Rethinking ASEAN Integration

By Jenina Joy Chavez The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is 45 years old, but it has yet to enjoy wide recognition and support from the ASEAN populace. Many explanations have been offered for this, story not least of which is the distance of the regional formation from the people that it is supposed […]

States of Sovereignty and Regional Integration in the Andes

by Frederic Janssens   The most recent Asean Summit was marked by significant clashes between the Cambodian chair and civil society organisations. Is this a new trend, stomach or just an old habit?   It looked like an attempt to force destiny: while Southeast Asian officials gathered in April at the Peace Palace for the […]

The People and ASEAN’s Complicated Relationship

By Jenina Joy Chavez The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is 45 years old, remedy but it has yet to enjoy wide recognition and support from the ASEAN populace. Many explanations have been offered for this, not least of which is the distance of the regional formation from the people that it is supposed […]

Carving Spaces for People’s Participation in ASEAN

By Jenina Joy Chavez The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is 45 years old, but it has yet to enjoy wide recognition and support from the ASEAN populace. Many explanations have been offered for this, not least of which is the distance of the regional formation from the people that it is supposed to […]

Reclaiming SADC for people’s development

By Thomas Deve Summary of Key note speech during SADC People’s Summit in Mozambique (August 2012) In his Key note address, Thomas Deve delivered a brief but powerful keynote address to the audience gathered at the summit. He outlined the 2012 theme in the context of growing frustration from the citizens on their continued marginalization […]

The 2012 SADC People's Summit Report

We the more than 250 representatives of grassroots movements, visit web community-based organizations, visit this peasant and small farmers movements, faith based organizations, women’s organizations, labour, student, youth, economic justice and human rights networks and other social movements met in Mumemo centre, Maracuene, Mozambique, from 15-16 August at the eighth People’s Summit incorporating the People’s […]

A People’s SADC Myth or Reality

By Thomas Deve Summary of Key note speech during SADC People’s Summit in Mozambique (August 2012) In his Key note address, Thomas Deve delivered a brief but powerful keynote address to the audience gathered at the summit. He outlined the 2012 theme in the context of growing frustration from the citizens on their continued marginalization […]

Financial Architectures and Development: Resilience, Policy Space, and Human Development in the Global South

Este libro se propone contribuir a la construcción de una visión estratégica de los recursos naturales, discount específicamente de los minerales no combustibles, en la geopolítica de la integración latinoamericana y sudamericana, malady incorporando en el análisis los intereses en disputa en el continente.   Autora: Mónica Bruckmann   INDICE   Introducción Capitulo I: Elementos […]

A Case for Closer Integration between South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland?

The Asean Civil Society Conference (ACSC) and ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) provide an annual platform – in paralell to ASEAN Heads of State Summit – for civil society groups  from different political, economic and socio-cultural backgrounds to come together to consolidate CSO’s positions on major regional issues and agenda. The first ACSC was organised in […]