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Regional Organizations in International Society

ASEAN, the EU and the Politics of Normative Arguing

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers a comparative historical account of ASEAN and the EU organized around three central episodes – founding, legal integration and enlargement

  • Uncovers political visions for regionalism that are no longer part of the official historical narratives of the two organizations

  • Applies an innovative English School framework for Comparative Regionalism that goes beyond Eurocentristic perspectives

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

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Kilian Spandler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Enlargement: Redefining Regional Boundaries

    • Kilian Spandler
    Pages 139-185
  4. Conclusion

    • 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.

Keywords

  • 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

Reviews

“The EU and ASEAN represent two of the most important models of regional integration today, and this book’s novel approach exposes the underlying processes of normative contestation that shape their structure and role. An original and outstanding contribution to the literature on Comparative Regionalism, norm dynamics and International Relations theory.” (Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor of International Relations, American University, USA)

“A fascinating and refreshing account of the divergent development of two of the main regional organizations in today's world. Spandler pushes the theory of international society to new horizons and builds a bridge between Comparative Regionalism and International Relations.” (Thomas Diez, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Tübingen, Germany)

“With a focus on historical pathways, normative structures and deliberated decisions in post-colonial settings, this study links regional organizations with the global order using Barry Buzan’s distinction between primary and secondary institutions. The result is a thick account of a differentiated regional and global order which brings together Comparative Regionalism and International Politics. It is a path-breaking study.” (Cornelia Navari, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, University of Buckingham, UK)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg, Sweden

    Kilian Spandler

About the author

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

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Buying options

eBook USD 44.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-96896-4
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Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)