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The Changing Role of Dialogue in the International Relations of Southeast Asia Kim Hyung Jong Considers Jurgen Habermas's concepts of dialogue as a strategic means and as a communicative process. Aims to identify the norms of ASEAN. Gives a background to dialogue in Southeast Asia, showing how dialogue as a constitutive developed in ASEAN. Focuses on the changing dialogue in ASEAN, showing how the consensus mechanism is breaking down. Deals with the increased diversity of ASEAN and ASEAN action over the Southeast Asia haze problem, th ...Continue Reading English 84100
Managing Security in ASEAN-China Relations: Liberal Peace of Hegemonic Stability Dosch, Jorn Considers how the management of security and order building in ASEAN-China relations are loosely embedded in a declaratory process of community formation. Analyzes the current state of relative regional peace which is attributable to China's emerging role as a hegemonic stabilizer. Indicates that China sets the rules and organizes a growing network of security-relevant relationships in both traditional and non-traditional security fields. Anal ...Continue Reading English 84044
The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea: A Note Nguyen Hong Thao Describes the contents and importance of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea which was signed on 4 November 2002 during the Eighth ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Highlights ten points, covering the legal basis for the conduct of parties, and the respect for and commitment of the parties to the freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea consistent with principles of international law ...Continue Reading English 84023
ASEAN Handbook on International Legal Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases Aims to provide criminal justice officials within the ASEAN region with the key tools of international cooperation, and of investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons cases. Provides information on trafficking in persons with an emphasis on the elements of the crime of trafficking in persons as defined in international law. Gives an introduction to international cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases. ...Continue Reading English 83966
Building ASEAN Capacity for Conflict Mediation Wandi, Agus Aims to put forward key recommendations of the ASEAN's potential role and how to strengthen its capacity for conflict mediation. Discusses the limitations of ASEAN and two key obstacles affecting ASEAN's ability to engage fully with conflict resolution initiatives. Deals with ASEAN's institutional capacity in conflict prevention and the conceptual issue of non-interference, including lessons learned from the unique case of Aceh. Recommends poi ...Continue Reading English 83955
ASEAN and the New Regional Multilateralism: The Long and Bumpy Road to Community Simon, Sheldon W Studies the implications for Asia's future, considering how ASEAN will be able to maintain their pivotal position in Asian affairs. Looks at the framework of conceptualizing ASEAN, and the evolution of ASEAN. Explains how terrorism challenges the non-interference norm. Looks at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN+3, and the East Asia Summit (EAS). Concludes that ASEAN and the ARF, as cooperative security arrangement designed to enhance comm ...Continue Reading English 83899
Arguing about ASEAN: What do We Disagree About? Acharya, Amitav Argues that ASEAN has been an contested institution. Indicates how research and debate on ASEAN should be based on comparing its records with other regional associations in the developing world, and using some agreed criteria about what success or failure means. Mentions how disagreements about ASEAN's role should be welcomed as part of a healthy debate. Considers the ASEAN studies on the points of ASEAN's role, performance, the concept of sec ...Continue Reading English 83869
ASEAN in the Twenty-first Century: a Sceptical Review Narine, Shaun Assesses ASEAN's efforts on institutional reform and their implications, focusing on two of these reforms: the ASEAN Charter, and the idea of the ASEAN Community. Utilizes the theory of subaltern realism (SR) to examine ASEAN's necessary and influential role in regional institution-building. Analyzes how the ASEAN Charter is intrusive, and the ASEAN Community is not supported by a strong ASEAN identity. Indicates that the regional environment ...Continue Reading English 83867
The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN: The State and Regional Integration Deinla, Imelda Studies how regional integration promote the development of the rule of law in ASEAN, looking at the function and nature of the rule of law in regional integration. Provides a holistic and interdisciplinary approach of the legal, institutional, and political processes in the state, the region, and international relations. Shows the motivations and interests of ASEAN member states in adopting a peculiar type of regional arrangement. Takes the E ...Continue Reading English 83858
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the US Invasion of Iraq: Normative Inconsistency in a Norm-Driven Institution Narine, Shaun Considers the United States and the invasion of Iraq, covering Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia. Analyzes ASEAN's response to the American war on Iraq, focusing on the responses of six ASEAN countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. Discusses the question on Does ASEAN's decision to not oppose the American war in Iraq indicate a fundamental normative inconsistency when compared to its earlier oppositio ...Continue Reading English 83847
