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Southeast asian regionalism: theoretical systemic obligingness in disarray

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  • Ioana Bianca Berna
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    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ASEAN was born in 1967, in the breastplate of the strategic comotions of the Cold War. Originally, there were five founding members: Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.Vietnam joined the ranks in 1995, after the ultimate reverberations of the Last Indochin War. In 1997, Laos nd Myanmar followed Vietnam. In 1999, Cambodia decided to make its partaking in ASEAN a fact, especially after its political domestic situation received much needed handling. As important as these guidebooks are, they are involved in the scope of this article only secondarily. Thi article reports the fact that the meekness of three important theoretical anchors – the security complex theory, the security regime theory, the collective security theory, the community security theory and ASEANology– instaurations utilized to explain ASEAN`s birth and predict its development, are tailored in half-abidince. Ever since its derivation, ASEAN became able-bodied to furnish one of the most successful forms of regionalism, after the global high-ranking position of European Regionalism. Southeast Asian New Security Regionalism has plenty of theoretical orthodoxies to apply or to commence applying. The aftermath of their empirical workings can sometimes be unconfident of the very ideas it implemented. The approach of this article is to review some of the major theoretical conceptual contributions utilized to describe findings about Southeast Asian New Security Regionalism’s connotations. While supporting the idea that neither one of the research programs mentioned is grounded enough in Southeast Asian security dynamics, the last part of the article claims that a rediscovery of Southeast Asian Regionalism, under the New Regionalism framework, is very likely to underplay its distinctiveness.

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    Article provided by Fundatia Amfiteatru in its journal International Journal for Public Management and Politic Development.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (May)
    Pages: 07-22

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    Handle: RePEc:amf:ijpmfa:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:07-22
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