Author : Obsatar Sinaga, Tirta N Mursitama, Maisa Yudono
Publication date : 2013/12/23
Journal : World Appl. Sci. J
Volume : 28
Issue : 1
Pages : 36-44

Sumber : World Applied Sciences Journal 28 (1): 36-44, 2013
ISSN 1818-4952
© IDOSI Publications, 2013
DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2013.28.01.1873

Epistemic Community and the Role of Second Track
Diplomacy in East Asia Economic Cooperation
Obsatar Sinaga, Tirta N. Mursitama and Maisa Yudono 1 2 3
Department of International Relations, Padjajaran University, 1
Jl. Bukit Dago Utara No. 25, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Department of International Relations Bina Nusantara University 2
Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia 3
Abstract: This paper discusses the profile and roles of Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) as an
epistemic community in East Asia that encourages economic cooperation in the region. As a medium of
“second track diplomacy”, NEAT has been complementing “first track diplomacy” and other tracks that were
utilized by Japan and China to defend their interests. The two countries sought to integrate the first and second
track diplomacy in creating economic cooperation in East Asia.
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