1st Edition

Understanding the EU’s Norm and Policy Diffusion in ASEAN through Trade and Security Cooperation Normative or Normal Power?

By Xuechen Chen Copyright 2024
    188 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the European Union’s (EU’s) norm and policy diffusion in relation to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    By looking at the EU’ engagement with ASEAN in trade and non-traditional security, the book analyzes the drivers, processes, and effectiveness of the EU’s norm and policy diffusion in ASEAN and explains the EU’s foreign policy and power projection in the context of its relationship with ASEAN. In doing so, it helps to advance knowledge about the EU’ external relations and power projection in relation to regional political entities beyond its immediate borders and affords firsthand empirical material on how the EU’s power in global politics is impacted by external perceptions and responses in different policy fields.

    This book will be of key interest to scholars, students, and practitioners of EU foreign policy, EU–SEAN relations, and ASEAN politics and more broadly to European Studies, Comparative Regionalism, Asian Studies, and International Relations

    1. Introduction  

    2. Analytical framework: Reconceptualizing the EU’s normative power through diffusion theory  

    3. Evolution of EU–ASEAN relationship and the EU’s changing foreign policy towards ASEAN  

    4. Norm and policy diffusion in EU–ASEAN economic and trade cooperation  

    5. Norm and policy diffusion in EU–ASEAN security cooperation  

    6. The EU as a partial normative power: Cross-case comparison  

    7. Conclusion


    Xuechen Chen is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations, Northeastern University London, London, UK.