Are EU New Member Countries Competing against Southeast Asian Countries?

As far as the European market is concerned, the New Member Countries (NMC) have significant advantages over their extra-EU competitors. This argument is based on two sets of strong evidence: (1) statistics indicating the share of imports originating from inside and outside the EU, and (2) distinct benefits that NMCs enjoy but are not attainable... Continue Reading →

Sovereignty and Democracy in ASEAN

This is my response to Conceptualizing the Domestic Impact of Europe by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse (2003). Börzel and Risse address the fundamental question: ‘How do the member states influence the Europeanisation process, and how does the Europeanisation process influence them in return?’ The authors provide a comprehensive tool for understanding the dynamics... Continue Reading →

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