Europe and Southeast Asia: The Nature of Contemporary Relations

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12b.Eropa dan Asia Tenggara

  • Author: Evi Fitriani
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Editor: Fredrik Erixon and Krishnan Srinivasan
  • Book Title: Europe in Emerging Asia: Opportunities and Obstacles in Political and Economic Encounters
  • Publication Place: London & New York
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Language: English
  • Short Description :

This chapter discusses the character of relations between the European and Southeast Asian countries. The question is whether the contemporary European approach to Southeast Asian countries is any indication of a changing structure in their relationship. Does the present economic development in Southeast Asia provide a challenge to the European economic prowess that was created through trade monopoly and colonialism in the past? The purpose will be to find an applicable framework to explain the state of relations between Europe and Southeast Asia. Accordingly, this chapter develops in three sections: the results of European colonialism on Southeast Asia, developments in Southeast Asia, and finding Europe’s place in a possible Asian century.