Regionalism and Conflict Management: A Case Study of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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 is explored in the paper trough the case of the South China Sea situation.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67778DiVA: diva2:471195
Paper prepared for “Panel 4 – Regional Integration II”, Fifth APISA Congress: “Regional Integration in Asia and Europe in the 21st Century”, Organised by the Overseas Chinese University, Taichung, Taiwan, 24-25 November, 2011