Tarling, Nicholas; Chen, Xin
June 2012
East Asia: An International Quarterly;Jun2012, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p109
Academic Journal
The aim of this collection is to analyse the nature of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and to consider its future. Given that regional integration is not simply an outcome but a complex and multidimensional process, the prognostic assessments of ASEAN made in this volume are drawn up from examinations of the Association's historical background, economic interplays, political culture, diplomatic norms, institutional governance, and geopolitical surroundings. Reflecting on the conception and shifting dynamics of ASEAN, the essays expound major pressure points on the Association's ambitious agenda for building 'one community' with 'one vision' and 'one identity' among its members, and for staying in the 'driver's seat' of all regional initiatives in the wider East Asia.


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