Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia

Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management

  • Mikio Oishi

Part of the Asia in Transition book series (AT, volume 3)

About this book


This book looks at major contemporary conflicts —intra and interstate— in Southeast Asia from a conflict management perspective. Starting with the view that the conventional ASEAN conflict-management methods have ceased to be effective, it looks for new conflict-management patterns and trends by investigating seven contemporary cases of conflict in the region. Focusing on the incompatibilities involved in each case and examining how they have been managed—whether by integration, co-existence, elimination or maneuvering around the conflict—the book sheds new light on the significance of managing conflict in achieving and maintaining the stability of the Southeast Asian region. It makes a significant theoretical contribution to the field of peace and conflict studies by proposing the concept of “mediation regime” as the key to understanding current conflict management within ASEAN.


ASEAN Version of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) ASEAN and Conflict Management Ambalat Dispute between Indonesia and Malaysia Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia Ethnic Conflict in Aceh, Indonesia Ethnic Conflict in Southern Philippines (Mindanao) Ethnic Conflict in Southern Thailand New ASEAN Way Political Conflict in Myanmar and ASEAN Preah Vinear Temple on the Thai-Cambodian Border South China Sea Dispute Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikio Oishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Brunei Studies and Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam

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