Shocks of Recognition: Leifer, Realism and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

In this important book many of Michael Leifer's students, colleagues and friends come together to explore the key themes of his work. The particular themes explored include the notion of 'order' - a key theme in Michael Leifer's work, the institutions concerned with regional order, especially ASEAN and the ASEAN Regional Forum, maritime security and its management, a little studied but highly important aspect of Southeast Asian Security, and the making of foreign policy within particular states, where Michael Leifer emphasised the important role of the different worldviews of different states. The book concludes with an overall assessment of Michael Leifer's contribution to the study of Southeast Asian international politics.