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Roadmap to an ASEAN Economic Community Introduces roadmap to an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), addressing issues pertaining to the AEC and alternative approaches towards achieving this end goal. Studies the AEC in terms of concept, costs, and benefits. Looks at institutional reforms to achieve ASEAN economic integration, discussing the AEC from ASEAN's transitional economies. Considers the roles of AFTA in the AEC, looking at foreign direct investment (FDI) and the free movement o ...Continue Reading English 69372
Road Safety Considers the importance and wide interest in road safety chosen as the theme of current issue of the Bulletin. Contains five articles, discussing important policy issues related to the improvement of road safety. Reviews preliminary the findings and achievements of a regional approach on road safety in ASEAN which has recently been applied within an Aisan Development Bank (ADB) project in the 10 ASEAN member countries. Presents the value of f ...Continue Reading English 68924
Economic System and the Development of Thai Economy Chusak Charunsawat Explains the relations between economics and economic problems, highlighting the development of economic system, national income, monetary policy, and public finance. Studies the development of Thai economy from Sukothai period to the year 2005, citing various economic crises and government measures for economic stimulation. Raises attention to major economic problems in terms of inflation, current account deficit, saving and capital formation, ...Continue Reading Thai 68649
Social Impact of Economic Reform: Case of Vietnam in Comparison with Some Selected ASEAN Countries Hoang, Thi Thanh Nhan Examines macroeconomic achievements in Vietnam at various stages of reform, covering the periods of 1986-1991, 1992-1996, and 1997-2000. Analyzes social impacts of market-oriented economic reform in Vietnam during the renovation periods, comparing to some ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines. Deals with the socio-economic policies relating to social changes, and looks at the social achievements in three aspects fo income impr ...Continue Reading English 68511
ASEAN Into the Next Millennium: ASEAN Vision 2020 Hanoi Plan of Action Presents the ASEAN Vision 2020 adopted by the ASEAN heads of state and government in Kuala Lumpur on 15 December 1997. Identifies strategic goals and direction of ASEAN, dealing with living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in community of caring society. Introduces Hanoi Plan of Action (HPA), the plan for long-term vision implementation, covering macroeconomic and financial cooperatio ...Continue Reading English 68376
The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History Presents the processes of historical tranformation of Soutehast Asian countries with the chronological narrative of events. Introduces the 18th century world that colonialism was still marginal to most of SE. Asia. Examines change in the era of direct Western domination in the region, from the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th. Focuses on economic and social history, gender, and ecology, describing the long-term impact of gl ...Continue Reading English 68227
Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries in Southeast Asia: Post-Harvest Practices and Trade Introduces the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) adopted in 1995, focusing on Article 11 which deals with Post-Harvest Practices and Trade. Presents the roles of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in the project on the Regionalization of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (RCCRF) in Southeast Asia. Clarifies implication and applicability of the CCRF, considering the issues of traditions and fish ...Continue Reading English 68214
Proceedings of ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium Fish for the People , Vol.II: Technical Report, 19-24 November 2001, The Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium Fish for the People (2001 : Bangkok) Presents resolution on sustainable fisheries for food security for the ASEAN region, detailing its plan of action in terms of fisheries management, aquaculture, sustainable utilization of fish and fishery products, fish trade, and regional and international policy formulation. Reports the technical sessions of the Conference based on a collaborative process between ASEAN member countries. Discusses fish supply and demand at global level and in ...Continue Reading English 68209
Proceedings of ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium Fish for the People , Vol.I, 19-24 November 2001, The Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium Fish for the People (2001 : Bangkok) Presents resolution on sustainable fisheris for food security for the ASEAN region, detailing its plan of action in terms of fisheries management, aquaculture, sustainable utilization of fish and fishery products, fish trade, and regional and international policy formulation. Provides objectives, schedule, programs, and list of participants at the conference. Annexes remarks, address, and speeches at the inauguration session, abstracts of tech ...Continue Reading English 68208
Asian Development Outlook 2005: Promoting Competition for Long-term Development Presents the 17th edition of the annual economic report on the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Provides a detailed analysis and assessment of macro economic conditions, including fiscal, monetary and balance-of-payments developments, for 42 Asian and Pacific economies for 2004, as well as projections for 2005-2007. Covers a broad diagnosis of macroeconomic challenges and future growth prospect for the region's e ...Continue Reading English 68003
