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Information Guide Book: SME Gateway to China Volume 1 Under the Project on ASEAN SME Gateway to China (Cooperation Development Activites to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises: ASEAN SME Regional Gateway Section 2) Reviews important economic groups in China, Chinese consumer behavior and taste of the new generation, and the potentiality of Chinese provinces for Thai SMEs. Describes the preparedness of Thai SMEs before exporting to China, export procedures under the ASEAN-China FTA, practical processes of exporting SMEs' goods to Chinese market, and the following processes. Explains the Agreement on Trade in Goods of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensiv ...Continue Reading Thai 85545
ASEAN in Cultural Dimensions: Attitudes Toward the Community amidst Conflict and Hope Contains interviews of experts in anthropology human rights, science, philosophy, media, etc. to present their social and cultural perspectives on the ASEAN Community integration, especially ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) in 2015. Points out the questions or connections, which are unclear or disconnected in the ASCC Blueprint as people's lives cannot be separated as such. Covers the area of the history of ASEAN and connections with the ...Continue Reading Thai 85510
Labour Factor Risk: Impacts from ASEAN Economic Community Surapol Srihuang Studies the need for labor in the production sector of Thailand, and labor migration from neighboring countries. Explores the frameworks of labor migration analysis, urban/rural migration, and regional labor migration model. Adapts the Blancflower and Oswald (1994) model, assessing the static and dynamic wage curves of Thailand. Performs the economic impact analysis by using time series analysis and structural analysis with the Computable Gene ...Continue Reading Thai 85488
Asian Trends 2012/1 Contains eleven articles on both Southeast Asia and East Asia, covering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community as a challenge of Thai society and ASEAN Thailand with the first female prime minister the political and economic situation in Malaysia under Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak Cambodia and political transparency with democracy as a form of government the change of Laos prime ministers, the country's political situation, the relations with C ...Continue Reading Thai 85466
Neighboring Countries' Perceptions of Thailand Contains seven articles on neighboring country stakeholders' perspections of Thailand, including Burmese perceptions of Thailand and its people with an emphasis on Burmese migrant workers, students and businessmen the status and trends of the Thai image in Myanmar media in the period before the crisis (1978-1991), during the crisis (1992-2002) and after the crises (2003-2009) the perceptions and understanding of Lao media about Thailand and its ...Continue Reading Thai 85447
Twenty years of Political-Security Aspects of ASEAN– India Relations: Issues and Challenges De, Prabir Reviews the political-security relations so far between ASEAN and India to contribute to the understanding of ASEAN and India's political and security relations through ASEAN's non-traditional security priorities in assessing potential threats to the region, looking at the issues on terrorism, issues on nuclear non-proliferation, and issues on energy security. Examines the area of food, health and pandemics, human rights, and migration. Analyze ...Continue Reading English 85318
Study Project on the Manpower Readiness to Support Trade Liberalization in a Fields of Goods According to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Framework, Final Report Suwanna Tulayawasinpong Describes the background on the integration of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the AEC Blueprint, the goods and services in the twelve priority sectors, commitments of Thailand to the ASEAN agreements and the government's policies, including the benefits of the ASEAN economic integration and the impacts of the free flow under the AEC framework on human resource requirement. Examines the situation of Thai labor in the nine priority sectors, forei ...Continue Reading Thai 85194
The Making of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission On Human Rights (AICHR): A Case Study In the Diffusion of Human Rights Norm Mewengkang, Yvonne Examines the evolution process of human rights norm within the region of Southeast Asia, most particularly the making of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). Analyzes the factors that motivate the ASEAN member states to pursue a more liberal agenda of human rights, addressing the internal and external pressures that stand behind the establishment of the AICHR. Observes the evolution of ASEAN human rights norm as one o ...Continue Reading English 85193
Roadmap for ASEAN Community 2015 Covers the blueprints of the establishment of the ASEAN's three communities. Presents the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint, including characteristics and elements as a rules-based community of shared values and norms, a cohesive, peaceful and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security, and a dynamic and outward-looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world and implementation ...Continue Reading Thai 85133
Terms of Reference ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children Provides terms of reference (TOR) regarding ASEAN commission on the promotion and protection of the rights of women and children (ACWC). Gives information of words about ACWC including background, purposes, principles, status of the ACWC, mandate and functions, composition, modalities, work plan and funding, role of the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the ASEAN secretariat, general and final provisions. English 85020
