Title: ASEAN-EU Dialogue 2018 - Regional and Inter-Regional Economic Cooperation: Identifying Priorities for ASEAN and the EU
Editors: Fumitaka Furuoka, Aida Idris, Beatrice Lim and Rostika Petrus Boroh
This edited volume comprises papers presented at the ASEAN-EU dialogue 2018, on Regional and Inter-regional Economic Cooperation: Identifying Priorities for ASEAN and the EU. The dialogue is one of the key activities undertaken by the Asia-Europe Institute of the University of Malaya in the context of its recognition by the EU as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCoE) for the period 2017 to 2020.
The chapters in this volume explore issues of regional and inter-regional economic integration and compare and discuss distinct regional experiences. In bringing together scholars, experts and officials from Asia and Europe, it is hoped to advance dialogue and mutual learning on regional integration approaches. The studies are addressed to academics, researchers, students, officials and policy-makers in the areas of ASEAN and EU studies. Regionalism and regionalization, international relations, economic integration, and globalization are among the topics covered.
Today, the EU and ASEAN face similar challenges and problems. Economic and financial difficulties, unemployment risks and market upheavals, and widening social and economic inequality are widespread. Despite differences in history and context, the regions have much to learn from one another. Hence, greater EU-ASEAN dialogue and exchanges of experiences and practices may be key to mitigating shared problems.