Leadership in Regional Community-Building

Comparing ASEAN and the European Union

  • Siti Darwinda¬†Mohamed Pero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
    Pages 1-28
  3. Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
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  4. Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
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  5. Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
    Pages 221-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-268

About this book


This book examines the role of political leadership as a driver in the process of regional community-building in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU). It considers under which conditions political leadership constitutes a driver of regional community-building and reconceptualises the very idea of political leadership in order to examine its role in a regional context. The book concludes that a comprehensive approach that incorporates political will, the capacity of individual leaders, state capacity, legitimacy, and summitry yields a deeper understanding of political leadership in regional bodies.

Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero is a senior lecturer at the School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her current research focuses on comparative regional integration and non-traditional security with particular focus on cybersecurity and human security issues. 


Regional Community-Building ASEAN and Regionalism European Union and Regionalism ASEAN and European Union Political Leadership and ASEAN Political Leadership and European Union Political Will in Regional Community-Building Political Will and ASEAN Political Will and European Union Leadership, Mediation and Persuasion Skills in ASEAN Organisational Knowledge and Experience in ASEAN State Capacity and Regional Community-building State Capacity and ASEAN State Capacity and European Union Legitimacy and Leadership in ASEAN Legitimacy and Leadership in the European Union Summitry and Political Leadership ASEAN Summit Meetings European Council Summits

Authors and affiliations

  • Siti Darwinda¬†Mohamed Pero
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International StudiesUniversiti Utara MalaysiaSintokMalaysia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7975-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7976-5
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