This course is designed to introduce the student to the international relations system of Southeast Asia and the foreign policies of the Southeast Asian states. Throughout the course three levels of interaction will be examined: the Southeast Asian states as autonomous actors, the regionalization of Southeast Asian foreign policies, and the states' and region's relations in the IR environment external to Southeast Asia. The subtitle of the primary text, "the struggle for autonomy," expresses the key proposition for the examination and understanding of the issues and dynamics of Southeast Asia's international relations.
Farrell, Epsey C. Dr., "International Relations in Southeast Asia" (2005). Diplomacy Syllabi. 212.