Publications

In celebrating ASEAN's golden jubilee and playing its part to support the region's integration, ERIA proudly presents a five-volume commemorative publication ASEAN at 50: Retrospectives and Perspectives on the Making, Substance, Significance, and Future of ASEAN.

The publication brings the retrospectives and perspectives of key people who have been involved in the making and working of ASEAN, voices from the ASEAN peoples, and the analytical, insights, perspectives, and reflections of eminent persons and experts on the evolution, substance, and future of ASEAN.

Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

Editors: Surin Pitsuwan, Hidetoshi Nishimura, Ponciano S. Intal, Jr., Kavi Chongkittavorn, and Larry Maramis

Key figures in the making and working of ASEAN (primarily former and current ASEAN Leaders, former ASEAN Secretary-Generals and ASEAN senior officials, and key officials of ASEAN dialogue partners) give their retrospectives and insights on the making and evolution of ASEAN over the past 50 years and thoughts on the challenges and way forward for ASEAN for the future.

ASEAN@50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials


Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?

Editors: Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. and Lydia Ruddy

This book presents and discusses the results of an ASEAN-wide public opinion survey conducted in 2016 by ERIA and research partners based in each of the 10 ASEAN Member States. The survey focused on feeling of ASEAN citizenship as well as aspirations and expectations for 2025 and beyond. The findings show significant challenges both regionally and nationally but nonetheless indicate optimism about the region's future and the potential for ASEAN as an institution.

ASEAN@50 Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?


Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

Editors: Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. and Lurong Chen

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth of regional production networks. The papers in this volume discuss the evolving role of ASEAN economic integration agenda in the domestic policies of ASEAN Member States as well as the contribution of autonomous liberalisation policies to ASEAN economic integration.

ASEAN@50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration


Volume 4: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-cultural Reflections

Editors: Aileen Baviera and Larry Maramis

Part A of this volume looks at the processes and dynamics, challenges, and opportunities of ASEAN political-security cooperation as part of the ASEAN community-building project.

Part B examines the ASCC's progress and explores the ASEAN's role in empowering its people, stakeholders, and institutions as it leverages issues such as social technology, faces sustainable and resilient development pathways, and designs interactive processes and services that secure regional social integration based on shared cultural values.

ASEAN@50 Volume 4: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-cultural Reflections


Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

Editors: Rebecca Sta. Maria, Shujiro Urata, and Ponciano S. Intal, Jr.

The papers in this volume elaborate on several critical policy measures for moving the AEC forward into 2025 and beyond: promotion of seamless trade facilitation, managing rising non-tariff measures, reframing trade service sector development and liberalisation, institutionalisation of good regulatory practice, enhancing connectivity and participation in global value chains, promoting innovation, and others. The papers effectively sharpen the logic and deepen the insights for the above-mentioned policy measures.

ASEAN@50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

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