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Institutions and the great power bargain in East Asia: ASEAN's limited 'brokerage' role

Goh, Evelyn


This article argues that in the post-Cold War strategic transition in East Asia, ASEAN has helped to create a minimalist normative bargain among the great powers in the region. The regional norms propagated through the 'ASEAN way', emphasizing sovereignty, non-intervention, consensus, inclusion, and informality were extremely important in the initial stages of bringing the great powers - especially China and the United States - to the table in the immediate post-Cold War period. During this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
DOI: 10.1093/irap/lcr014


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