Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Regional Organizations in International Society

ASEAN, the EU and the Politics of Normative Arguing

Authors: Spandler, Kilian

  • Offers a comparative historical account of ASEAN and the EU organized around three central episodes – founding, legal integration and enlargement
  • Uncovers political visions for regionalism that are no longer part of the official historical narratives of the two organizations
  • Applies an innovative English School framework for Comparative Regionalism that goes beyond Eurocentristic perspectives
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This book explores the normative foundations of ASEAN and the EU. It revives the history of the two organizations in an in-depth narrative of the protracted arguments surrounding their establishment, legal integration and enlargement. While political actors used norms to legitimize their ideas for institutional change, the complex and dynamic nature of these norms also provided the breeding ground for contestation and, sometimes, institutional sclerosis and failure. Recasting these processes in an innovative English School framework, the volume makes a crucial contribution to the literature of Comparative Regionalism that goes beyond Eurocentric perspectives.

About the authors

Kilian Spandler is researcher at the School of Global Studies of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Reviews

“The EU and ASEAN represent two of the most important models of regional integration today, and this book’s novel approach exposes the underlying processes of normative contestation that shape their structure and role. An original and outstanding contribution to the literature on Comparative Regionalism, norm dynamics and International Relations theory.” (Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor of International Relations, American University, USA)

“A fascinating and refreshing account of the divergent development of two of the main regional organizations in today's world. Spandler pushes the theory of international society to new horizons and builds a bridge between Comparative Regionalism and International Relations.” (Thomas Diez, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tübingen, Germany)

“With a focus on historical pathways, normative structures and deliberated decisions in post-colonial settings, this study links regional organizations with the global order using Barry Buzan’s distinction between primary and secondary institutions. The result is a thick account of a differentiated regional and global order which brings together Comparative Regionalism and International Politics. It is a path-breaking study.” (Cornelia Navari, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, University of Buckingham, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spandler, Kilian

    Pages 1-13

  • The Politics of Normative Arguing in Regional Organizations

    Spandler, Kilian

    Pages 15-50

  • Decolonization: Setting the Stage for Regionalism

    Spandler, Kilian

    Pages 51-74

  • Founding Years: Building Regional Organizations in Postcolonial Spaces

    Spandler, Kilian

    Pages 75-97

  • Legal Integration: Regionalizing Judicial Authority

    Spandler, Kilian

    Pages 99-138

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96896-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96895-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Organizations in International Society
Book Subtitle
ASEAN, the EU and the Politics of Normative Arguing
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96896-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96896-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96895-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 205
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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