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The United States and Southeast Asian Regionalism: Collective Security and Economic Development, 1945–75

Analyses the development of United States regional cooperation policy on Southeast Asia in 1945-1975 and its importance to long-term planning for the region that had been the general aim of successive American post-war administrations. Demonstrates the link between economic regional cooperation and collective security in Southeast Asia. Discusses placing regionalism in an international context by examining the influence that the United States policy and various important events had on the development of Southeast Asian regionalism. Examines the developments in British and Australian policy and how developments in Southeast Asia had influence and, in turn, were affected by the policies of the Western powers.