On February 20th, 2020, Asia Pacific Initiative chairman FUNABASHI Yoichi published What Is Geoeconomics? (Bunshun Shinsho).
The book defines geoeconomics as the use of economics by states for geopolitical purposes, and identifies four types of “mega-geoeconomics” that represent long-term, structural geoeconomic challenges that exist in an age of geoeconomics which began with the US-China trade war.
The book describes “global trends” in recent years and proposes roles and strategies for Japan in the middle of the unfolding geoeconomic power game, focusing on the following four forms of “mega-geoeconomics”:
- The technology and innovation driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Strategic infrastructure investment in the building of connectivity that forms global supply chains
- The establishment of rules, norms, and standards for the building of the international order
- Transformations in global competitiveness brought on by new changes in power caused by climate change, and by the creation of decarbonizing economic systems
Author: FUNABASHI Yoichi
Publisher: Bungeishunju Ltd.
Published: February 20, 2020
Price: 900yen +tax
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