This edited volume proposes that an understanding of ASEAN – its development and institutionalization – is invaluable to our conception of international relations theory in the Asian context.
Southeast Asia and ASEAN host peoples, ideas, institutions, and relations that contribute to a critical reassessment of theories in social sciences. In the field of IR, studies on transnational networks, diasporas, small states, middle powers, the role of history, and identity learn from Southeast Asian practices. ASEAN has long been established as an authoritative example of alternative ways of regional institutionalization. Besides empirical analysis, these fields can also benefit from their interactions with regional scholarly communities. This edited book offers an opportunity for a dialogue among scholarly communities on a variety of issues of which Southeast Asia and ASEAN provide ample opportunities for a critical analysis.
This book will be of great interest to scholars of ASEAN, the broader Asian region, and for scholars of regionalism in general.
Table of Contents
Introduction ASEAN after 50: Historical, Theoretical, and Regional Perspectives (Ceren Ergenç) PART I: International and Regional Regimes Chapter 1: ASEAN in Regional Environmental Governance: Bright Prospects or Hazy Future? (Helena Varkkey, Şerif Onur Bahçecik, Mohd Talib Latif) Chapter 2: Financial Cooperation in ASEAN: An Inquiry into Its Place in East Asian Financial Regionalism (Burcu Ermeydan) Chapter 3: The Confluence of the Two Seas: The Rise of Indo-Pacific Region and ASEAN Centrality (Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad) Part II: Regional Relations Chapter 4: ASEAN, India, and the Indo-Pacific: Evolving Regional Maritime Environment (Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, Ankush Ajay Wagle) Chapter 5: Socio-Cultural Relations Between ASEAN and South Korea (Hatice Çelik) Chapter 6: Rethinking Indonesia’s Role in ASEAN: From Leadership to Cooptation? (Eren Irfanoglu) Chapter 7: Malaysian Foreign Policy in the Context of ASEAN (Kerem Kılıçdaroğlu)
Ceren Ergenç is Associate Professor at the Department of China Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. She previously held positions as Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University and Visiting Researcher at Peking University, Renmin University, and Fudan University. She holds a PhD from Boston University in political science with a particular focus on area studies. Her research interests include state-society relations in contemporary China and East Asia, urban politics, public participation, and political efficacy as well as comparative methodologies in area studies and debates on global history.