Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN

Incompatibility Management through Good Governance

Editors: Oishi, Mikio (Ed.)

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  • Approaches conflicts in Southeast Asia from the perspective of conflict management in the region’s globalisation
  • Sheds new light on Southeast Asia’s regional stability from the standpoint of managing conflict
  • Contributes to Peace and Conflict Studies by enhancing the significance of good governance in conflict management and transformation
  • Highlights local perspectives on the conflicts under study
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This book investigates the patterns of conflict management in contemporary Southeast Asia. The region has long been characterized by the twin process of state-formation and nation-building, which has been responsible for most of the region’s intrastate and interstate conflicts. While this process is still ongoing, regional conflicts and their management are increasingly affected by globalisation, which not only serves as a new source of, or exacerbating factor to, conflict, but also makes new instruments available for conflict management. Employing the concepts of incompatibility management and mediation regime, the book analyses the management of seven conflicts in the region: the Rohingya crisis and the Kachin conflict in Myanmar, the Khmer Krom conflict in Vietnam, the West Papua conflict in Indonesia, the political conflict in Thailand, the Mekong River conflicts involving five Southeast Asian countries and China and the transboundary haze problem emanating from Indonesia. The efforts to manage each of them are imagined as constituting a mediation regime, and its effectiveness is assessed in terms of good governance. Among the findings of the book is that the measures of manoeuvring around incompatibilities are employed predominantly in managing regional conflicts. In intrastate conflicts, which mostly involve ethnic minorities, the authorities first aim to eliminate, or impose its own position on, ethnic parties. When this strategy proves unsuccessful, they have no choice but manoeuvre around incompatibilities, which may eventually open up a space for mutual learning. In interstate conflicts, the manoeuvring around strategy works in a more straightforward manner, contributing to regional stability. However, the stability is achieved at the cost of local communities and the natural environment, which absorb the incompatibilities in conflict.

About the authors

Mikio Oishi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Since gaining his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Bradford in 1995, he has been involved in research and publication on Peace and Conflict studies, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. Knowledgeable in the world’s major spiritual and humanistic traditions, he is interested in developing a holistic approach to conflict management and transformation in Asian countries, as well as seeking a regional security order reflecting the rich cultures, values and norms of the Asia-Pacific.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Current Conflicts in Southeast Asia and Their Management in the Region’s Globalization

    Pages 1-15

    Oishi, Mikio

  • Myanmar’s Unwanted Ethnic Minority: A History and Analysis of the Rohingya Crisis

    Pages 17-46

    Druce, Stephen C.

  • The Resurgence of the Kachin Conflict in the “Burmese Way to Capitalism”

    Pages 47-63

    Oishi, Mikio

  • The Transformation of Ethnic Conflict in Vietnam: The Case of the Khmer Krom in the Mekong Delta

    Pages 65-88

    Oishi, Mikio (et al.)

  • Political Impasse vs Economic Development: A History and Analysis of the West Papua Conflict in Indonesia

    Pages 89-116

    Druce, Stephen C.

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN
Book Subtitle
Incompatibility Management through Good Governance
Editors
  • Mikio Oishi
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-570-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9570-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-569-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 220
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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