Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations: A Region-Theory Dialogue

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations: A Region-Theory Dialogue

by L. Quayle
     
 

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This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the linkage between the increasingly important region of Southeast Asia and the theoretical possibilities of the English School approach to International Relations. It surveys a range of areas including interstate relations, the community-building goals of the region's foremost international organization, relations

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This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the linkage between the increasingly important region of Southeast Asia and the theoretical possibilities of the English School approach to International Relations. It surveys a range of areas including interstate relations, the community-building goals of the region's foremost international organization, relations with civil society, the impact of non-state actors and the role of individuals in regional dynamics. Quayle shows that English School ideas can project a more nuanced and integrated picture of the region whilst regional practices can challenge English School thinking and encourage refinements and innovations. The book provides an original and refreshing insight into the international and transnational dynamics of Southeast Asia, arguing that both region and theory can gain from a broader dialogue.

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"Linda Quayle uses the English School to provide a compelling examination of the complex and often fragile development of regional society between the states of ASEAN. At the same time, she uses the region to expand and refine the theoretical boundaries of the English School itself. What results is a valuable and much-needed theoretical and political analysis of a unique region of the world." - Shaun Narine, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Thomas University, Canada

"A key criticism of Western-centric IR theory is its proclivity to treat the non-West as little more than a utilitarian source for colourful commentary that affirms rather than challanges extant theory. Quayle rightly deserves to be commended for her insistence and persistence in treating Southeast Asia as a veritable interlocutor whose stories deserve to be heard in their own right." - Contemporary Southeast Asia Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137026842
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/22/2013
Series:
Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

LINDA QUAYLE is a Research Fellow at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia. She holds a PhD from The University of Melbourbane, and has studied English School approaches since 2002. She previously worked as an editor with BBC Monitoring, and has taught International Relations in New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia.

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