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ASEAN's External Agreements
Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action


Part of Integration through Law:The Role of Law and the Rule of Law in ASEAN Integration

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107498150

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  • ASEAN is coming of age as an international actor and international treaty-maker. To date, more than two hundred external agreements and other instruments have been concluded in the name of ASEAN. This book provides the first systematic account of the legal framework governing ASEAN's burgeoning external relations practice. It focuses in depth on ASEAN's wide-ranging mandate to promote its values and principles in the wider region and beyond, as well as the highly intergovernmental, and at times haphazard, handling of the bloc's relations with the outside world. Furthermore, it reveals that there are two basic meanings of ASEAN in its international dealings, which have important implications under international law: ASEAN as an international organisation with its own legal personality and ASEAN as the collectivity of its member states. This timely and thoughtful book is a valuable resource for practitioners and scholars of international law, ASEAN law, international relations, regional integration and governance.

    • First comprehensive account of the external relations practice of ASEAN, including international treaty-making and 'soft' instruments
    • Written by a leading group of scholars from around the world, bringing together international law and international relations perspectives
    • Presents a broad and systematic analysis of ASEAN external agreements and discerns emerging patterns of practice for ASEAN providing readers with the distinctive features of ASEAN as an international treaty-maker
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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107498150
    • length: 618 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 43 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The legal and institutional framework for ASEAN external agreements: the centrality of ASEAN
    3. An inventory and typology of ASEAN external instruments: overview and trends
    4. ASEAN as a contracting party
    5. Beyond market access? The anatomy of ASEAN's preferential trade agreements
    6. A regional strategy: a typology of ASEAN partnership and co-operation agreements
    7. Between great-power rivalries and supranationality: ASEAN external instruments and regional hedging strategies
    Executive summary

  • Authors

    Marise Cremona, European University Institute, Florence
    Marise Cremona is Professor of European Law and a co-Director of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute, Florence. Her research interests are in the external relations law of the European Union; she is particularly interested in the constitutional basis for EU external relations law and the legal and institutional dimensions of the EU's foreign policy, the interaction between national, regional and international legal and policy regimes, and the EU as an exporter of values and norms.

    David Kleimann, European University Institute, Florence
    David Kleimann is a Doctoral Researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and a Research Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels. Within the area of international trade law and policy, his main expertise and research interest is the substantive coverage of the most recent generation of preferential trade agreements (PTA), as well as the institutional innovations that these treaties feature. Moreover, he has a keen interest in the policy implications of European Parliament's empowerment on trade policy matters following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

    Joris Larik, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
    Joris Larik is a Senior Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and Associate Fellow at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven. Dr Larik's work focuses on global governance reform and the advancement of global normative frameworks, the legal and policy aspects of EU external relations, comparative and multilevel constitutional law and comparative regional integration.

    Rena Lee, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
    Rena Lee is Senior State Counsel with the International Affairs Division of the Attorney-General's Chambers in Singapore. She covers a range of issues in various areas of international law, including law of the sea, boundary delimitation, human rights, climate change and privileges and immunities. Rena has been part of Singapore's delegation in several fora, both multilateral and bilateral, including the UN and ASEAN.

    Pascal Vennesson, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Pascal Vennesson is Professor of Political Science at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and strategic studies. Before joining RSIS, he held the Chair 'Security in Europe' at the European University Institute's Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies.

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