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ASEAN Post-50

Emerging Issues and Challenges

  • Aida Idris
  • Nurliana Kamaruddin
  • Celebrates the first 50 years of ASEAN regional integration

  • Outlines challenges facing ASEAN internally and externally

  • Offers policy recommendations

  • Examines ASEAN with respect to politics and security, economy, and socio-culture


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Aida Idris, Nurliana Kamaruddin
    Pages 1-12
  3. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Jan Vincent Galas
    Pages 35-52
  4. Jie Zheng, Mohd Nazari Ismail
    Pages 53-79
  5. Wendy Mei Tien Yee, Serina Rahman
    Pages 81-99
  6. Zita Mohd Fahmi, Usharani Balasingam, Jake M. Laguador
    Pages 101-134
  7. Zakaria Alcheikh Mahmoud, Yahaya Ahmad, Melasutra Md. Dali, Nikmatul Adha Nordin
    Pages 177-201
  8. Evelyn S. Devadason, VGR Chandran Govindaraju
    Pages 203-229
  9. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Aida Idris
    Pages 239-247
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


The first 50 years of ASEAN integration has brought peace and prosperity to the Southeast Asian region, while the next 50 will undoubtedly be fraught with unprecedented challenges. Today ASEAN not only has to contend with its own internal challenges arising from the highly diverse political, economic and socio-cultural systems of its member countries, it also has to deal with external factors which include shifts in geostrategic balance, fraying global consensus on free trade, populism and xenophobia, climate change, digital revolutions and cybercrimes.

Set against the above background, this edited collection considers some of the contemporary issues and challenges faced by ASEAN in its journey towards more cohesive and dynamic regional integration. Among the topics explored are ASEAN’s evolving partnerships with its key strategic partners including China and the United States on economic policies and strategies, educational systems and frameworks, migration and environmental threats.


ASEAN ASEAN economics Asian economics ASEAN economic growth Economic integration ASEAN Free Trade Area Regional integration architecture FDI Asian higher education Asian migration Environmental economics Asian agricultural economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Aida Idris
    • 1
  • Nurliana Kamaruddin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and AccountancyUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Asia-Europe InstituteUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

About the editors

Aida Idris is Associate Professor at the Department of Business Strategy and Policy, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, and former Deputy Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Nurliana Kamaruddin is Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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