Journal of Social Sciences


Sida Sornsri

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This book, "The making of Southeast Asia," is composed of 9 chapters. The introduction in chapter one covers region, regionalism and regional identity which concentrate on unity in diversity, interaction and identity. The author explores the issue of identity in the international relations of Southeast Asia, which is understood as "Regional Identity." He argues "the regionness and regional identity have lurked beneath the surface of major issues in the foreign policy and international relations of Southeast Asia States." I agreed with the author's major issues, such as the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia and the birth of globalization that brought the Southeast Asia establishing the ASEAN just for bargaining power.

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