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Indonesian perceptions and attitudes toward the ASEAN community

Die Vorstellungen und das Verhalten von Indonesien gegenüber der Gemeinschaft der ASEAN-Staaten
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Benny, Guido; Abdullah, Kamarulnizam

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Abstract The major criticism of the ASEAN Community idea is its elitist approaches. It lacks the most crucial components that have brought about the success of other similar regional organizations such as the European Union (EU): the involvement of the general public in the formation process. This study, therefore, analyses to what extent the Indonesian public understands and perceives the proposed regional community idea. By using statistical tests, the study accesses several interlinked factors such as knowledge about the ASEAN Community concept, perception of the process of establishment of the regional community, and perceived achievement of ASEAN as a regional organization to understand the Indonesian public's attitude. The study found that despite Indonesian respondents' relative lack of knowledge on the proposed formation of the ASEAN Community, they are indeed supportive of the idea. They also show some support for the proposed creation of the regional community under its three core pillars, namely the Security Community, Economic Community, and Socio-Cultural Community. Furthermore, the Indonesian respondents also perceive that the formation of the community would be beneficial not only to their country, but also to the society and economy.
Keywords Indonesia; ASEAN; international relations; development; cooperation; security policy; economic policy; sociocultural development; sociocultural factors; Southeast Asia; Asia; integration
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords International Relations; regional organization; Area Studies; Indonesia; ASEAN Community; regional integration; Southeast Asia; 2000-2010
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
Page/Pages p. 39-67
Journal Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 30 (2011) 1
ISSN 1868-4882
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works