Regional Organizations in International Society

ASEAN, the EU and the Politics of Normative Arguing

  • Kilian┬áSpandler

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kilian Spandler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Kilian Spandler
    Pages 139-185
  4. Kilian Spandler
    Pages 187-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


This book explores the normative foundations of ASEAN and the EU. It revives the history of the two organizations in an in-depth narrative of the protracted arguments surrounding their establishment, legal integration and enlargement. While political actors used norms to legitimize their ideas for institutional change, the complex and dynamic nature of these norms also provided the breeding ground for contestation and, sometimes, institutional sclerosis and failure. Recasting these processes in an innovative English School framework, the volume makes a crucial contribution to the literature of Comparative Regionalism that goes beyond Eurocentric perspectives.

Kilian Spandler is researcher at the School of Global Studies of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


ASEAN Southeast Asia European Union EU Comparative Regionalism English School framework regionalism legal studies institutional studies global politics political history deconolization normative arguing regional organizations EEC's Association legal integration judicial studies judicial authority law constitutional law

Authors and affiliations

  • Kilian┬áSpandler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Gothenburg GothenburgSweden

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