In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework from the first edition, which inspired the establishment of the ASEAN Political-Security community, this new edition has been extensively updated and revised based on new primary sources that are not publicly available.
Updates for this edition include:
- Expanded and updated coverage of the South China Sea Conflict and how it affects regional order and tests ASEAN unity
- Analysis of new developments in the US role in the region, including ASEAN's place and role in the US pivot/rebalancing strategy and the evolution of the East Asian Community, the newest summit-level multilateral group
- Extensive analysis of the ASEAN Political-Security community
- An examination of US–China relations and China–ASEAN relations
- Coverage of ASEAN's institutional development and the controversy over reform of the ASEAN Secretariat.
- An updated outlook on ASEAN's future as a security community and the issue of ASEAN Centrality in the regional security architecture.
The new edition will continue to appeal to students and scholars of Asian security, international relations theory and Southeast Asian studies, as well as policymakers and the media.
About the Author
Amitav Acharya is Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. He has been elected to be the 54th President (2014-15) of the International Studies Association (ISA).
Table of Contents
Introduction 2. The Evolution of ASEAN Norms and the Emergence of the 'ASEAN Way' 3. ASEAN and Cambodia Conflict 4. Extending ASEAN Norms 5. Managing Iintra-ASEAN Relations 6. ASEAN and Asia-Paciﬁc Security 7. The ‘ASEAN Community’ Conclusion