Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

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This book contains the most comprehensive and critical account available of the evolution of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) strategy. The first serious investigation of this issue, this title also presents a contemporary critique of the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Key issues in determining the future stability of the Southeast Asian and Asia Pacific region are covered, including:* the effect of expansion* the application of the ASEAN model of conflict management to the wider Asia Pacific region* territorial disputes in the South China Sea* domestic instability in Burma and Cambodia* military acquisitions on intra-regional relations.

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