The EU has never been a European solidarity organisation. The European peoples must create their own unity

Lorenzo Fioramonti Crises, sale like those gripping Europe, tend to expose the process and practice of regional governance as technocratic and elite-driven. But citizens and civil society may well demand more voice and power, in a ‘politicisation’ of regions. In a globalizing world, where old and new evolutions challenge traditional decision making and (nation) states find it […]

Los desafíos de la Alianza del Pacífico: Soberanía regional o periferia de lujo

Lorenzo Fioramonti Crises, sale like those gripping Europe, tend to expose the process and practice of regional governance as technocratic and elite-driven. But citizens and civil society may well demand more voice and power, in a ‘politicisation’ of regions. In a globalizing world, where old and new evolutions challenge traditional decision making and (nation) states find it […]

The EU as a template for ASEAN?

Por Kintto Lucas En su genial novela El año de la muerte de Ricardo Reis, José Saramago señala “A esta ciudad le basta saber que la rosa de los vientos existe, este no es el lugar donde los rumbos se abren, tampoco es el punto magnífico donde los rumbos convergen, aquí precisamente cambian los rumbos”. […]

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 […]