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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. v

About the Author

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p. vi

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1. Beginnings and Expansion

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pp. 1-9

On 8 August 1967, five men representing five Southeast Asian countries signed in the Thai capital of Bangkok a declaration establishing a new regional association — the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The five men were Adam Malik,...

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2. ASEAN and Regional Security

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pp. 11-39

Of the ASEAN Declaration’s seven “aims and purposes”, only one refers to regional peace and security. The rest have to do with economic, social, cultural, training, technical and scientific cooperation, and the promotion of Southeast Asian studies. The...

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3. ASEAN and the Regional Economy

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pp. 41-58

Although ASEAN was founded primarily for political and security purposes, the ASEAN Declaration of 8 August 1967 placed “Economic growth, social progress and cultural development” at the top of the new association’s seven “aims and purposes”,...

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4. Working Together for the Common Good

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pp. 59-77

There have been in recent years increasing calls upon ASEAN to be “people-centred” or “people-oriented”, to take the “people’s” concerns into account, and to consult with the “people’s representatives” in what is often called “civil society”....

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5. Relations with the Rest of the World

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pp. 79-101

One of ASEAN’s strengths is not just its willingness but its assiduous endeavours to link up with countries and organizations that can contribute to its development and security and to those of its member-states. ASEAN has taken this position...

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6. Building a Community

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pp. 103-110

A senior officer at the ASEAN Secretariat once observed that people will really feel part of ASEAN when they are able to live and work or study freely anywhere in the region, as in the European Union. Other observers of ASEAN have countered...

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