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Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia Review

Reviews of the 1st Edition (2001):

 'Innovative and stimulating…the theoretical and empirical sophistication that Acharya displays makes this book sure to be a key work on the security and political aspects of ASEAN for academics and policymakers…a vivid and cutting-edge work' - American Political Science Review

 'A wise book…the author expresses judgments that challenge analysts in Southeast Asia itself to consider seriously what can be done to chart a new course for the region.' - Journal of Asian Studies

 'Acharya's book stands as a major contribution to the ongoing Asian security debate and contributes substantially to the quality of that debate's policy analysis.' - Survival

 'An invaluable resource for every student of the region.' - Pacific Affairs

 'A comprehensive and convincing evaluation of the effect of norms of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on its member states a scrupulously fair account of ASEAN's development.' - International Journal

 'A fascinating and important book…Regional specialists will find a great deal to mull over in this nuanced and compelling analysis.' - Pacific Review

 'Among the scholars writing on the interface between international relations theory and Asian security, one of the most prolific and highly regarded is Amitav Acharya whose work on Asian regional security institutions is particularly prized. Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia continues to burnish his reputation for applying theoretical constructs to regional policy outcomes.' - Contemporary Southeast Asia

David Arase, The American Political Science Review

D. Gordon Longmuir,  Pacific Affairs Review

Shaun Narine, International Journal Review

Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs Review

Simon Sheldon Contemporary Southeast Asia  Review

Anthony L. Smith, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Review

Reviews of the 2nd Edition:

Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia Reviews