From Brexit to ASEAN: No Room for Complacency


ผศ.ดร.ติญทรรศน์ ประทีปพรณรงค์


The Sixth International Conference on Advancement of Development Administration 2017—Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies


On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, Britain has voted in a historic referendum to withdraw her
membership of the European Union (EU). A surge in EU migrants coming to Britain was
seen as a major cause of Brexit. This paper argues that the real reason for Brexit was the
failure of political elites to communicate the importance of Britain being part of the EU to
ordinary people. Apart from the EU, Brexit can surely give the Association of Southeast

Asian Nations (ASEAN) some lessons to learn. For instance, a survey on ASEAN aware-
ness highlighted that most people from some major ASEAN member states (e.g., Singa-
pore) are unaware of ASEAN’s current development and are somewhat ambivalent about

regional integration. These reflect the absence of effective communication between the

elites and the people in ASEAN, and there should be no room for complacency. This arti-
cle suggests strategic plans for raising ASEAN public awareness of regional integration.

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