ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), organization established by the Bangkok Declaration (1967), linking the nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Subsequently, Brunei (1984), Vietnam (1995), Laos (1997), Myanmar (1999), and Cambodia (1999) were admitted; a formal charter for ASEAN was signed in 2007 and came into force in 2008. The organization's secretariat is in Jakarta. ASEAN seeks to promote socioeconomic progress and regional stability through cooperation in banking, trade, technology, agriculture, industry, and tourism. Members agreed in 1992 to create the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), a regional common market, which became effective in 1993. Tariffs among the ASEAN nations have been greatly reduced, especially among the six oldest ASEAN members; a free trade area is slated to be established largely by 2015. ASEAN also has reached free-trade agreements with China (2004), South Korea (2006), Japan (2008), and Australia, New Zealand, and India (2009). Members are also pledged to work together to promote foreign investment in the region.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Southeast Asia in Search of An ASEAN Community: Insights from the Former ASEAN Secretary-General
Rodolfo C. Severino.
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006
(Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asia: Region, Regionalism, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Alice D. BA.
Stanford University Press, 2009
Cooperative Security and the Balance of Power in ASEAN and ARF
Ralf Emmers.
Routledge Curzon, 2003
ASEAN-China Relations: Realities and Prospects
Saw Swee-Hock; Sheng Lijun; Chin Kin Wah.
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005
The ASEAN Developmental Divide and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration
Severino, Rodolfo C.
Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol. 24, No. 1, April 2007
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Globalisation, Domestic Politics, and Regionalism: The ASEAN Free Trade Area
Helen E. S. Nesadurai.
Routledge, 2003
The 'ASEAN Way': Towards Regional Order and Security Cooperation?
Loke, Beverly.
Melbourne Journal of Politics, Vol. 30, Annual 2005
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United States-ASEAN Relations on ASEAN's Fortieth Anniversary: A Glass Half Full
Limaye, Satu P.
Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 29, No. 3, December 2007
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Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia
Shaun Narine.
Lynne Rienner, 2002
Asean in 2010
Severino, Rodolfo C.
Southeast Asian Affairs, January 1, 2011
The Influence of the Balance of Power Factor within the ASEAN Regional Forum
Emmers, Ralf.
Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, August 2001
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Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order
Amitav Acharya.
Routledge, 2001
ASEAN in the Aftermath: The Consequences of the East Asian Economic Crisis
Narine, Shaun.
Global Governance, Vol. 8, No. 2, April-June 2002
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Forging an ASEAN Identity: The Challenge to Construct a Shared Destiny
Jones, Michael E.
Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 26, No. 1, April 2004
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