PROGRAM SARJANA

Problematika Kohesivitas Regional South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Title Problematika Kohesivitas Regional South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Author(s) Anisa Mantovani
Dr. Siti Mutiah Setiawati, M.A.
Areas of Interest Global Politics and Security, AFROMEAS
Publisher Departemen Ilmu Hubungan Internasional Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Gadjah Mada
Publishing Year 2015
Publishing Place Yogyakarta
Abstract/Notes This thesis examines the problems of regional cohesivity in the South Asia Associations for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) from its emergence in 1985 until 2014 by finding the centripetal forces that may bond the region and the centrifugal forces that may challenge the unity of the region. Regional cooperation in South Asia is not a new concept. The efforts in this direction in the eighties project clearly a much felt need among the ruling elite and opinion makers in this region that there is an inherent geographic and cultural unity in South Asia that needs institutional expression of some sort, however vague or feeble this expression may be. But SAARC has not made the kind of progress that we expected when it was set up. To some extent, the reason may be that diferences between India and Pakistan and a hesitation generally among the South asian governments to accord recognition to the need, in order to establish a real community. After that, this thesis tries to summarize some factors needed by tyhe SAARC to tighten the regional cohesivity.
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