ASEAN and East Asian International Relations

ASEAN and East Asian International Relations

Regional Delusion

David Martin Jones and M. L.R. Smith

Academic and accepted orthodoxy maintains that Southeast Asia, and Asia generally, is evolving into a distinctive East Asian regional order. This book questions this claim and reveals instead uncertainty and incoherence at the heart of ASEAN, the region’s foremost institution. The authors provide a systematic critique of ASEAN’s evolution and institutional development, as well as a unified understanding of the international relations and political economy of ASEAN and the Asia–Pacific. It is the first study to provide a sceptical analysis of international relations orthodoxies regarding regionalization and institutionalism, and is based on wide-ranging and rigorous research.

Chapter 1: The Delusions of Aseanology: Exploring the Sovietology of Southeast Asian Studies

David Martin Jones and M. L.R. Smith

Subjects: politics and public policy, terrorism and security


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