ASEAN and the Security of South-East Asia (Routledge Revivals)

By Michael Leifer

© 1989 – Routledge

198 pages

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About the Book

Problems of internal and external security in South-East Asia have persisted as one set of competing global alignments has been succeeded by another, with major impact on regional relationships. This book, first published in 1989, examines how the states of The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have attempted to confront the problems of regional security. It considers the nature and role of the Association - intended to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development - traces its institutional development from 1967 and identifies a basic structural weakness arising from the differing strategic perspectives held by member governments. Leifer explores in particular ASEAN’s response to conflicts over Kampuchea, renamed Cambodia in 1990, which was critical in exposing those differing perspectives and the limited role of a diplomatic community in coping with regional security problems. This comprehensive work will be of particular value to students and academics with an interest in South-East Asian diplomacy, history and regional security.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Common and Contending Security Ideas 2. The Evolution of ASEAN: Faltering Steps in Regional Reconciliation 3. The Evolution of ASEAN: Emergence as a Diplomatic Community 4. ASEAN and the Invasion of Kampuchea 5. The Elusiveness of Regional Security 6. ASEAN in Retrospect and Prospect; Notes; Documentary Appendices; Select Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies