European Social Integration - A Model for East Asia?

The book presents the contributions of an international workshop organised in November 2007 at the GSIS/SNU. Sixteen renowned authors from Europe and North-East Asia present the main lines of the European Social Integration process in the perspective which elements may be applicable to a regional integration in this part of the world. It became clear that the European Integration was first of all a political process although the economic forms seem to have been dominating. Social integration is the glue which at the end will bring and keep Europe together.