ICIRD 2012: Towards an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC): Prospects, Challenges and Paradoxes in Develo
Venue: Chiang Mai
|Event Date/Time: Jul 26, 2012||End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2012|
Points of concern with regard to development issues include regional disparities, uneven development, the impacts of large-scale infrastructure development on sustainable livelihoods, the enclosure of local resources, new forms of resource governance and accumulation by dispossession. With regard to international governance, the roles of state and non-state actors have been questioned in terms of the issues of democratization, privatization, participation, people-centered governance and transnational mobility and regulations, and on the human rights front, concerns have been raised regarding the rights of non-citizens, identity crises, health, food safety, sovereignty, feminization of labor and non-traditional security. It is clear these uncertainties and unresolved issues need to be addressed before the AEC becomes institutionalized. Needless to say, the larger economic conglomerations are already talking about an AEC plus one, three and even six, as the presence of China in particular, is already being felt around the region.
This conference will bring together various concerned groups, multi-disciplinary scholars and graduate researchers, as well as activists, state and non-state actors, NGOs, development workers, regional institutions and fellow citizens and non-citizens, in order to discuss the prospects and challenges for plans to move towards an AEC, as well as some of the contradictory ideas being proposed. The outcomes of the conference will help foster a wider and deeper understanding of the AEC, plus help inform the public, and prepare people for the changes ahead and to cope with any unforeseen consequences.
1. To provide a deeper and more rounded understanding of regional development under the AEC;
2. To challenge the premise of economic integration and trade liberalization;
3. To examine the human landscape and humanization of development; and
4. To offer a forum for concerns to be heard and tackled seriously.
- private sector associations
- state agencies
- regional institutions
- local people