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Reviewing Articles: In Favor and Against Regional Integration

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Regional Integration for and Against Articles

Review two recent articles, one article in favor of regional integration and another article against regional integration. Region is ASEAN.

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration and relate the stage of economic development of the economically integrated region to potential business opportunities.

This can be in one document - just begin the second article at the top of the next page as if it was a new document. Be sure to include citations and references. Also note that the sources to be used are articles.

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The solution reviews articles and discusses whether they are in favor and against regional integration.

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started as a group of developing countries which has over the time become a strong player in regional and international landscape. ASEAN has been a successful regional organization in Asia and Pacific. The integration of ASEAN countries would increase coordination and cooperation among member countries to effectively address increasing pressures of globalization and pressures built up by non-ASEAN countries. The ASEAN charter aims to promote integration through one vision, one identity, and one community. The charter strengthens ASEAN decision making and enforcement. Such binding in the past has led to problems of instability and cohesiveness. If the charter discovers that a member country is not abiding to its decisions, an immediate resolution is reached at.

ASEAN focuses on intergovernmental approach where member countries cooperate in specific fields while still maintaining their individual sovereignty. The ASEAN integration will strengthen it as a regional player and thereby offset the dominance of neighboring non-ASEAN powers. Integration would also improve regional cooperation efforts in Asia-Pacific and ASEAN can set out for other East Asian partnerships. The integration can also strengthen position of each of the member country by enhancing internal stability which could set the stage for future regional partnerships. Lack of partnerships hinders economic ...

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