ASEAN and Human Rights Norms: Constructivism, Rational Choice, and the Action-Identity Gap

  • Accession Number
    87093
  • Title
    ASEAN and Human Rights Norms: Constructivism, Rational Choice, and the Action-Identity Gap
  • Material Type
    Serial and Newspaper
  • Language
    English
  • Author
    Davies, Mathew
  • Journals/ Newspapers
    International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
  • Page
    13, 2 (2013) : 207-231
  • Year
    2013
  • Subjects
    ASEAN, human rights, ASEAN countries, regional cooperation
Argues that an alternative, rational choice, framework for appraising norms within ASEAN offers greater explanatory insight into how and why human rights emerged into ASEAN after 1997. Examines the history of academic interest about norms within ASEAN and describes when the constructivist perspective came to dominate. Presents the action-identity gap that has emerged surrounding human rights norms, paying attention to the motives of ASEAN in engaging with those norms. Studies the conceptual significance of the action-identity gap. Evaluates the broader relevance of this argument for debating about the nature of ASEAN, and considers the significance of this argument for other areas of academic interest into ASEAN and its activists.

   

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