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Communities and Citizens: Identity and Difference in Discourses of Asia-Pacific Regionalism


Narramore, TE, Communities and Citizens: Identity and Difference in Discourses of Asia-Pacific Regionalism, Citizenship Studies, 2, (1) pp. 69-88. ISSN 1362-1025 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13621029808420670


In the post-Cold War world era, increasing attention is being given to forces of regionalism in global politics. These forces raise the possibility of thinking about citizenship beyond the usual borders of the political communities of nation-states. Yet the extension of questions of citizenship to regional levels does not dispel the problems of identity formation and the suppression or exclusion of difference in the construction of communities. In the burgeoning discourses of Asia-Pacific regionalism there is a new orthodoxy which combines elements of neo-realism, neo-liberalism and what is often referred to as an 'Asian way'. But this new orthodoxy neither surrenders nor disturbs sovereign statehood. As a result, discourses of Asia-Pacific regionalism reinforce the kinds of citizenship granted by political communities of existing nation-states of the region and fail to recognize difference within and between these communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Narramore, TE (Dr Terry Narramore)
ID Code:12867
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-05

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