Eero Palmujoki examines the regionalist debate in Southeast Asia from the end of the Cold War up to the beginning of the new millennium. He focuses on the organization of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and covers the political, ecomic and security issues characterizing its development. The book compares the theoretical debate with political developments in the region, from the beginning of the post-Cold War period with its rapid ecomic growth through the Asian ecomic crisis of 1997 and the resulting restructuring of Southeast-Asian regional systems.
EERO PALMUJOKI is currently Research Fellow and Research Coordinator at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tampere. He has published several works on Vietnam's foreign policy and ideology including Vietnam and the World: Marxist-Leninist Doctrine and the Changes in International Relations.