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EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century

TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the long-neglected and relatively unexplored theme of political relations between the EU and ASEAN in an attempt to escape the economic and security-centered approaches, prevalent in contemporary U.S. debate.
Abstract: A world-class range of academics and practitioners explores the long-neglected and relatively unexplored theme of political relations between the EU and ASEAN in an attempt to escape the economic and security-centered approaches, prevalent in contemporary U.S. debate. In doing so they deal with a selection of topics from an inter-disciplinary perspective touching on different domains, such as security, comparative integration, human rights, energy, or the image of the EU. The four main themes examined are: 'ASEAN and the EU Today', '(Inter-)Regionalism in Danger?', 'Shifting Perceptions', and 'Can the EU be a Model for ASEAN?'. Bridging the gap between academics and practitioners, EU and ASEAN, this volume provides a rare forum for views on the nature of and possible future developments of EU-ASEAN relations.
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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examine the prospects for a reimagining of the regional role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a period of hegemonic adjustment in Asia.
Abstract: This article examines the prospects for a reimagining of the regional role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a period of hegemonic adjustment in Asia. It evaluates th...

14 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyzed how the EU's sanctions approach towards Myanmar was perceived within ASEAN and related repercussions of this approach on ASEan-EU interregional relations.
Abstract: From 1991 until 2012, the European Union (EU) applied sanctions on Myanmar with the purpose of promoting democracy and human rights. In addition, the EU called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to exert pressure on Myanmar. This paper analyses, in the context of Myanmar’s 1997 accession to ASEAN, how the EU’s sanctions approach towards Myanmar was perceived within ASEAN and related repercussions of this approach on ASEAN–EU interregional relations. With the accession of Myanmar as the base story, it is argued that a regional organizations membership concept implies specific dealings with normative ideas such as democracy and human rights as well as strategies of punishment such as sanctions. The differing membership concepts of ASEAN and the EU explain ASEAN’s critical perception of the EU’s sanctions on Myanmar. Further, the conceptual difference in membership also explains that the EU’s pressure on ASEAN has severely impaired the interregional relations.

10 citations


Cites background from "EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Cent..."

  • ...…formats that involved actors from North America, Europe and East Asia, with the majority looking at the Asia–Europe meeting (ASEM; Gaens 2008; Robles Jr 2008; Yeo 2003; Reiterer 2002) or ASEAN–EU relations more specifically (Allison 2015; Robles Jr 2004; Dosch 2001; Novotny and Portela 2012)....

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01 Jan 2014
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyze the rationale behind the evolution of ASEAN since the late 1990, evaluating how and why the organization on a surface replicated aspects of the EU model without engaging in meaningful supranational institutionalization.
Abstract: before the 1997 economic crisis in Asia, the institutional evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was very different from the European model. the economic downturn in the late 1990s and the global shift toward a neo-liberal economic era urged ASEAN countries to rethink their regional integration strategy and to mimic some of the institutional models in Europe. In light of this, this paper analyses the rationale behind the evolution of ASEAN since the late 1990, evaluating how and why the organization on a surface replicated aspects of the EU model without engaging in meaningful supranational institutionalization.

6 citations

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01 Jan 2021
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors introduce strategic partnerships as a multidimensional and multipurpose instrument of the EU's global diplomacy in a complex and contested world and explore the positioning and discussion of this topic within the field of European Foreign Policy.
Abstract: This chapter introduces strategic partnerships as a multidimensional and multipurpose instrument of the EU’s global diplomacy in a complex and contested world. It then explores the positioning and discussion of this topic within the field of European Foreign Policy. Finally, the chapter offers an overview of the focus and content of the volume.

6 citations