By Angela Pennisi di Floristella
ASEAN's function as a safety supplier is still mostly a question of scholarly debate. during the lens of the concept that of local defense partnership, this e-book uncovers a extra nuanced figuring out of ASEAN capability, highlighting either its benefits and fragilities in dealing with conventional and rising protection difficulties.
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Multilateral institutions are seen as nothing more than instruments in the hands of major powers, talk shops without any efficacy. For realists, there is no possibility of achieving regional solutions to regional problems through the activity of Southeast Asian institutions. Nevertheless, ASEAN’s storyline reveals the efforts of regional groupings of small- and middle-sized powers that have evolved to integrate new countries into the organization, and to actively promote the creation of other regional organizations and networks with an interest in Southeast Asia.
In Chapter 3, the PRIO/Uppsala Conflict Database (UCDP) has been employed to evaluate the linkage between ASEAN membership and conflicts, in the region. In Chapter 4, the diachronic analysis on the ASEAN agenda is based on a dataset compiled by the author, which investigates 20 ASEAN Ministerial Meetings (AMM) Joint Communiqués released between 1990 and 2010, serving to explore institutional arenas of agenda setting and changes over time. Semi-structured elite interviews in the diverse issue areas which are the object of the analysis have also been added, in order to corroborate the empirical evidence.
Key questions here are: what is the impact of ASEAN on any security issue area? Has ASEAN been effective in addressing security issues and threats, and to what extent has this occurred? , the empirical case studies selected for analysis cover both the realm of traditional threats and NTS to gain a comprehensive insight into whether and how ASEAN has contributed to mitigating the effects of anarchy, has coordinated states’ actions and has succeeded in transforming the security dilemmas of states in complex situations.