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dc.contributor.authorJones, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-26T15:20:51Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/9435
dc.description.abstractFollowing the abortive “Saffron Revolution” of autumn 2007, Burma’s ASEAN partners were subject to the timeworn criticism that the grouping persistently fails to act against its pariah member due to its near-religious adherence to the norm of non-interference. Conversely, this paper argues that ASEAN’s policy towards Burma has never been one of strict non-interference, but has always been premised on the claim that ASEAN can encourage political change there. Moreover, the non-interference principle has come under increasing pressure since the Asian financial crisis. The article tracks the evolution of ASEAN’s policy, from the adoption of constructive engagement in 1988, through the gradual frustration of ASEAN’s designs, to its present position of critical disengagement, arguing ASEAN’s failure to take a stronger line has less to do with any binding “norms” than with the interests of the region’s predominantly illiberal elites and the grouping’s increasing difficulties in achieving meaningful consensus.en_US
dc.format.extent271 - 293 (22)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Securityen_US
dc.subjectBurmaen_US
dc.subjectMyanmaren_US
dc.subjectASEANen_US
dc.subjectsovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectnon-interferenceen_US
dc.titleASEAN’s Albatross: ASEAN’s Burma Policy, from Constructive Engagement to Critical Disengagementen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder(c) 2008 Taylor & Francis
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14799850802306484en_US
pubs.author-urlhttp://www.leejones.tk/en_US
pubs.issue3en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law/Politics and International Relations - Staff
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume4en_US


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