Call for Authors - Auslandsbüro Philippinen
Studien- und Informationsprogramm
ASEAN has faced a tremendous set of challenges, and indeed, the geopolitical and strategic factor had a crucial role to play in the continuous development of ASEAN itself. These range from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, food and energy insecurity, the political crisis in Myanmar, the downturn of the global economy, as well as the intensified major power rivalry between the US and China. ASEAN arrived at a crossroads where it must do more / step up to ensure resilience and relevance in shaping its own regional architecture. The policy and mechanisms for the full realization of the ASEAN Community must be properly drafted with careful strategic calculation, effective implementation, and meaningful evaluation.
Recognizing that there are loopholes and obstacles, as well and existing and potential threats that may hinder ASEAN from addressing the regional and global issues, a few questions must be raised: How can ASEAN revitalize itself? What are the practical reforms to foster regional integration? What efforts should be undertaken to realize a people-oriented and people-centered ASEAN Community?
This special publication aims to explore ASEAN’s weaknesses or loopholes in its existing working mechanisms, policies and initiatives by looking at its main three pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and to offer recommendations for practical reforms. This will be an evidence-based study, co-led by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Offices in Cambodia and the Philippines, in close cooperation with the Asian Vision Institute (AVI); and it will gather eminent scholars with expertise on ASEAN across the region to provide critical assessment and formulate feasible recommendations based on each of ASEAN´s three pillars.
Therefore, KAS and AVI would like to invite distinguished scholars with a research interest in ASEAN to submit their abstract based on a selected pillar to partake in this study.
Visit this link to know more about the project: Report on the ASEAN’s Critical Assessment and Practical Reforms.