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Author Katsumata, Hiro, 1970-

Title ASEAN's cooperative security enterprise : norms and interests in the ASEAN regional forum / Hiro Katsumata
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical studies of the Asia Pacific series
Critical studies of the Asia Pacific series.
Contents PART I: INTRODUCTION AND MAIN PROPOSITIONS -- Introduction -- Significance of the ARF -- PART II : ASEAN'S INITIATIVE -- Conventional Explanation for the Establishment of the ARF -- Idea-focused Explanation for the Establishment of the ARF -- ASEAN in the ARF -- PART III: EXTERNAL POWERS IN THE ARF -- China -- United States -- Australia -- PART IV: CONCLUSION -- East Asia and the Asia-Pacific
Summary "ASEANs Security Enterprise explores the significance of ASEANs cooperative security enterprise the questions of whether and in what sense this enterprise matters"--Provided by publisher
Does the cooperative security enterprise of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) matter? If so, in what sense? Can the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) be regarded as one of the pathways to regional security in Asia? Most students of Asian security regard the ARF as a useless 'talking shop' in which no significant measure to achieve security has been instituted. However, this book demonstrates that something interesting is taking place inside this talking shop. It shows that an association of minor powers in Southeast Asia is promoting its cooperative security norm, thereby influencing the policies of its external partners, such as China, the US and Australia. The overarching conclusion of this book is that ASEAN's cooperative security enterprise does matter, and the ARF is an important pathway to regional security. Such a conclusion suggests that ASEAN's cooperative security enterprise is a reasonable model for security cooperation in an East Asian community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject ASEAN Regional Forum.
National security -- Asia.
National security -- Pacific Area.
Security, International -- Asia.
Security, International -- Pacific Area.
Asia -- Military policy.
Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Pacific Area -- Military policy.
Pacific Area -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2009044940
ISBN 0230277039 (electronic bk.)
9780230277038 (electronic bk.)