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Understanding ASEAN’s role in Asia-Pacific order, by Robert Yates

This book assesses the important role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the management of regional political, security and economic relations. The author argues that ASEAN’s prominent role in the region, spanning 50 years, is largely due to the acquiescence of the great powers who endorsed ASEAN, accepted its regional position and accorded the institution a legitimacy and durability that, otherwise, it would not have. This text offers a key intervention into the debate regarding ASEAN and regional order by showing how ASEAN’s contribution to order management is part of a negotiated division of labour with the great powers. The author applies an innovative social roles analysis, which captures the dynamic interactions between ASEAN and the great powers from the Cold War to the present day. Robert Yates is Senior Teaching Associate in Politics at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, UK
Table Of Contents
1. Chapter 1 Introduction -- 2. Chapter 2 World-system, International order and social roles -- 3. Chapter 3 Role redefinition: the US and Southeast Asia 1954-1975 -- 4. Chapter 4 Role Taking: China, ASEAN and the Third Indochina Conflict -- 5. Chapter 5 Role creation: ASEAN and post-Cold War Asia-Pacific -- 6. Chapter 6 Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (338 pages)
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Form Of Item

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