Southeast Asian Human Security: A Regional Citizenship Approach Decha Sungkawan Overviews socioeconomic conditions in Southeast Asia, looking at GDP growth of ASEAN countries during 1992-1999, poverty alleviation, labour migration, women and children trafficking terrorism, drug use, and HIV/AIDS. Examines linkages between traditional security and human security, considering fundamental social rights as the element of human security. Indicates application of the citizenship approach in Southeast Asian community, emphasizing ...Continue Reading English 67669
Pattern and Process of Adaptation Towards Urban Way of Life of Isan Migrants: A Case Study of Hawkers in Bangkok Pongswat Swatdipong Studies pattern and process of adaptation to urban way of life of 28 Isan migrants who become hawkers selling Isan food in Bangkok. Employs qualitative study of 'sociology of everyday life' using ethnographic method, naturalistic inquiry, participatory observation, and depth interviews to collect data. Reviews the results in four aspects : pattern and process of migration as hawkers, aspects of the adaptation to urban way of life, the maintenan ...Continue Reading Thai 67400
ASEAN Concord II: Policy Prospects for Participant Regional Development Ferguson, R. James Analyzes the ASEAN Concord II in late 2003, looking at Southeast Asian ambitious path towards creating a community founded on economic, security, and socio-cultural pillars. Mentions progress in shaping an ASEAN Economic Community agenda, driven by strong Singaporean and Thai interests. Indicates human security and the meaning of development as two related areas which could be utilized to strengthen the ASEAN dynamic. Suggests inclusive develo ...Continue Reading English 67205
A Narration on Commercial City from Tha Tian to Sanam Bin Nam Presents the role of Ministry of Commerce in stimulating economic conditions and strengthening grassroot economy. Highlights agricultural products for exports, citing the case of jasmine rice. Deals with the pro-active strategy for free trade area and free trade agreement (FTA). Considers economic cooperation with WTO and APEC for international trade. Suggests strategy for trade administration, covering topics of intertrader, Thailand market ...Continue Reading Thai 66815
Analytical Study Project on Guidelines for Enhancing the Competitive Capabilities to Support China's Entrance to Be the WTO's Member, and the Management of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Summary Summarizes the study project classified into seven major sections of industries as follows: agricultural products (including rice, tapioca, rubber and fruit) food processing industry (frozen chicken and frozen shrimp) jewel and jewelry industry leather industry electronics and computer industry textile and garment industry and service business (including education, tourism, hotel, restaurant, retail trade, health care services and construct ...Continue Reading Thai 66322
Analytical Study Project on Guidelines for Enhancing the Competitive Capabilities to Support China's Entrance to Be the WTO's Member, and the Management of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Food Industry Gives an overview of food industry in Thailand and China, focusing on frozen chicken and frozen shrimp in terms of production, trade, consumption distribution, infrastructure and government measures. Presents the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis) on food industry, considering the condition of the industry before and after China's assession to the WTO and the establishment of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). D ...Continue Reading Thai 66316
Towards and East Asian Free Trade Area: Progress and Challenges Tay, Simon SC Examines the role playing of ASEAN in promoting a wider East Asian regionalism and an East Asian Free Trade Area (EAFTA). Deals with the ASEAN Plus Three process that has brought ASEAN together with three North East Asian countries (China, Japan and South Korea) making progress in fostering cooperation in a number of areas, e.g. arrangements to prevent financial crisis and to address the spread of public health threats like severe acute respirato ...Continue Reading English 66211
Southeast Asian Affairs 2004 Addresses a broad range of domestic and political issues from a regional perspective, noting ASEAN issues, Southeast Asian economic performance, its relations with China, and terrorism problems. Contains 20 articles of country surveys with such major themes as international conflict and cooperation, political stability, and economic growth and development. Mentions Thailand under Thaksin regime, regarding the war on drugs, Asian cooperation, re ...Continue Reading English 65879
Indonesia's Non-State Actors in ASEAN: A New Regionalism Agenda for Southeast Asia? Chandra, Alexander C Analyzes the attitude of Indonesian non-state actors towards ASEAN and its activities. Points out that despite a certain indifference towards the Association the majority of Indonesian non-state actors still positively value the existence of ASEAN. Divides the study into four sections : the current literature on the role of non-state actors in regional integration theories the Indonesian public's perceptions of Southeast Asian regionalism in t ...Continue Reading English 65746
The Future of Foreign Investment in Southeast Asia Provides the current profile and future trajectory of cross-border investment activity in Southeast Asia. Depicts how the new economy and the forces of globalization have begun to radically alter the business strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), including those operating in Southeast Asia. Conducts a political economy analysis of FDI activity in Southeast Asia's larger economies, using the conceptual framework of economic security. ...Continue Reading English 65739
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