This thesis demonstrates both the extent and the limits of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) ability to cooperate as a security community. The
intent of the dissertation is to analyse the relevance and feasibility of preserving
sovereign prerogatives within a framework of regional cooperation among the five core
ASEAN member states: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. The
study particularly reflects the tensions between the individual member-states'...[Show more]
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