ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption and Its Impact to the Rise of Transnational Crime in East Java Province, Indonesia


The rise of regional power comes with its consequences. ASEAN as the only regionalism in South East Asia is widely known in promoting ASEAN Community as its main purpose with three main pillars i.e : economic community, political and security community and socio-cultural community. In order to support the idea about “integrated community” and accelerate the readiness of state member, especially in preparing the free flow of goods, labour and services, ASEAN launches the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption. At one point these ideas about accelerating and integrating ASEAN member especially through people-to-people connection seem perfect; however this scheme provide a new challenge to the security of ASEAN member states, especially the non-traditional threats, such as the transnational crimes. This article examines the impact of regionalism at the regional level to the rise of transnational crimes in the sub-national level. By using the implementation of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption to the member states and its implication on the rise of transnational crime in East Java Province, Indonesia, this paper seeks to : (1) Elaborate the trend of regionalism in the global level especially in South East Asia and its consequences to the member states at the sub-national level; (2) Identify the transnational crime at East Java Province, Indonesia after the implementation of ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption; (3) By using the models on anticipating transnational organized crime this paper tries to give the policy recommendation about how to combating transnational organized crime.

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Ni Komang Desy Setiawati Arya Pinatih, University of Brawijaya, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSS2015
Stream: International Relations and Human Rights

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