Is Laos’ ASEAN chairmanship a threat to southeast Asian regionalism?

Sims, Kearrin (2016) Is Laos’ ASEAN chairmanship a threat to southeast Asian regionalism? The Diplomat, 15 April 2016. pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] Laos is a country that is usually described in accordance with one of two narratives.

The first portrays a Buddhist Shangri-La — the ‘real,’ ‘hidden,’ and ‘untouched’ Indochina dreamed of in Western backpacker fantasies — while the second depicts a highly impoverished country in desperate need of foreign aid and technical assistance.

Both depictions have some merit. Laos is rich in Buddhist history and it is predominantly an agrarian-based society where the average life expectancy is just 66 years and Gross National Income per capita is under $5,000. But there is much more to Laos than Buddhism and poverty.

Item ID: 48807
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Laos, ASEAN, regionalism, human rights, Sombath Somphone
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 05:21
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9403 International Relations > 940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade) @ 100%
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