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Transboundary Haze Pollution from Forest Fire : Under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution Chamaporn Makepiboon Traces the problem of transboundary haze pollution caused by forest fire. Studies the measures and operations under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze pollution. Presents a documentary research, reviewing the cases of forest fire in Indonesia and North Thailand. Considers the damages to economy, health, and environment. Presents the concepts on the prevention and control of transboundary haze pollution and the governmental responsibility. ...Continue Reading Thai 84754
Multilateral Co-operation and Building Trust: Ideas for EU-Asian Relations Thayer, Carlyle A Considers the relationship between the European Union and Asia with the purpose of developing new ideas for multilateral co-operation and building of trust in the area of comprehensive security. Focuses on cooperation between Europe and Asia in three multilateral institutions: Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. Reviews the recent history of Europe-Asia relations. A ...Continue Reading English 84587
ASEAN in Cultural Dimensions: Attitudes Toward the Community amidst Conflict and Hope Interviews 10 scholars towards ASEAN in cultural dimensions, namely :Jiranuch Premchaiporn, Thaweesak Koanantakool, Sriprapha Petchmeesri, Kannikar Kittivejakul, Komat Juengsathiansap, Pathomrerk Kedutat, Thanes Arpornsuwan, Suwanna Satha-anand, Yos Santasombat, Anan Kanchanapan. Share views on the following topics: freedom of media, technology, human rights, access to medicine, intellectual property, community rights, cultural conservation, ASE ...Continue Reading Thai 84539
The Perils of Incoherence: ASEAN, Myanmar and the Avoidable Failures of Human Rights Socialization? Davies, Mathew Examines the way existing literature has framed failure of ASEAN to act as a socializing agent, both generally and with specific reference to Myanmar. Discusses ASEAN's efforts to influence Myanmar and through the lens of rhetorical action. Considers the question of incoherence by examining the conflicting messages that ASEAN and its members have presented Myanmar over time. Looks at the possibility and desirability of making ASEAN more cohere ...Continue Reading English 84456
ASEAN Liberalization 2015: Thai Society Adapts to Change , Academic Forum on 26 September 2011 at Nonthaburi Academic Forum ASEAN Liberalization 2015: Thai Society Adapts to Change (2011 : Nonthaburi) Compiles information on ASEAN, dealing with 10 ASEAN member countries, ASEAN+3 (China, South Korea, Japan), ASEAN+6 (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand). Mentions benefits from ASEAN liberalization, particularly the ASEAN Economic Cooperation (AEC) in 2015. Highlights the social development and social welfare of Thai society towards ASEAN. Covers topics on children and youth, gender equality, disabled people, human traffi ...Continue Reading Thai 84453
Human Rights in ASEAN: Realizing the People-oriented ASEAN Community with Human Rights, Summary of Proceedings, 4th Roundtable Discussion on 20-21 November 2008, Bangkok, Thailand Roundtable Discussion on Human Rights in ASEAN: Realizing the People-oriented ASEAN Community with Human Rights (4th : 2008 : Bangkok) Summarizes the discussion on human rights in ASEAN, noting that all ASEAN member states have ratified the ASEAN Charter whose human rights centre-piece is Article 14 which calls for the establishment of an ASEAN human rights body (AHRB). Mentions the keynote address on the belief that the establishment of the AHRB will put ASEAN on par with other regional organizations which already have their own human rights bodies. Highlights the contents in ...Continue Reading English 84019
Human Rights in ASEAN--Towards an ASEAN Human Rights System: Role of Institutions and Related Activities, Summary of Proceedings, 5th Roundtable Discussion on 15-16 December 2009, Bangkok, Thailand Roundtable Discussion on Human Rights in ASEAN--Towards an ASEAN Human Rights System: Role of Institutions and Related activities (5th : 2009 : Bangkok) Summarizes the 5th roundtable discussion on human rights in ASEAN. Covers six sessions on the following topics : system-building for the promotion and protection of human rights at the regional level mandate of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR): challenges of implementation in a contemporary setting the three pillars of the ASEAN Community: commitment to the human rights process women's rights, children's rights a ...Continue Reading English 83965
National Strategic Plan for Thailand's Development Before Entering the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 Somkiat Wattanasirichaigoon Introduces the concept of country groupings, dealing with the theory of supernationalism, modernization, and corporate social responsibility. Analyzes the concept of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), considering strategic positioning of Thailand in ASEAN Community. Looks at main factors affecting the economic and social development, analyzing strategic issues for Thailand and expected changes before the AEC. Proposes the national strategic plans ...Continue Reading Thai 83432
ASEAN: Setting the Agenda for the Rights of Migrant Workers Kneebone, Susan Considers whether ASEAN is emerging as a regional leader in setting norms and creating institutions for human rights protection throughout the Asia-Pacific, focusing on the rights of migrant workers. Explains the current situation, in which the main thrust for reform appears to come from bodies outside of formal ASEAN mechanisms. Describes the dynamics of labour migration in Southeast Asia, considering human rights in relation to labour migrant ...Continue Reading English 83377
Challenges for ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms: The Case of Lao PDR from a Gender Perspective Pietropaoli, Irene Outlines the development of the human rights discourse in ASEAN and the establishment of ASEAN Commission on Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). Examines major challenges to these regional human rights initiatives. Deals with the differences in the political and social systems among ASEAN countries, the ASEAN Way , the weakness of the ACWC's mandate and its politicized composition, the lack of civil society par ...Continue Reading English 83376
