Regional Approaches to Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Inter-state Disputes
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The purpose of the paper is to assess regional approaches to conflict resolution through a case study on the role played by the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the management and resolution of inter-state disputes. The ASEAN approach to conflict management is outlined and the context in which it has developed presented. Also identified are the achievements reached and the challenges that ASEAN has faced and is still facing in the field of conflict management. Three main dimensions are examined: first, the core elements of the approach; second, the role played by the Association in terms of conflict management; and, third, the possible impact of ASEAN approach and its role in inter-state disputes among its members. In addition the possible relevance of the ASEAN approach on disputes involving also non-member states, e.g. in the South China Sea, is explored in the paper.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-62832DiVA: diva2:445101
Paper prepared for Panel Session 4 “Conflict Prevention, Development and Poverty Reduction: Emerging Imperatives within Peace Research”, PCDRNET BIANNUAL CONFERENCE 2011: “The Future of Peace Research – an Ever Broadening Agenda”, Organised by the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 5-6, 2011