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ICT, Governance and Community in Southeast Asia

Emmanuel C. Lallana

Publication Year: 2011

This study argues that the extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) would: ( (1) enhance policy coordination within the intergovernmental organization; (2) promote inclusive regionalism by providing new avenues for broader stakeholder participation in regional affairs; (3) help develop a stronger regional identity, particularly among the young; and (4) improve "network management" or coordination of the collaborative activities of the member states. But this study is not merely about making ASEAN more effective. By looking at how ICT - with its ability to overcome distance and time - could be a tool for enabling effective non-state actors in regional rule making, it also contributes to the literature on Global eGovernance.

Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute


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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. vii-viii

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pp. ix-xii

ASEAN 2.0 is an effort to address my two interests: ICT and global governance. ICT — with its ability to overcome distance and time — should be the ideal tool for enhancing collaboration in creating global rules. Yet, ICT is still largely absent in the current literature on increasing stakeholder participation in global governance. ...

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Executive Summary

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pp. 1-4

At present, ICT use in the ASEAN organization is largely limited to a web browser and office productivity tools, including email, word processing, and spreadsheets. This study presents several recommendations for ASEAN to take full advantage of the benefits that ICT use offers. ...

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ASEAN 2.0: ICT, Governance, and Community in Southeast Asia

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pp. 5-80

On 20 November 2007, the leaders of the ten states comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed the ASEAN Charter. After forty years of existence, the Southeast Asian intergovernmental organization codified the key principles and purposes of the association through the Charter. ...

ANNEX 1: ICT in Governance and Community Building in Southeast Asia

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pp. 81-86

ANNEX 2: Highlights of the ASEAN 2.0 Roundtable Discussions

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pp. 87-116

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About the Author

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p. 117

Emmanuel C. Lallana, Ph.D. is Chief Executive of Ideacorp — an independent, non-profit organization focused on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in governance and education, in business and the economy, and in transforming society. ...

E-ISBN-13: 9789814345293
Print-ISBN-13: 9789814345286

Page Count: 117
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 1

OCLC Number: 835776526
MUSE Marc Record: Download for ASEAN 2.0

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Subject Headings

  • Information technology -- ASEAN countries.
  • Information technology -- Southeast Asia.
  • Telecommunication policy -- ASEAN countries.
  • Telecommunication policy -- Southeast Asia.
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