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ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community: An Assessment of its Institutional Prospects

36 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2011 Last revised: 4 Sep 2011

Julio S. Amador III

Foreign Service Institute

Date Written: February 28, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Regional Institution Building, Regionalism, South East Asia

Suggested Citation

Amador , Julio S., ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community: An Assessment of its Institutional Prospects (February 28, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1803830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1803830

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