This book offers an innovative framework for understanding the role of civil society in regional and global policymaking. Using political economy analysis, Gerard demonstrates that ASEAN's people-oriented agenda builds legitimacy, while sidelining its detractors.
About the Author
Kelly Gerard is Assistant Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests span political economy, social movements and governance in East Asia, and her work has been published in The Pacific Review, Contemporary Politics and Globalizations.
Table of Contents
1. A 'People-Oriented' ASEAN? 2. Civil Society Consultations: Explaining Why and How 3. ASEAN and Associational Life in Southeast Asia 4. Civil Society Participation in Spaces Established by ASEAN 5. Civil Society Participation in Spaces Recognized by ASEAN 6. Civil Society Participation in 'Created Spaces' 7. Engaging Civil Society and Regulating Dissent