From Crisis to Community and Charter
Edited by Simon Tay
To Be Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge – 192 pages
This book provides an analysis of ASEAN as a regional organisation and actor in Asian affairs, focusing on developments from the 1997-98 crisis up to the present. It gives special attention to the evolving nature of ASEAN itself, assessing the effectiveness of the 2008 Charter, and discussing the likely impact of the commitment to achieve an integrated ASEAN community in 2015. The book considers a range of issues, both issues to do with ASEAN itself, and policies adopted by ASEAN in specific areas, and is particularly valuable in that it provides a perspective from the point of view of ASEAN "insiders".
1. Charter and Community Simon Tay 2. ASEAN Economic Community by 2015: Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead Denis Hew 3. Peace, Security and Conflicts Rizal Sukma 4. Democracy, Human Rights and Civil Society Thitinan Pongsudhirak 5. Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Southeast Asia: Advancing the ASEAN Political-Security Community Mely Cabellero Antony 6. Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Simon Tay 7. A Hub for Asia Herman Joseph Kraft 8. The Reasons for ASEAN: Interdependence, Function, Identity Tanya Laohathai
Simon Tay is Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore.