Dr. Alice Ba

A Horizontal Rule
Dr. Alice Ba

Associate Professor
Political Science and International Relations
458 Smith Hall
Phone: (302) 831-1937

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Alice D. Ba, PhD (University of Virginia, 2000) joined the Department in 2000. Her research focuses on the politics and processes of regionalism in East Asia and the Asia Pacific, especially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); questions of institutional legitimacy and change; Southeast Asia’s relations with China, the United States, and Japan; and also social constructivist IR theory. She teaches courses on Southeast Asian comparative development and world relations, Chinese politics and foreign policy, international relations, as well as graduate courses on international relations theory and comparative regionalisms. She has served as director of Asian Studies at UD since fall 2009. Professor Ba is on sabbatical leave during 2014-2015.

Recent Publications:

(Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asia: Regions, Regionalisms, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.

“The Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Between Internal and External Legitimacy.” In Dominik Zaum (ed.) Legitimating International Organizations: Practice and Problems. (Oxford University Press 2013): 131-162.

“ASEAN Centrality Imperiled? ASEAN Institutionalism and the Challenges of Major Power Institutionalization,” in Ralf Emmers, ed., ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia (Abingdon and New York, Routledge: 2011): 122-137.

“Staking Claims and Making Waves in the South China Sea: How Troubled Are the Waters?” Contemporary Southeast Asia (December 2011): 269-291.

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