Trafficking in Women and Children and an Observation to ASEAN Counter-Trafficking Efforts (draft) Rusran, Ranyta Examines the challenges that trafficking in persons (TIP) poses to the world and Southeast Asia. Considers the counter-TIP measures that international community and ASEAN have taken in combating and preventing TIP, particularly in women and Children. Includes an overview of ASEAN key instruments on TIP and relevant bodies. Offers recommendation in terms of what can be done to improve existing ASEAN mechanisms to combat and prevent TIP. English 83256
Towards the Sustainable Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: A Regulatory Challenge for ASEAN States Alonzo Ibanez, Mayla Fermina Considers how principles of sustainable development should frame and guide the decommissioning process. Focuses on the principles of sustainable use of natural resources, precautionary approach, and pollute's pay principle. Looks at sustainability and international conventions that provide the legal framework for coastal states seeking to regulate decommissioning of offshore installations within their jurisdictions. Describes the ASEAN member ...Continue Reading English 83255
ASEAN in 2010 Severino, Rodolfo C Analyzes ASEAN's activities in 2010, covering a variety of ASEAN-centred and ASEAN-initiated frameworks and forums. Reports how ASEAN took several measures to push for the achievement of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Marks the year 2010 with the rise of the United States' public prominence in Southeast and East Asian Affairs. Looks at ASEAN and human rights, considering how the situation in Myanmar has been linked to ASEAN's recor ...Continue Reading English 83240
Open the Library's Door to the ASEAN Community, Proceedings of Conference and Workshop on 18-19 August 2011 at Department of Science Service, Min. of Science and Technology Conference and Workshop on Open the Library's Door to the ASEAN Community (2011 : Department of Science Service, Min. of Science and Technology) Compiles eight papers presented at the conference, focusing on the preparedness of library towards the ASEAN Community. Presents information on ASEAN that information specialists should know, citing the competencies for information services. Considers information services on abstracting, looking at dimensions of benchmarking in foreign university libraries. Describes the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), social enterprise, and ...Continue Reading Thai 83081
Is There a Place for Minorities' and Indigenous Peoples' Rights within ASEAN?: Asian Values, ASEAN Values and the Protection of Southeast Asian Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Meijknecht, Anna Studies background of ASEAN's silence with regard to minorities and indigenous peoples. Considers the concepts of Asian values and ASEAN values. Analyzes how ASEAN accomodates the enormous cultural diversity of this region within its system. Examines whether the protection of diversity is a credible substitute for a direct protection of minorities and indigenous peoples. Determines the tenability of ASEAN's policy towards minorities and indig ...Continue Reading English 82720
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment for the FTA Between the EU and ASEAN, Phase 2--Interim Report Summarizes the Phase 2 analysis of trade sustainability impact assessment (SIA) for the FTA between the EU and ASEAN. Deals with the following sectors and horizontal issues: cereals and grains textile, clothing and footwear motor vehicles and parts financial services fisheries customs and trade facilitation intellectual property rights investment conditions competition policy and preferential rules of origin. Covers two additional case ...Continue Reading English 82576
China and the Creation of ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Implications for Cambodia Chheang Vannarith Attempts to answer the question Why does China want to create an ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA)? Draws attention to the impacts of the ACFTA on the ASEAN member countries, particularly Cambodia. Looks at China's motivations to ACFTA, considering the dimensions of culture, politics, economics. Mentions statistics on China-ASEAN trade, and Chinese investment in ASEAN. Analyzes the affects of ACFTA on ASEAN and Cambodia, citing that Cambod ...Continue Reading English 82541
Facets of Competitiveness: Narratives from ASEAN Illustrates the different aspects of competitiveness and the associated challenges by using essays from ASEAN countries. Clarifies the notion of national competitiveness, emphasizing that the policy goals of the competitiveness literature are identical to those of the economic growth literature. Describes the events that led to the formation of the National Competitiveness Council in the Philippines, focusing on public-private partnerships (PPP ...Continue Reading English 82527
Cultures in Encounter: Germany and the Southeast Asian Nations, A Documentation of the ASEAN Cultural Week, Tiibingen, Summer 1977 Opening Addresses on the Occasion of the ASEAN Cultural Week (1977 : Tiibingen, Germany) Deals with the Southeast Asian Cultural Week in Tubingen during 29 August - 4 September 1977. Compiles articles on political relations between the ASEAN countries and the Federal Republic of Germany, dealing with foreign policy, and cooperation of the peoples. Presents lectures on cultural and diplomatic relations, mentioning cultural cooperation between the ASEAN states. Deals with cooperation in the field of science and technology among ASEA ...Continue Reading English 82403
Ruling Myanmar: From Cyclone Nargis to National Elections Provides perspectives on a transitional situation in Myanmar, considering political legitimacy, governance and justice. Looks at the year 2010 and the unfinished task of nation-building, sovereignty in the Shan state with the case of the United Wa State Army, and governance and legitimacy in Karen state. Analyzes how Myanmar responded to the 2008 global financial crisis, mentioning rural credit system, farmers, and the movement of rural labour. ...Continue Reading English 82160
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