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ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia's Single Market

Desierto, Diane A.
Cohen, David J.

978 1 138 93491 7
List price(s):
145.00 USD
90.00 GBP

Publication date:
2 October 2018

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From 2015, ASEAN transforms itself from a loose economic cooperation with nearly four hundred binding treaties and innumerable communiques, protocols, and other regional instruments on agriculture and property ownership, trade, investment, telecommunications and information, energy and natural resources, aviation and maritime security, interconnectivity, transport and infrastructure development. These international instruments will be carried over and amplified under the new governance system for ASEAN when the Southeast Asian states integrate under a single market in 2015. This edited collection is a concise and authoritative volume covering the practical, doctrinal, legal, and policy aspects of the new regime of ASEAN Law. Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, the editors present the legal and policy-making issues implicated in the practical implementation and operation of Southeast Asia's single market allowing for free movement of goods, services, capital, and labour. The book also examines the nature of regional law-making under ASEAN before and after the commencement of regional integration in 2015, the nature of ASEAN's public and private partnership models, as well as the evolving structure for enforcement and harmonization of 'ASEAN Law' through the array of Southeast Asian national courts, designated arbitral tribunals, and the incipient mechanisms for inter-State, intra-regional, and individual-State conflict management and dispute resolution. This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in ASEAN law and policy, and Southeast Asian studies in general.

Table of contents: 

Introduction: ASEAN Law and Integration: Mapping the Single Market, David J. Cohen and Diane A. Desierto 1. Creating Economic, Political-Security, and Socio-Cultural Communities for Southeast Asia, Ong Keng Yong 2. Regional Law-Making in ASEAN, Pratap Parameswaran 3. Legal Harmonization and Enforcement in ASEAN, David J. Cohen 4. Regional Trade Integration under the ASEAN Economic Community, Michael G. Plummer and Edmund W. Sim, Partner 5. ASEAN's Regional Investment Treaty Programme, Regional Investment Institutions, and Investment Disputes, Diane A. Desierto 6. Labor and Migration Rules under ASEAN Integration, Ronald Brown and Yuko Hamada 7. ASEAN Integration and Regional Credit and Insolvency Policies, Charles S. Booth 8. Intellectual Property and Government Procurement Rules under ASEAN Integration, Danielle S. Conway and Xuan-Thao Nguyen 9. Competition Rules and Taxation under ASEAN Integration, Robert Ewan McEwin 10. Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility under ASEAN Integration, David J. Cohen and Michelle Staggs Kelsall 11. Dispute Resolution and Participation Rights in ASEAN, Walter Woon 12. Conclusion: The ASEAN Administrative Model for the ASEAN Single Market, Diane A. Desierto


David J. Cohen is Professor of Law and Co- Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC) at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. Diane A. Desierto is Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC) at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.




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