ASEAN Centrality in a Comparative Perspective（2020_2_40_021）
Existing studies on “ASEAN Centrality” fail to examine whether ASEAN actually has centrality in institution-building diplomacy in Asia-Pacific. This is mainly because the studies ?lack comparative perspectives. The proposed study first generalizes the concept of centrality in regional international relations and then examines whether a certain regional institution has centrality in the formation of various regional institutions. We will compare ASEAN and Mekong, which is a subset of the former. ASEAN/Mekong will also be compared with other regions such as Europe and Africa.
April 2020 - March 2022
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