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The ASEAN Economic Community
A Conceptual Approach

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

  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107590731

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  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has experienced rapid economic growth for many years. Although the population of ASEAN is larger than the EU-28, the emerging ASEAN market, called the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), is still little understood by policy makers in many parts of the world, by business professionals and students, as well as by scholars in economics, business, politics and economic law. This book provides, for the first time, a rigorous analytical approach of the new AEC and its intricacies. It sets out its ambition, scrutinises its economic integration logic and detects its deficits. Besides a detailed analysis of the AEC Roadmap, the book also elaborates on its achievements. Several strategic economic options for the AEC, in particular as an instrument to accelerate the economic development of the region, are explored.

    • Rigorous about economic integration logic - provides greater clarity on factual (as opposed to declared) AEC ambitions, whilst exposing weaknesses, inconsistencies and deficits
    • Tests the mechanisms of the AEC – provides a detailed analysis of the AEC Roadmap and its implementation so far
    • Outlines future AEC economic strategy - explores several options of how ASEAN can exploit its hybrid remit of a single market and 'production base'
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107590731
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    1. Introduction and purpose
    2. Foundations of economic integration fundamentals, stages and credibility
    3. Conceptual foundation of the ASEAN Economic Community?
    4. Implementation of the AEC: progress in adopting instruments from the Roadmap
    5. A reality check: comparing the AEC and NAFTA on substance
    6. Options for the AEC and their practical implications
    7. Conclusions
    Executive summary

  • Author

    Jacques Pelkmans, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
    Jacques Pelkmans is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). He is a seasoned observer of ASEAN economic integration and has written extensively on it in Asian and European publications. He has had a varied and extensive career which has combined technical as well as conceptual work on both European economic integration and on ASEAN, first on AFTA (the ASEAN free trade area) and later for the ASEAN Economic Community.

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