ASEAN 211 – ASEAN in Transition

Course Title: ASEAN in Transition

Prerequisites: None

Number of Units: 3

Course Description: Various phases of organizational transition of ASEAN from its early period of establishment to the years of organizational changes in the ASEAN declared governing principles and charter, membership expansion, functions, and organizational directions that have transitioned in the nearly half a century of history and existence.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Discuss the various phases of ASEAN organizational transition;
2. Map out portrait of the growth and expansion of ASEAN in a transitional flow covering the guiding principles, number of memberships, expanding organizational functions, and organizational development directions of ASEAN over the plane of time and transition
trends; and
3. Identify the transitional changes of and transformation of ASEAN with critical and accurate insights on the factors and dynamics of the organic regional body.

Course Outline:

Unit I: ASEAN in the Era of Ideological I Divides
Module 1: ASEAN fathered by home region initiative
Module 2: Non-ideological Forms of Accommodation
Module 3: Distancing from External Persuasions

Unit II: Regionalism and Globalization
Module 4: Regional Trends in Asia
Module 5: Globalization and Impacts on ASEAN
Module 6: Multi-level Responses of ASEAN

Unit III: Charting ASEAN Response to Shifting Challenges and Opportunities

Module 7: ASEAN Cultural Community
Module 8: ASEAN Economic Community
Module 9: ASEAN Political and Security Community
Unit IV: Intra-ASEAN and Extra-ASEAN Transition
Module 10: Pursuing Intra-ASEAN Integration
Module 11: Cumulative Recognition of ASEAN by Extra-ASEAN Entities
Module 12: Synchronizing and Bridging Regional and Global Integration

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