The geopolitical churning in and around Southeast Asia and the economic, environmental, political, and social changes within regional states demands scholarly and policy attention. The geopolitical and the domestic shifts are challenging the established regional order, and it is unclear what might result. Will a modified ASEAN-led security community evolve, and if so what would it look like? Or is the ASEAN model under more fundamental challenge?
This session aims to think creatively about the theoretical frameworks, conceptual tools, and methodologies that might animate the study of regional order in Southeast Asia taking into account the interface between the international and the domestic. Granting that the international and domestic matters in any construction of regional order, how exactly can one bring these two “levels” together analytically?