Paulo Seixas, Nuno Canas Mendes and Nadine Lobner publish a new paper on the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

Paulo Castro Seixas, Nuno Canas Mendes and Nadine Lobner are the authors of a recent publication in the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs.

In “The “Readiness” of Timor-Leste: Narratives about the Admission Procedure to ASEAN”, Paulo Castro Seixas, Nuno Canas Mendes and Nadine Lobter present a review of 48 international journals on the admission process of East-Timor in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The authors found a main narrative which was replicated by different authors, built around the readiness of East-Timor in becoming an ASEAN member - despite the delay in the process of membership. The article raises the possibility that East-Timor plays the role of an identity test for ASEAN.

The paper is available online.

Paulo Castro Seixas has a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology. He is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon. He is also an integrated researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, where he leads the portuguese team for the research project Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA). He recently coordinated the colective work "Ativar Cidades: Modelos de políticas de Cidades", published by Caleidoscópio. He publishes frequently in academic journals.

Nuno Canas Mendes has a PhD in International Relations. He is a researcher in the CRISEA team, and a Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon. He is also the President of Orient Institute.

Nadine Lobner is an Assistant Researcher in the CRISEA team, at Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies.

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