By H. Yoshimatsu
Yoshimatsu explores the motives and implications of the varied measure of institution-building in East Asia by way of reading methods of beginning and constructing multilateral associations in 5 coverage components: alternate, finance, nutrition safeguard, power defense, and the surroundings.
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11 The critical juncture explains a historical breakpoint of institutional change in which a path-dependent institutional structure cannot resist and absorb shocks from crises or critical events and lead to the establishment of a new institutional path. Thus, historical institutionalism presents ‘a dual model of institutional development’ characterised by relatively long periods of path-dependent institutional stability and reproduction that are punctuated by critical junctures during which more dramatic change is possible (Capoccia and Kelemen 2007: 341).
In this policy need, an FTA emerged as a feasible option to strengthen economic linkages with major trading partners and diversify trade connections (Rajan et al. 2001: 7–10). Singapore also recognised the strategic value of FTAs in response to the rise of regionalism in the Americas and Europe. FTAs were regarded as effective means to promote market liberalisation with trading partners that had similar interests. The country agreed to promote an FTA with New Zealand at the 1999 APEC summit, and proposed bilateral FTAs with Chile, Mexico and South Korea (Munakata 2001: 105).
I select the policy ﬁelds according to the degree to which concrete institutions have been created and have evolved through discussions at ministerial meetings. This approach implies the selection of cases on the dependent variable, which has been severely criticised as a cause of inviting selection bias (King et al. 1994: 129–37). Indeed, such a criticism is reasonable for quantitative research, but is not totally valid for qualitative research in which the selection of cases on the dependent variable could be acceptable under certain conditions such as large withincase variance and an availability of data rich enough to permit process tracing (Van Evera1997: 46–47; Collier et al.
Comparing Institution-Building in East Asia: Power Politics, Governance, and Critical Junctures by H. Yoshimatsu