ASEAN Legal Integration Briefs the activities of the ASEAN Integration Through Law (ITL) research project, focusing on the role of law and the rule of law in Asian legal integration. Provides an overview of the project, including timeline and achievement since 2010 to 2013, general architecture, the AEC group, ASEAN external legal relations group, ASEAN and human rights, and ASEAN and the environment. Describes the general architecture in terms of objectives and aspir ...Continue Reading English 85015
ASEAN and Human Security: Crisis-Driven Explanation Terada, Takashi Describes the concept of human security and the ASEAN way, related to the non-intervention principle, state sovereignty, and the responsibility to protect (R2P) approach. Examines the difficulties of introduction R2P as a human security approach to ASEAN by elucidating the process in which ASEAN has been striving to introducing human security norms through key critical events such as the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, the 1999 East Timor inde ...Continue Reading English 84998
Poetics of Women's Literature in Malaysian and Indonesian Writers Binti Ab Rahman, Norhayati Analyzes the characteristic of poetics in women's literature, focusing on the literary works of Malaysian and Indonesian women writers. Discusses how the writers have endeavored to express their experiences in the efforts to elevate the status and prestige of women to a higher level. States the characteristics and requirements in their writings e.g. their own space, and women's real-life experiences. English 84955
Constructive Engagement: Building a People-oriented Community Summarizes the proceedings of the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) Symposium on Methods of Stakeholder Engagement in Regional Organizations held in Jakarta, 2009. Aims to provide a platform to facilitate the participation of stakeholders in building the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Compiles summaries of addresses and presentations, dealing with the state of engagement between ASEAN and civil society organizations (CSOs), and the history of AS ...Continue Reading English 84942
An ASEAN Community For All: Exploring the Scope for Civil Society Engagement Expresses the key findings on civil society in the 10 member states of ASEAN. Offers a broad picture of the diverse landscapes in Southeast Asia in which the relationship between civil society and state varies according to the political system, historical circumstances and societal complexion of different countries. Seeks to identify common trends and idiosyncrasies to provide a regional overview of civil society in Southeast Asia. Suggests se ...Continue Reading English 84933
ASEAN Health Care System: A Collection of Articles Analyzing Health Care System Provides brief information on ASEAN, examining the similarities and differences between Thailand and other countries joining the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Analyzes the health care system of ten countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Covers general, political, economic and social information, risk factors, threats, problems, challenges, health conditions, ...Continue Reading Thai 84918
Services as a New Engine of Growth for ASEAN, the People’s Republic of China, and India Shepherd, Ben Give an overview of Service Sector Development in the ASEAN, China and India (ACI countries). Emphasizes on regulating international service markets by improving service productivity networks. Deals with measures making markets less competitive, looking at lowering the cost of doing business in both domestic and foreign services. Shows how to move intermediate input across bonders through services such as transport, telecommunication including ...Continue Reading English 84886
Asia in the Next Decade Proceedings Records speeches about Asia in the coming decade. Notes that the 21st century will be the Asian century or that there will be a distinct shift in global power towards the Pacific region. Mentions the main challenges which involve the role of China. Points out how to sustain the past years development in the face of a new world. States that Asian countries have to face the growing issue of unequal distribution. Mentions that ASEAN should have ...Continue Reading English 84840
Different Stream, Different Needs, and Impact: Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Thailand (Emigration Yongyuth Chalamwong Studies policies and institution arrangement for managing international migration as part of regional cooperation initiatives and bilateral agreements. Emphasizes on the finding out why the current management of sending workers and protecting workers has not been effective. Uses the theory of push and pull factors for describing reasons forced migrant workers to work overseas. Focuses on the emigration in Thailand, looking at international mig ...Continue Reading English 84768
Different Stream, Different Needs, and Impact: Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Thailand (Immigration) Srawooth Paitoonpong Gives an overview of labour immigration in ASEAN countries, focusing on Thailand. Deals with trend and composition of legal and illegal immigration. Studies the impact of immigration on the economy and labour market, looking at immigration and social problems such as contagious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and human trafficking. Considers how remittances reflect both economic and social impacts of immigration in Thailand on the sending countries. Stud ...Continue Reading English 84762
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