The 3rd ASEAN Reader

The 3rd ASEAN Reader
Date of publication:  2015
Publisher:  ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
Number of pages:  485
Code:  BM522
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ISBN: 9789814620611
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About the publication

Over the past two decades, ISEAS has compiled abridged articles that analyse key aspects of Southeast Asia's development and the ASEAN process. The ASEAN Reader was published in 1992 just as the Cold War ended, while The Second ASEAN Reader came in 2003 in the wake of the 1997 Asian crisis and the September 11 attacks in 2001. The past decade has not been spared its share of intense changes, with the rise of China and India bringing new challenges to the region's power equation, and the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite this, the momentum towards an integrated ASEAN community has been maintained. The articles in The Third ASEAN Reader study the trends and events of recent years, and discuss the immediate future of Southeast Asia.

The e-chapter, "SECTION I: ASEAN: THE LONG VIEW with Introduction by Ooi Kee Beng" ,  is downloadable free of charge.


  • The 3rd ASEAN Reader
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789814620628], by Ooi Kee Beng, Sanchita Basu Das, Terence Chong, Malcolm Cook, Cassey Lee, Michael Yeo Chai Ming, compilers
  • Preliminary pages with Forewords by Thanat Khoman, S. Rajaratnam and Wang Gungwu
  • SECTION I: ASEAN: THE LONG VIEW with Introduction by Ooi Kee Beng
  • 1. Southeast Asia and Foreign Empires; 2. Southeast Asia and the Great Powers; 3. The Evolving Nature of ASEAN's Economic Cooperation: Original Vision and Current Practice; 4. From Political/Security Concerns to Regional Economic Integration, by Wang Gungwu, Nicholas Tarling, Narongchai Akrasanee, Rodolfo C Severino, authors
  • SECTION II: COUNTRY ANALYSES with Introduction by Ooi Kee Beng
  • 5. Political Figures and Political Parties: Indonesia after Soeharto; 6.Malaysia: Close to a Tipping Point; 7. Thailand: The Military's Power Persists; 8. Vietnam: Reforms Show Mixed Results; 9. The Philippines: Challenging Conventional Wisdom; 10. Myanmar: Late Embrace of ASEAN; 11. Timor-Leste and ASEAN, by Hui Yew-Foong, Ooi Kee Beng, Michael J Montesano, Le Hong Hiep, Malcolm Cook, Tin Maung Maung Than, Douglas Anton Kammen, authors
  • SECTION III: COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF THE REGION with Introduction by Terence Chong
  • Southeast Asian Societies: 12. Civil Society in Southeast Asia; 13. Multicultural Realities and Membership: States, Migrations and Citizenship in Asia; 14. Education in Southeast Asia: Investments, Achievements, and Returns; 15. Asian Pentecostalism: Renewals, Megachurches, and Social Engagement; 16. The Rise of Middle Classes in Southeast Asia; Southeast Asian Economiy: 17. Urbanisation and Development in South-East Asia; 18. Understanding the ASEAN Development Gap; 19. Tourism Policy-Making in Southeast Asia: A Twenty-First Century Perspective; Southeast Asian Politics: 20. Low-Quality Democracy and Varied Authoritarianism: Elites and Regimes in Southeast Asia Today; 21. Social Foundations of Governance in Contemporary Southeast Asia; 22. Decentralization and Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia: Theoretical Views, Conceptual Pitfalls and Empirical Ambiguities; 23. Authority and Democracy in Malaysian and Indonesian Islamic Movements; 24. Southeast Asia in the US Rebalance: Perceptions from a Divided Region, by Lee Hock Guan, Maruja M B Asis, Graziano Battistella, Diep Phan, Ian Coxhead, Terence Chong, Daniel P S Goh, Takashi Shiraishi, Gavin W Jones, Mark McGillivray, Simon Feeny, Sasi Iamsiraroj, Linda Richter, William Case, Garry Rodan, Caroline Hughes, Marco Bnte, Judith Nagata, Euan Graham, authors
  • SECTION IV: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS with Introduction by Cassey Lee
  • 25. Is There a Southeast Asian Development Model?; 26. Global Production Sharing, Trade Patterns, and Industrialization in Southeast Asia; 27. Chinese Trade Policy After (Almost) Ten Years in the WTO: A Post-Crisis Stocktake; 28. Southeast Asia Beyond the Global Financial Crisis: Managing Capital Flows; 29. Impact of Eurozone Financial Shocks on Southeast Asian Economies; 30. The Collective Influence of Smaller States in the US-China Security Dilemma; 31. China and Japan in "ASEAN Plus" Multilateral Arrangements: Raining on the Other Guy's Parade, by Hal Hill, Prema-Chandra Athukorala, Archanun Kohpaiboon, Razeen Sally, Jayant Menon, Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Thiam Hee Ng, Ja Ian Chong, Chien-peng (C.P.) Chung, authors
  • SECTION V: INSTITUTIONS OF ASEAN with Introduction by Malcolm Cook
