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ASEAN Resistance to Sovereignty Violation

Interests, Balancing and the Role of the Vanguard State

Published

8 May 2019

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1529202205

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

8 May 2019

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256 pages

ISBN

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234 x 156 mm

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    8 May 2019

    Page count

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    Dimensions

    234 x 156 mm

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    Bristol University Press
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    Examining how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) has responded to external threats over the past 50 years, this book provides a compelling account of regional state actions and foreign policy in the face of potential sovereignty violation. The author draws on a large amount of previously unanalysed material, including declassified government documents and WikiLeaks cables, to examine four key cases since 1975. Taking into account state interests and the role of external powers, the author develops the ‘vanguard state theory’ to explain ASEAN state responses to sovereignty violation, which, it is argued, has universal applicability and explanatory power.

    "An original argument, based on vanguard state theory, that demonstrates the poverty of the dominant constructivist and critical approaches to international relations in this region. A very original and superb piece of scholarship." Andrew Tan, Macquarie University

    Dr Laura Southgate is a Lecturer in Politics International Relations at Aston University.

    Introduction: ASEAN and the Vanguard State

    Chapter One: Interests and Vanguard State Theory

    Chapter Two: The Indonesian Invasion of East Timor

    Chapter Three: The Third Indochina War

    Chapter Four: The East Timor Humanitarian Crisis

    Chapter Five: The South China Sea Dispute

    Chapter Six: The Future of ASEAN Sovereignty?