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The New ASEAN in Asia Pacific and Beyond

Shaun Narine
The New ASEAN in Asia Pacific and Beyond
ISBN: 978-1-62637-689-2
ISBN: 978-1-62637-709-7
2018/309 pages/LC: 2017048309
"[An] excellent new book.... Narine's comprehensive study is a highly welcome addition to the literature."—Linda Quayle, Contemporary Southeast Asia

"A very welcome addition to the canon of ASEAN studies. This book will be a reference for scholars, policymakers, and other interested readers for years to come."—Maria Ortuoste, California State University, East Bay

"A systematic, clear, and comprehensive introduction to the range of challenges and developments that frame Southeast Asia's contemporary story."—Satu Limaye, East-West Center in Washington


Refuting criticisms that call into question the effectiveness, and even the purpose, of ASEAN, Shaun Narine traces the organization's political and economic development and explores its impact within Southeast Asia and beyond.

Narine considers ASEAN's role both regionally and with regard to the external powers—China, the United States, Japan, Russia, and increasingly India—whose interests so strongly influence the regional environment. His comprehensive, multilayered analysis critically addresses the question of just how ASEAN is evolving to fit the demands of a new era.


Shaun Narine is associate professor of political science at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. His previous publications include Explaining ASEAN: Regionalism in Southeast Asia.


  • ASEAN in the Twenty-First Century.
  • History: From Creation to Crisis.
  • The Postcrisis Reform.
  • Regional Institutionalism.
  • Relations with China.
  • Relations with the United States.
  • ASEAN and the Regional Powers.
  • ASEAN's Role in Asia Pacific.