'ASEAN' Category

  • Explaining the failure of the ASEAN economic community: the primacy of domestic political economy

    March 31, 2015

    A new article of mine is now available early-online with the Pacific Review, here. You can download a copy here. Abstract: All reliable indicators suggest that ASEAN’s (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community (AEC) will not be successfully established by its 2015 deadline. Why? Against technocratic, realist and constructivist accounts, this article offers an […]

  • Timor-Leste ASEAN seminar

    December 24, 2013

    Earlier this month I participated in a seminar for government officials and civil society in Timor-Leste on the theme of ‘ASEAN Reinforcement and Regional Governance’, organised by UNTL and IRASEC with support from the EU, World Bank and French foreign ministry. The purpose of the seminar was to brief local policymakers and other ‘stakeholders’ on […]

  • Two recent Monocle 24 appearances

    October 14, 2013

    I appeared on Monocle 24 radio twice last week. The first, on 8 October, was my regular review of the major news stories in Asia (here, about 41 minutes in); the second, on 10 October, was to discuss the implications of Myanmar taking over the chairmanship of ASEAN (here, about 8 mins in).  

  • Sovereignty, Social Order, and Intervention in Revolutionary Times

    October 7, 2013

    I have a new article out in the Review of International Studies, available First Online – it will be out in print next year. Abstract This article explores how sovereignty and (non-)intervention are implicated in the (re)production of specific social orders. Sovereignty and the non-interference principle circumscribe ‘domestic’ politics from ‘the international’, defining who is […]

  • Fifth review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    September 8, 2013

    Another review of my book has been published, this one by veteran Southeast Asianist Ramses Amer of Sweden’s Institute for Security and Development Policy. Writing in the Austrian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, he calls the book an interesting contribution… the book addresses a highly relevant area of research from both scholarly and policy perspectives… […]

  • New Review of ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia

    June 12, 2013

    A couple of friends have pointed out a review of my book which I’d not seen before, by history professor Christopher Gennari, inEast Asian Integration Studies. It’s a positive review with a pithy edge to it: Jones’ work is an important and significant contribution to academic literature… Jones clearly places himself against the current of […]

  • Al Jazeera appearance on violence in Sabah

    March 6, 2013

    I was on Al-Jazeera’s Inside Story yesterday discussing the Philippine Sultan of Sulu’s ‘invasion’ of Malaysian Sabah. You can watch the show here.  

  • Monocle 24 IV

    January 22, 2013

    I appeared again on Monocle 24 last night to discuss events in Asia. The segment starts here, about 47 minutes in as usual. The items I discussed were: Despite Donor Love-in and Ceasefire Pledge, Kachin War Continues (Irrawaddy) Abe cements ties with Southeast Asia to counter China (Kyodo) and Japan and China struggle to curb […]

  • Monocle 24 III

    January 11, 2013

    Last night I appeared again on Monocle 24 to discuss the day’s news in Asia. Here are the links to the stories I selected: Runaway grandmother sparked savage skirmish on LoC (The Hindu) Lao case a ‘slap in face’ for Asean (Bangkok Post) and Vietnam jails 13 for subversion under “draconian” charges (Reuters) Myanmar urged […]

  • ASEAN: a world of should

    December 20, 2012

    The mainstream IR literature typically distinguishes between “regionalism” and “regionalisation” – the former intentionally driven by governments actively seeking to create “a region” and the latter driven unintentionally by non-state, largely economic, interaction, which actually creates regional integration whether it is politically desired or not. In practice, of course, the two phenomena are rarely so […]

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