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The Legal Authority of ASEAN as a Security Institution

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

  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108705653

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  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has achieved deeper regional market integration to lay a socio-economic foundation for the development of a regional community, yet inter-state trust is by no means assured as Southeast Asian nations remain steadfast in maintaining their political regime stability against external interference. However, through its institutional practices, ASEAN has emerged as a distinct model of security institution, while the region's contemporary security landscape has diversified with various non-traditional security issues. By looking beyond the veneer of diplomacy and prevailing political circumstances, this book examines the legal nature and form of ASEAN's authority to address diverse regional security issues. It provides a fresh perspective on ASEAN's role as a security institution. With an interdisciplinary analysis, this book reveals the normative role that ASEAN plays in facilitating the processes of norm development, localisation and internalisation as it deals with contemporary security challenges confronting Southeast Asia.

    • Presents an interdisciplinary analysis of ASEAN and its role in regional security enabling readers to gain a deeper understanding of ASEAN law and security policy
    • Critically examines how ASEAN has addressed specific security issues confronting Southeast Asia, providing a unique insight into ASEAN's activities for regional security and their normative impact
    • Provides case studies on the potential and challenges for a regional institution to manage contemporary security issues
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108705653
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. ASEAN as a security institution: its legal, normative and institutional framework
    2. Nuclear security
    3. Counter-terrorism
    4. Maritime security
    5. Cyber security
    6. Human trafficking and people smuggling
    7. Food security

  • Authors

    Hitoshi Nasu, University of Exeter
    Hitoshi Nasu is Professor of International Law at Exeter University. He is an expert of public international law, especially in the fields of international security law and the law of armed conflict. He is the author of International Law on Peacekeeping (2009) and co-editor of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region: Towards Institution Building (2011), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management (2013), New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict (2014), and Legal Perspectives on Security Institutions (Cambridge, 2015).

    Rob McLaughlin, University of New South Wales, Canberra
    Rob McLaughlin is Professor of Military and Security Law at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra. His fields of research focus around law of armed conflict, law of the sea, and military operations, military administrative, and military discipline law. He served more than twenty years in the Royal Australian Navy. He is the author of United Nations Peace Operations in the Territorial Sea (2009) and Maritime Crime: A Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners (2017), co-author of Rules of Engagement Handbook (2009) and Handbook on the Use of Force by Private Security Companies (2016), and co-editor of New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict (2014).

    Donald R. Rothwell, Australian National University, Canberra
    Donald R. Rothwell is Professor of International Law at the College of Law, Australian National University, Canberra . His research has a specific focus on law of the sea, international polar law, and implementation of international law within Australia as reflected in 24 books, and over 200 articles, book chapters and notes in international and Australian publications. Rothwell is Co-Editor of the Australian Year Book of International Law and editor-in-chief of the Brill Research Perspectives in the Law of the Sea. From 2012 to 18 he was Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on 'Baselines under the International Law of the Sea'.

    See Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    See Seng Tan is Professor of International Relations at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Multilateral Asian Security Architecture: Non-ASEAN Stakeholders (2015) and The Making of the Asia Pacific: Knowledge Brokers and the Politics of Representation (2013), co-editor of United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives from Asia (2015), and editor of the 4-volume Regionalism in Asia (2009).

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