Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia

Synopsis

Is ASEAN the foundation of a strong regional community in Southeast Asia? Or is it no more than an instrument used by its members to advance their individual interests? Addressing these questions, Shaun Narine offers a comprehensive political analysis of ASEAN from its creation in 1967 through the events of 2001. Reflecting both the accomplishments and the limitations of the organization, Explaining ASEAN explores issues of regional security, economic stability - and the growing expectations of the international community. Narine's trenchant analysis makes it clear that, unless ASEAN can resolve the problems of inadequate resources and disagreements among the member states, its future as an effective, active international regime is doubtful.
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