The lesson from the UK-EU split should not be one of smugness, but that regional cooperation only exists thanks to citizensâ€™ permission, Mathew Davies writes. For decades the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was judged as a pale imitator of the European Union. ASEAN was weaker, enjoyed less support from its members, achieved less substantively and, at the most polemic, was nothing more than a captive of the inter-state power competition between its member states, while the EU was a decisive step away from such regressive practices.
|Place of Publication||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|