The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Conflict Management Approach Revisited: Will the Charter Reinforce ASEAN’s Role?

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  • Amer, Ramses (Stockholm University, Sweden)
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  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
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  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
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Association of Southeast Asian Nations; Conflict Management Mechanisms; ASEAN Charter; Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)
  • Abstract

    The main aim of this study is to assess the role played by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the management and resolution of disputes between its member-states in the South-East Asian region. The ASEAN approach to conflict management is outlined and the context in which it has developed is presented. The achievements and challenges that ASEAN has faced and is still facing in the fi eld of conflict management are identifi ed. ASEAN’s contribution to conflict management in the South-East Asian region is recognized, although the nature of the contribution and the role played by the Association is debated. ASEAN’s model and approach to conflict and dispute management and the possible impact of the approach on the conflict situation in the South-East Asian region are examined from three main dimensions: (1) the core elements of the approach; (2) the role played by the Association in terms of conflict management; (3) the possible impact of the ASEAN approach in managing disputes among its member-states. The possible impact of recent developments within ASEAN – the ASEAN Charter in particular – is analyzed in assessing the role that the Association can play in promoting conflict management.
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    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
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    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
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Update Metadata: 2020-02-10 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2011-03-14