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And can we explain the fact that ASEAN placed norms such as democracy, human rights, rule of law and good governance prominently in the recently ratified ASEAN 28 J. Rüland Charter exclusively as a result of interactions with the EU? ), given the multiplicity of interregional dialogues in which Europe is involved. And second, it cannot be generalised from ASEM that interregional interaction necessarily strengthens regional identities. More complex outcomes are imaginable and must be examined: interregional cooperation may, for instance, also launch unidirectional processes of norm diffusion, in which the norm recipients fully adopt externally-sponsored norms or, much more likely, in which they localise them in a way Acharya argues in his localisation theory (Acharya 2004, 2009).
Farrell attaches actorness and hegemonic status to the EU and argues that—even as it reclaims for itself the status of a civilian power—the EU seeks to accumulate power through the exploitation of its economic strength. To enlarge its market is a crucial precondition for the EU to extract maximum benefit from deeper integration. One way of securing these economic interests and ultimately the power of the EU is through interregional cooperation. The latter, in turn, is pursued by the exploitation of soft power.