Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

3rd Edition

Amitav Acharya

Published March 17, 2014
Textbook - 292 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415747684 - CAT# Y161897
Series: Politics in Asia

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In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework from the first edition, which inspired the establishment of the ASEAN Political-Security community, this new edition has been extensively updated and revised based on new primary sources that are not publicly available.

Updates for this edition include:

  • Expanded and updated coverage of the South China Sea Conflict and how it affects regional order and tests ASEAN unity
  • Analysis of new developments in the US role in the region, including ASEAN's place and role in the US pivot/rebalancing strategy and the evolution of the East Asian Community, the newest summit-level multilateral group
  • Extensive analysis of the ASEAN Political-Security community
  • An examination of US–China relations and China–ASEAN relations
  • Coverage of ASEAN's institutional development and the controversy over reform of the ASEAN Secretariat.
  • An updated outlook on ASEAN's future as a security community and the issue of ASEAN Centrality in the regional security architecture.

The new edition will continue to appeal to students and scholars of Asian security, international relations theory and Southeast Asian studies, as well as policymakers and the media.


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