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Spotlight on ASEAN

ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community
ASEAN-2030This book investigates long-term development issues for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It finds that with a proper policy mix including domestic structural reforms and bold initiatives for regional integration, by 2030 ASEAN has the potential to reach the average quality of life enjoyed today in advanced economies and fulfill its aspirations to become a resilient, inclusive, competitive, and harmonious (RICH) region. The study’s main message is that through closer integration, ASEAN can form a partnership for shared prosperity, regionally and globally.

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ASEAN as an Actor in International Fora: Reality, Potential and Constraints (Integration through La: The Role of Law and the Rule of Law in ASEAN Integration)
Paruedee Nguitragool and Jurgen Ruland

ASEAN_Actor_Int'l ForaASEAN as an Actor in International Fora addresses a blind spot in ASEAN research and in comparative regionalism studies by assessing why, how, when and to what extent ASEAN member governments achieve a collective presence in global forums. Written for academic researchers and practitioners working in areas such as international relations, political science and international law, it examines ASEAN’s negotiating behavior with a novel four-point cohesion typology.  Using two case studies – one on ASEAN’s cohesion in the WTO agricultural negotiations and one on UN negotiations on forced labor in Myanmar – they examine ASEAN’s collective actions at different stages of negotiation, in different issue areas and in different negotiating forums. The book concludes by providing recommendations for strengthening ASEAN’s international negotiation capacities.

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ASEAN Rising: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015
Ponciano Intal, Jr., Yoshifumi Fukunaga, Fukunari Kimura, Phoumin Han, Philippa Dee, Dionisius Narjoko, and Sothea Oum

Cover-ASEAN RISING-thumb-200xauto-2642ASEAN is predicted to be highly populated by 2030, with about 720 million people, making the region a huge market. It is likely that by 2030, three or four ASEAN Member States (AMSs) are high income countries, two to four AMSs would become upper middle income countries, and three to four rising towards becoming upper middle income countries themselves. The AMSs should maintain the momentum of reforms, institutional development, and community building towards an integrated and highly contestable ASEAN, competitive and dynamic ASEAN, inclusive and resilient ASEAN, and a global ASEAN. This then translates into an ASEAN RISING indeed. ASEAN RISING: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015 is ERIA’s latest endeavour to support ASEAN and the regional integration efforts in ASEAN and East Asia. The recommendations made in this project are hoped to help the region move forward confidently into 2015 and beyond.

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ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN (2014)
East-West Center

This publication covers US relations with the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and is a collaboration between the East-West Center, the US-ASEAN Business Council and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore (ISEAS).

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