RSIS Monograph No. 11
Is an ideal Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) being built? An ideal model of ASEAN is constituted by a combination of what can be regarded as a “People’s ASEAN” and a “governments’ ASEAN”. The former is an association designed to serve the interests of people, while the latter aims to serve the interests of the ASEAN member states. The aims of this volume are to explore the status of ASEAN cooperation, in terms of the construction of an ideal ASEAN, and to identify the tasks to be completed for the realization of such as ideal model. Each of the fifteen empirical chapters focuses on a particular issue concerning either a people’s ASEAN or a governments’ ASEAN. Belonging to former category are issues such as WMD terrorism, human rights and democracy, gender, equality, economic integration, the ASEAN people’s Assembly, and national and regional identities. In the latter category include ASEAN’s relations with external powers, intra-ASEAN relations, preventive diplomacy and the role of “Track 2” institutions. Overall, the volume finds that some remarkable developments have been taking place, yet, at the same time, a number of tasks still remain to be tackled.
International Politics and Security / Monographs / Regionalism and Multilateralism / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
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