Building ASEAN

Building ASEAN : 20 Years of Southeast Asian Cooperation

4 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Two decades of steady progress have transformed ASEAN into a permanent component of world politics and a model for Third World cooperation. Its study should now be mandatory. The Palmer-Reckford volume provides an excellent introduction to ASEAN member states and the organization itself. It reviews problems and promises meticulously and comprehensively and should become required reading. Hans H. Indorf, President, Asian Affairs Analysts



In this comprehensive new volume, the authors trace the history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from its formation in 1967 to the present day. They discuss political, economics, and security issues involving each of the member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Brunei). The authors focus on the ASEAN's efforts to promote regional cooperation in the face of the divisive economic, strategic, and diplomatic interests. ASEAN policy towards Indochina, is discussed in depth, as are efforts to create cooperative economic ventures. Their conclusion maintains that the success of ASEAN is due largely to the individual achievements of member nations rather than to ASEAN as an institution. Finally, they make a number of recommendations for improving ASEAN's effectiveness.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.91mm | 217.72g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0275928160
  • 9780275928162

Table of contents

Foreword About the Authors Introduction Historical Setting Formation of ASEAN National Resilience and the Problems of Enhancing Political Stability and Internal Security Building Economic Resilience ASEAN Organizational Development--1970-1977 ASEAN and Indochina The Road from Bali--ASEAN Cooperative Ventures ASEAN Economies in the Mid-1980s The Future Appendix Notes Index
show more

Review quote

?. . . these two books, however, help considerably in understanding the accomplishments and limitations of an important and fascinating organization.?-Journal of Asian History ?This volume provides a good introduction to the history of th organization, with informative chapters on its successes, shortcomings and prospects. Economic, political and security issues are effectively woven together.?-Foreign Affairs ." . . these two books, however, help considerably in understanding the accomplishments and limitations of an important and fascinating organization."-Journal of Asian History "This volume provides a good introduction to the history of th organization, with informative chapters on its successes, shortcomings and prospects. Economic, political and security issues are effectively woven together."-Foreign Affairs
show more

About Thomas J. Reckford

AMBASSADOR RONALD D. PALMER is currently U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, was a Senior Foreign Affairs Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Internationl Studies.



THOMAS J. RECKFORD is a Senior Fellow in International Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 50% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X