03 May 2016

The ASEAN Economic Community: A Conceptual Approach

Jacques Pelkmans


Author: Jacques Pelkmans

Series: CEPS researcher's work published externally

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has experienced rapid economic growth for many years. Although the population of ASEAN is larger than the EU-28, the emerging ASEAN market, called the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), is still little understood by policy makers in many parts of the world, by business professionals and students, as well as by scholars in economics, business, politics and economic law. This book by Jacques Pelkmans provides, for the first time, a rigorous analytical approach of the new AEC and its intricacies. It sets out its ambition, scrutinises its economic integration logic and detects its deficits. Besides a detailed analysis of the AEC Roadmap, Pelkmans also elaborates on its achievements. Several strategic economic options for the AEC, in particular as an instrument to accelerate the economic development of the region, are explored.

Jacques Pelkmans is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies. He is a seasoned observer of ASEAN economic integration and has written extensively on it in Asian and European publications.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Price:  $49.99

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