ASEAN and EU Cooperative Culture in the Asia-Europe Meeting

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11b.ASEAN and EU Cooperative Culture in the Asia-Europe Meeting

  • Author: Evi Fitriani
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Editor: Mario Telo, Louise Fawcett & Frederik Ponjaert
  • Book Title: Interregionalism and the
  • European Union: A Post-Revisionist Approach to Europe’s Place in a Changing World
  • Publication Place: Surrey, UK & Burlington, USA
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Short Description :

The chapter is both an engaging overview of the new regionalist literature through the lens of the specific experience of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and an exploration of a novel cognitive factor possibly explaining interregionalism’s uneven achievements in East Asia: the distinctive cooperative culture. By cooperative culture, the author means a set of values and self-constructed identity shaped by accumulative experiences from and perceptions toward one’s environment that informs the behavior of actors engaging with other parties. How these cooperation importance cultures have meshed and whether they are changing will be of determining importance of both the EU and the ASEAN.