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* ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia
* ASEAN Matters!: Reflecting on the Association of Southeast Nations
* Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment
* ASEAN’s Diplomatic and Security Culture: Origins, Development and Prospects
* Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia
by Lee Jones
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Drawing on the fields of political economy and historical sociology, Lee dispels the overwhelming consensus among scholars that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) never interfere in the internal affairs of other states, and pioneers a new approach to the understanding of regional politics in Southeast Asia.

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ASEAN Matters!: Reflecting on the Association of Southeast Nations

ASEAN Matters
by Lee Yoong Yoong
World Scientific Publishing Company, 2011

The initiative to establish the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community was adopted by the ten leaders at the 2003 Bali Summit in Indonesia. Since then, the concept of a community-building process in ASEAN has become an issue that attracts a great deal of attention from scholars and experts around the world.

ASEAN Matters! Reflecting on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations carries essays with different perspectives on critical issues relating to the three pillars in building the ASEAN Community, namely the ASEAN Political and Security Community; the ASEAN Economic Community; and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. In a nutshell, this book provides broad and invaluable insights into the role ASEAN plays in enhancing peace, prosperity, and stability in the Southeast Asian region.

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Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community: A Comprehensive Assessment

Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community
Edited by Michael G. Plummer and Chia Siow Yue
Insitute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009

The ASEAN Economic Community constitutes the most ambitious programme of economic cooperation in the developing world. Its goal is to create no less than a free flow of goods, services, foreign direct investment, and skilled labour, as well as a freer flow of capital, throughout the region. Implementing this agenda will be technically and politically difficult. Hence, understanding the potential economic “payoff” is of the essence. The goal of this book is to assess empirically the likely economic effects of the AEC on the ASEAN Member States and associated stakeholders. It mobilizes a number of techniques to do so, and finds that the likely effects will be large, even greater than the anticipated effects of the Single Market Program in Europe, for example. The AEC will help the region improve competitiveness, facilitate the creation of production networks, foster the diffusion of “best practices,” and help ASEAN project its interests more effectively in an increasingly integrated, global economy.

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ASEAN’s Diplomatic and Security Culture: Origins, Development and Prospects

ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture
by Jurgen Haacke
Routledge, 2005

Examines the origins of ASEAN’s diplomatic and security culture and goes on to assess whether it is likely to remain salient as the political, economic and security context in which regional leaderships operate is undergoing further change.

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

Constructing a Security Community
by Amitav Acharya
Routledge, 2009 (2nd edition)

This second edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia takes the excellent framework from Acharya’s first edition and brings it up-to-date, looking at ASEAN’s comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and 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:

  • intra-regional relations and the effect of membership expansion
  • the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asian regionalism
  • ASEAN’s response to terrorism and other transnational challenges
  • debates over ASEAN’s non-interference doctrine
  • the ‘ASEAN Security Community’ and the ASEAN Charter
  • the impact of the rise of China and India and ASEAN’s relations with the US and Japan.
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