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W(h)ither the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)? W(h)ither constructivism? Fixity of norms and the ASEAN Way

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International Relations, Volume: 33, Issue: 3, Pages: 413 - 432

Swansea University Author: Alan Collins Orcid Logo

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This paper uses the reflection on the direction (whither) and health (wither) of Constructivism and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that has been witnessed in 2017 to see what these deliberations reveal about the fixity of norms and their contestation. The argument presented is th...

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Published in: International Relations
ISSN: 0047-1178 1741-2862
Published: SAGE Publications 2019
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa48328
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Abstract: This paper uses the reflection on the direction (whither) and health (wither) of Constructivism and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that has been witnessed in 2017 to see what these deliberations reveal about the fixity of norms and their contestation. The argument presented is that constitutive norms create fixed parameters of shared understandings but that within those parameters the meaning and application of the norm can be contested and debated.
Keywords: Constructivism, Norms, ASEAN Way, contestation
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Issue: 3
Start Page: 413
End Page: 432