  • 32. The Cambodia-Thailand Conflict: A Test for ASEAN; 33. ASEAN in the Twenty-First Century: A Sceptical Review; 34. Facing Unfair Criticisms; 35. Challenges Facing the New ASEAN Secretary-General; 36. ASEAN Governing Mechanisms, by Sokbunthoeun So, Shaun Narine, Ahmad Fuzi bin Abdul Razak, Termsak Chalermpalanupap, ADB Institute, authors
  • SECTION VI: ASSESSING ASEAN'S INTERNAL POLICIES with Introduction by Sanchita Basu Das
  • 37. Challenging ASEAN: A "Topological" View; 38. Thinking and Feeling ASEAN: The Challenges of Integration and Identity; ASEAN Political Security Community: 39. Achieving an ASEAN Security Community; 40. Turning Points Beyond the Comfort Zone?; ASEAN Economic Community: 41. Implementing the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint; 42. Towards an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015; 43. Understanding ASEANs Connectivity; 44. Enhancing the Institutional Framework for AEC Implementation; 45. What is a Single Market? An Application to the Case of ASEAN; 46. Non-Tariff Barriers: A Challenge to Achieving the ASEAN Economic Community; 47. Towards a Truly Seamless Single Windows and Trade Facilitation Regime in ASEAN Beyond 2015; 48. An Assessment of Services Sector Liberalization in ASEAN; 49. Financial Integration Challenges in ASEAN beyond 2015; 50. Free Flow of Skilled Labour in ASEAN; 51. Toward a Single Aviation Market in ASEAN: Regulatory Reform and Industry Challenges; ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community: 52. An ASEAN Community for All: Exploring the Scope for Civil Society Engagement; 53. Civil Society and the ASEAN Community; 54. The Evolving ASEAN Human Rights System: The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration of 2012; 55. Divided or Together? Southeast Asia in 2012; 56. The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community; 57. ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community: An Assessment of its Institutional Prospects; 58. Executive Summary of the Mid-Term Review of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint (2009-2015), by Donald K Emmerson, Moe Thuzar, Jose T Almonte, Mely Caballero-Anthony, Hadi Soesastro, Denis Hew, Sanchita Basu Das, Helen E S Nesadurai, Peter J Lloyd, Myrna S Austria, Jonathan Sutton, Andrea Feldman Mowerman, Deunden Nikomborirak, Supunnavadee Jitdumrong, Maria Monica Wihardja, Chia Siow Yue , Alan Khee-Jin Tan, Terence Chong, Lim May-Ann, Gerard Clarke, Bridget Welsh, Carolina S Guina, Julio S. Amador III, The ASEAN Secretariat, authors
  • 59. Trust-Building in Southeast Asia: What Made it Possible?; 60. South China Sea: Glacial Progress Amid On-Going Tensions; ASEAN Processes: 61. Driving East Asian Regionalism: The Reconstruction of ASEANs Identity; 62. Pakistan, SAARC and ASEAN Relations; 63. Neither Skepticism nor Romanticism: The ASEAN Regional Forum as a Solution for the Asia-Pacific Assurance Game; 64. ASEAN Plus Three and the Rise of Reactionary Regionalism; 65. How the East Asia Summit Can Achieve its Potential; 66. 'Talking Their Walk'? The Evolution of Defense Regionalism in Southeast Asia; 67. ASEAN FTAs: State of Play and Outlook for ASEAN's Regional and Global Integration; 68. Taking ASEAN+1 FTAs Towards the RCEP; 69. RCEP and TPP: Comparisons and Concerns; 70. Enhancing the Effectiveness of CMIM and AMRO: Selected Immediate Challenges and Tasks; ASEAN's Major Power Relations: 71. ASEAN's Adventures; 72. Developing an Enduring Strategy for ASEAN; 73. Non-Traditional Security in China-ASEAN Cooperation: The Institutionalization of Regional Security Cooperation and the Evolution of East Asian Regionalism; 74. China-ASEAN FTA Changes ASEAN's Perspective on China; 75. Japan's Trade Policy with Asia; 76. Managing Integration in East Asia: Behind Border Issues in Japan-ASEAN Trade Agreements; 77. Fortifying the Japan-ASEAN Strategic Partnership: Abe's Quest for Viable Hedging Policies; 78. Prospects for Korean-Southeast Asian Relations; 79. China's Two Silk Roads: Implications for Southeast Asia, by Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Ian Storey, Herman Joseph S Kraft, Faizal Yahya, Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, Mark Beeson, Nick Bisley, Malcolm Cook, Tan See Seng, Razeen Sally, Yoshifumi Fukunaga, Ikumo Isono, Sanchita Basu Das, Reza Siregar, Akkharaphol Chabchitrchaidol, Evelyn Goh, Ernest Z. Bower, Murray Hiebert, David Arase, Wang Yuzhu, Sarah Y Tong, Shujiro Urata, Yose Rizal Damuri, Sueo Sudo, Lee Jaehyon, authors
  • 80. ASEAN Beyond 2015: The Imperatives for Further Institutional Changes; 81. Design Faults: The Asia Pacific's Regioinal Architecture; 82. ASEAN's Economic Cooperation: Original Vision, Current Practice and Future Challenges; 83. The 2030 Architecture of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreements; 84. ASEAN and Major Power Transitions in East Asia, by Rizal Sukma, Allan Gyngell, Emil Salim, Suthiphand Chirathivat, Piti Srisangnam, Bilahari Kausikan, authors
  • Bibliography
  • The Contributors
  • The Compilers

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