. Economic growth eration among regional countries in establishing appropriate has been the overriding policy objective of regional governments regional bodies to address what are perceived as increasingly throughout the past several decades. Countries in NEA have pressing and serious problems. Regional cooperation has been experienced exceptional rates of economic growth and industrial occurring in Europe and North America for decades. It is only transformation, compressing into a few decades a process of slowly beginning to occur in NEA. Over the past ten years or so, industrial development that, in the case of early industrializers, countries in NEA, particularly Japan, China, and South Korea took several generations. This process of rapid industrialization (hereafter Korea), have taken solid, albeit still limited steps increased energy and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

The Growth of Environmental Cooperation in Northeast Asia: The Potential Roles of Civil Society

The Good Society, Volume 12 (1) – Dec 2, 2003

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Esook Yoon Introduction and formation of environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) networks. During the past two decades many formerly "domestic environmental problems" in Northeast Asia (NEA) have taken on an The Environmental Situation in the Region: international dimension because they are causing unidirectional What are the Issues? or reciprocal externalities among regional countries. The interSerious environmental degradation in NEA has been the result national nature of many environmental problems calls for coopof rapid industrialization and urbanization. Economic growth eration among regional countries in establishing appropriate has been the overriding policy objective of regional governments regional bodies to address what are perceived as increasingly throughout the past several decades. Countries in NEA have pressing and serious problems. Regional cooperation has been experienced exceptional rates of economic growth and industrial occurring in Europe and North America for decades. It is only transformation, compressing into a few decades a process of slowly beginning to occur in NEA. Over the past ten years or so, industrial development that, in the case of early industrializers, countries in NEA, particularly Japan, China, and South Korea took several generations. This process of rapid industrialization (hereafter Korea), have taken solid, albeit still limited steps increased energy and

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