ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community: An Assessment of its Institutional Prospects
Julio S. Amador III
Foreign Service Institute
February 28, 2011
This article examines the idea of an ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and the possibility of institutionalization. ASEAN’s plan for a socio-cultural community is evaluated from an institutional perspective, which takes into consideration the regional political and social environment as well as the role of the individual. By examining the problems in identity-building in ASEAN, the paper shows that institutionalization is a difficult and contradictory process which will have some unintended consequences.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Regional Institution Building, Regionalism, South East Asia
Date posted: April 8, 2011 ; Last revised: September 4, 2011