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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

Chapter 1 - Introduction


This volume chronicles the experience of ASEAN Member States in pursuing trade and investment liberalization in services markets. Using a multidisciplinary and comparative regionalism lens, drawing on law, economics and global political economy, it takes stock of ASESAN achievements to date in opening services markets; identifies a number of the challenges that the regional grouping can be expected to encounter on the way to realizing the AEC Blueprint 2025 aims; and situates such efforts against the backdrop of efforts at creating a European Single Market for services.