Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Understanding ASEAN’s Role in Asia-Pacific Order

Authors: Yates, Robert

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  • Explains why ASEAN has consistently been so prominent in regional order negotiation and management, especially during times of crisis or transition
  • Shows how role bargains have been negotiated between ASEAN and the US and ASEAN and China at different points from the Cold War to the present day
  • Appeals to specialists working on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, specifically Southeast Asia and ASEAN
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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. 

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Robert Yates is Senior Teaching Associate in Politics at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, UK.

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“To the rather tired debate about ASEAN’s effectiveness, Yates’ analysis of the Association as the 'conductor' of a 'regional orchestra' contributes new understanding about ASEAN’s social functions in the broader regional order. It sheds important light on ASEAN’s long-standing role in negotiating normative and institutional frameworks for rule-governed interaction in East Asia, but crucially, a role constituted within a division of labour with the great powers. This is a fine example of the value of research that brings conceptual tools to bear upon rich empirical material in a fruitful manner.” (Evelyn Goh, Professor, The Australian National University, Australia)

“Yates has written an important and timely book that sheds light on ASEAN’s role in managing order in the Asia Pacific.  The book provides a compelling analysis of how ASEAN and the great powers have negotiated their respective order-managing roles; it is a must read for IR theorists as well Asian specialists seeking to locate ASEAN’s agency in constructing regional order.” (Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore)

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding ASEAN’s Role in Asia-Pacific Order
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12899-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12899-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12898-2
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 333
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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