ASEAN and Human Rights: Resisting Western Pressure or Emulating the West? Katsumata, Hiro Studies the approach of the issue of human rights taken by the members of ASEAN. Argues that they have begun to pursue liberal agendas. Explores their motives, revealing the limitations of the conventional view that ASEAN members have been pursuing liberal agendas because they have under pressure from the Western powers. Explains how the Southeast Asian countries have been emulating the Western industrialized democracies. Makes policy recomme ...Continue Reading English 83767
Strategic Culture of Small States: The Case of ASEAN Ming-Tzu Kao, Mily Aims to theorize small state strategic culture with special reference to the attitude of the Asian states towards institutionalizing regional cooperative security architecture. Presents three hypotheses regarding small state strategic in general and three auxiliary hypotheses on Southeast Asian state behavior in particular. Deals with the narrative part of computerized content analysis on security documents on the three chosen cases: Singapore, ...Continue Reading English 83652
Integration Through Law: The ASEAN Way in a Comparative Context Introduces The Integration Through Law (ITL) Project which explores conceptually and pragmatically both the potential and the limitations of law in the ongoing ASEAN experience. Presents areas of exploration, scope, and management of the project. Covers the substantive legal principles and substantive rules of the various ASEAN communities the procedural legal principles and rules governing institutional structures and decision making processe ...Continue Reading English 83495
Handbook on Competition Policy and Law in ASEAN for Business Provides basic notions of substantive and procedural competition law applicable in ASEAN member states. Covers key areas of competition policy and law (CPL) that are of relevance for the business community. Illustrates the basic principles supporting CPL enforcement. Presents competition law in individual ASEAN member states, dealing with legislation and jurisdiction, authority, procedure, and judicial review. Includes information on relevant ...Continue Reading English 83462
Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in ASEAN Arnon Sriboonroj Examines the legal concepts on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, presenting a comparative study on their rules and conditions in ASEAN countries. Describes how enforcement of foreign judgments in one country will be adopted in another country depending on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment in the enforcing court. Suggests treaty obligation which is an effective international legal mechanism to solve the prob ...Continue Reading Thai 83442
Southeast Asia-US Relations: Hegemony or Hierarchy? Misalucha, Charmaine G Examines Southeast Asia-US relations in the post-9/11 period and argues that it is possible for international orders to coexist. Reviews the concepts of hegemony and hierarchy before moving on to examine Southeast Asia-US relations post-9/11. Deals with hegemony and hierarchy in theory and practices. Concludes that the existence of multiple types of international rule is a demonstration of the ongoing efforts of states towards building and mai ...Continue Reading English 83415
ASEAN Community Praphas Thepchatri Gives an overview of the ASEAN Community, describing background, progress of the establishment of ASEAN Community during 2004-2006, challenges, and the ASEAN Charter. Looks at three pillars of ASEAN Community, covering ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Mentions ASEAN and the anti-terrorism cooperation, ASEAN Union, and ASEAN with Myanmar problems. Considers the ...Continue Reading Thai 83412
Southeast Asian Regionalism and Global Governance: Multilateral Utility or Hedging Utility ? Ruland, Jurgen Studies the concepts of multilateral utility and hedging utility . Proposes six indicators which make the two concepts measurable, assessing the contribution that regional organizations make to multilateral institution-building. Covers the six indicators of level of institutionalization, governance costs, institutional nesting, norm entrepreneurship, agenda setting, and mode of interaction. Examines ASEAN's role as a contributor to a multil ...Continue Reading English 83396
Rethinking the Harmonization of Choice-of-Court Rules Pawat Satayanurug Studies how mutual trusts among the Asian countries through the building blocks of bilateral agreements on judicial assistance would serve as a practical approach in achieving the cooperation on recognition and enforcement of judgments in Asia. Examines briefly the approaches adopted by the selected Asian nations, covering Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, China, and Japan. Looks at the Hague Convention and the Brussels I regime as the Western-base ...Continue Reading English 83311
PARCON vs Republic of the Philippines: A Challenge for a Relevant ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism Roque, Harry Deals with the case of massacre in the Philippines and a challenge for relevant ASEAN human rights mechanism. Argues that the refusal to act on the first communication of the case is contrary to Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) itself and is a breach of ASEAN's mandate to protect and promote human rights in the region. Indicates how the country members of ASEAN have an obligation under intern ...Continue Reading English 83297