Diffusing Regional Integration: The EU and Southeast Asia

Jetschke, Anja and Murray, Philomena, (2011). Diffusing Regional Integration: The EU and Southeast Asia. West European Politics, 35(1), 174-191

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    Author Jetschke, Anja
    Murray, Philomena
    Title Diffusing Regional Integration: The EU and Southeast Asia
    Appearing in West European Politics
    Volume 35
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2011-12
    Place of Publication N/A
    Publisher Routledge
    Start page 174
    End page 191
    Language En
    Abstract Given its distinctive structure and norms, is ASEAN's recent institutionalisation an instance of diffusion from the EU to ASEAN? Or do we observe adaptation to changes in the external and domestic environments of ASEAN states that are unrelated to, or independent of, the EU? Or is there some combination of both at work here – diffusion and adaptation to changes that do not relate to the EU? This article argues that ASEAN members have started to adopt EU-style institutions, in particular, the EU's Committee of Permanent Representatives and economic integration processes. This adoption process can be conceived as both lesson-drawing and normative emulation from the EU. This has not led to a comprehensive and systematic copying of EU institutions by ASEAN. Rather, member states have acted selectively in line with their ‘cognitive priors' about state sovereignty. We observe institutional change only, but not a change in behavioural practices.
    Copyright Holder Routledge
    Copyright Year 2011
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1080/01402382.2012.631320
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