Trade and Human Security in ASEAN: Toward Deeper Linkage?

  • Jonathan T. ChowEmail author
Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP, volume 1)


Since the end of the Cold War, the mission of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has broadened dramatically to encompass a much wider range of economic and socio-cultural matters in the region as well as security, while its membership now includes virtually all of continental and maritime Southeast Asia. In 2003, the ASEAN states issued the Bali Concord II, which called for the creation of an ASEAN Community by the year 2015, with a single market and production base comprising free flow of goods, services, investment, and skilled labor, as well as a freer flow of capital. In addition, the ASEAN Community would be increasingly governed by rules rather than informal norms, a potentially significant step underscored by the full ratification of the ASEAN Charter in 2008, which formally established the Association’s legal personality.


Member State Foreign Minister Human Security ASEAN Community ASEAN State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reed CollegePortlandUSA

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