Public Administration In The Time Of Regional Change (ICPM 2013) <br> Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Public Management 2013

Ethno-Cultural Diversity: A Challenging Parameter for ASEAN Regional Integration

Authors
Pimoljinda Thanawat
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Pimoljinda Thanawat
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm.2013.11How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ethno-religious Diversity, Regional Integration, ASEAN Community
Abstract

It can be assumed that ethno-cultural diversity presents a challenge to achieving a full-fledged regional community. It has a profound influence upon internal political security and stability which provokes a far-reaching effect upon governments’ policy orientation, and in part determining whether the process of regional integration turns into a stable progress or slides toward tension and conflict. Even if economic-led approaches are being implemented with the aim of bolstering the integration process, divergent identities based on ethno-cultural diversities are an acute challenge for both governments’ strategic-oriented policies and actions. This article thus sheds light on these issues by capturing the case of the Southeast Asian region in the context of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community, and argues that not only do such diversities shape the political practices of member states, but that as a consequence, interrupt the process of economic-led approaches to regional integration.

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Volume Title
Public Administration In The Time Of Regional Change (ICPM 2013) <br> Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Public Management 2013
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
May 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-65-9
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm.2013.11How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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