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The Political Economy of Myanmar’s Transition
Since holding elections in 2010, Myanmar has transitioned from a direct military dictatorship to a formally democratic system and has embarked on a period of rapid economic reform. After two decadesExpand
Understanding China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’: beyond ‘grand strategy’ to a state transformation analysis
Abstract China’s massive ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) – designed to build infrastructure and coordinate policymaking across Eurasia and eastern Africa – is widely seen as a clearly-defined,Expand
ASEAN's unchanged melody? The theory and practice of ‘non-interference’ in Southeast Asia
Abstract The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is widely supposed by theorists and commentators of many persuasions to have elevated the principle of absolute non-interference in theExpand
Explaining the failure of the ASEAN economic community: the primacy of domestic political economy
Abstract All reliable indicators suggest that ASEAN's (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Economic Community (AEC) will not be successfully established by its 2015 deadline. Why? AgainstExpand
ASEAN's Albatross: ASEAN's Burma Policy, from Constructive Engagement to Critical Disengagement
  • L. Jones
  • Political Science
  • 16 September 2008
Abstract Following the abortive “Saffron Revolution” of autumn 2007, Burma's ASEAN partners were subject to the timeworn criticism that the grouping persistently fails to act against its pariahExpand
Still in the “Drivers’ Seat”, but for how Long? ASEAN's Capacity for Leadership in East-Asian International Relations
  • L. Jones
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2010
This paper assesses the capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to moderate great-power relations in East Asia, especially in light of recent regional developments that haveExpand
Rising powers and state transformation: The case of China
This article draws attention to the transformation of statehood under globalisation as a crucial dynamic shaping the emergence and conduct of ‘rising powers’. That states are becoming increasinglyExpand
Rethinking the Role of State-owned Enterprises in China’s Rise
ABSTRACT The massive overseas expansion of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is a central aspect of China’s ‘rise’ to great-power status. There is significant disagreement, however, over how toExpand
The politics and governance of non-traditional security
The international security literature has recently observed the growing “securitization” of issues outside the traditional concern with interstate military conflict. However, this literature offersExpand
Theorizing Foreign and Security Policy in an Era of State Transformation: A New Framework and Case Study of China
There is growing evidence of the transformation of statehood under globalization, specifically, the fragmentation, decentralization and internationalization of state apparatuses.Whilemost pronouncedExpand