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Title: Keeping the peace in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the quest for positive peace
Authors: Caballero-Anthony, Mely
Emmers, Ralf
Keywords: Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Caballero-Anthony, M. & Emmers, R. (2022). Keeping the peace in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the quest for positive peace. The Pacific Review, 1-26.
Journal: The Pacific Review
Abstract: Southeast Asia has gone through a remarkable transformation in recent decades and seen peaceful change since the end of the Cold War era despite great power interference and rivalry and ongoing territorial disputes including the South China Sea conflict. The region has transformed its image from the so-called Balkans of the East in the 1960s and 1970s to an economically competitive and peaceful region today. Despite these accomplishments, the record of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in maintaining regional peace and security has also been seriously challenged, particularly at the domestic and transnational level. The paper argues that the Southeast Asian experience of peaceful change calls for a different framework of analysis that goes beyond the traditional International Relations theories which do not provide a compelling answer to whether regional peace has prevailed. It reviews ASEAN’s approaches to managing peace and security in Southeast Asia and brings close attention to domestic and international dynamics. The paper claims that the Southeast Asian states’ approach to positive peace, reflected in the notion of comprehensive security and the building of national and regional resilience, is instructive in understanding peaceful transformations in the region.
ISSN: 0951-2748
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2022.2075440
Rights: © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. All rights reserved.
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