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Building Asean: 20 Years Of Southeast Asian Cooperation
Building Asean: 20 Years Of Southeast Asian Cooperation
By Ronald D. Palmer and Thomas J. Reckford
Praeger/Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1987, 162 pp

Two decades of steady progress have transformed ASEAN into a model of a successful regional organization. This volume provides a good introduction to the history of the organization, with informative chapters on its successes, shortcomings and prospects. Economic, political and security issues are effectively woven together.