ASEAN Reinvented

From Crisis to Community and Charter

Edited by Simon Tay

© 2016 – Routledge

192 pages

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Hardback: 9780415641296
pub: 2016-07-31

About the Book

This book provides an analysis of ASEAN as a regional organisation and actor in Asian affairs, focusing on developments from the 1997-98 crisis up to the present. It gives special attention to the evolving nature of ASEAN itself, assessing the effectiveness of the 2008 Charter, and discussing the likely impact of the commitment to achieve an integrated ASEAN community in 2015. The book considers a range of issues, both issues to do with ASEAN itself, and policies adopted by ASEAN in specific areas, and is particularly valuable in that it provides a perspective from the point of view of ASEAN "insiders".

Table of Contents

1. Charter and Community Simon Tay 2. ASEAN Economic Community by 2015: Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead Denis Hew 3. Peace, Security and Conflicts Rizal Sukma 4. Democracy, Human Rights and Civil Society Thitinan Pongsudhirak 5. Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Southeast Asia: Advancing the ASEAN Political-Security Community Mely Cabellero Antony 6. Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Simon Tay 7. A Hub for Asia Herman Joseph Kraft 8. The Reasons for ASEAN: Interdependence, Function, Identity Tanya Laohathai

About the Editor

Simon Tay is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University


New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General