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Carrots and Sticks for Democratisation in Burma: Policies of the EU and the ASEAN Zaw Oo Presents a preliminary examination of the issues appertaining to the international mechanisms employed in promoting democratic change in Burma by giving incentive and disincentive policies adopted by two regional organizations: the EU and the ASEAN. Explains the interactions of the EU and the ASEAN towards Burma in socio-cultural, economic, informational and technological spheres. Reviews historical background of Burma after independence until ...Continue Reading English 87279
Vietnam in ASEAN: Trade, Investment and Other Economic Effects Mohd. Haflah Piei Studies assessment of the economic cost benefit of Vietnam's participation in ASEAN, both from the standpoint of the original ASEAN-6 as well as Vietnam. Points out the socio-economic background of ASEAN and Vietnam drawing another challenge for ASEAN to have further diversity and difference in the level of development among ASEAN member countries. Reviews export and import direction of individual ASEAN countries and ASEAN as a whole for 1990, ...Continue Reading English 86957
Study Project on Trade Preference for Indochinese Countries (Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar), Final Report Aims to study the possibility of Thailand in trade preference for Indochinese countries (Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia) and Myanmar. Discusses current forms of trade preference, and possibility of Thailand in trading with Indochinese countries and Myanmar under trade agreements (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)). Provides rules of trade preferences of the U.S. and European Union (EU). Analyzes impacts ...Continue Reading Thai 86653
Ideas, Identity, and Institution Building: From the ASEAN Way to the Asia-Pacific Way ? Amitav Acharya Examines the extent to which the development of multilateral institutions in the Asia-Pacific region may be viewed as an exercise in identity-building. Argues that institution-building in this region is more of a process-orientated phenomenon, rather than simply being an outcome of structural changes in the international system, such as the decline of American hegemony. Explains that the process combines universal principles of multilateralism ...Continue Reading English 86616
Managing Thai Trade Policy to Better Access Developed Countries' Markets Suthiphand Chirathivat Assesses the implications of world trade management on Thailand's international trade. Suggests that the dynamics of change in the management systems of the world economy have become more important to the Thai economy. Notes that the country in the 1980s faced more trade barriers than ever from different forms of protectionism especially from the United States, the European Community, and Japan, Thailand's major trading partners. Mentions that ...Continue Reading English 86610
Trilateralism in Asia: Problems and Prospects in U.S.-Japan-ASEAN Relations Studies problems and prospects in U.S.-Japan-ASEAN relations, focusing primarily on the interaction of these three major units in East Asian international relations. Presents challenges of US-ASEAN relations that need to be accepted to regain momentum. Depicts Japan's role in the Pacific region in the 1980s based on ability to reconcile the pressure and involvement with economic and political imperatives. Analyzes the interests of the three st ...Continue Reading English 86606
ASEAN-India Cooperation in Trade and Tourism: Trends and Prospects Suthiphand Chirathivat Studies ASEAN-India relations after the end of the Cold War. Introduces background of the development of ASEAN-India relations since 1996. Outlines ASEAN-India relations from the past to present. Describes the relations from an inter-regional perspective. Deals with ASEAN-India prospects in trade. Provides example of the market structure of India trade and market structure of ASEAN import and export. Discusses the trends in tourism, both AS ...Continue Reading English 86238
What Can ASEAN Learn From the Experience of European Integration?: An ASEAN Perspective Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the lesson learned of ASEAN from European integration. Reviews the ASEAN economic integration. Studies the major changes and the outcomes since its beginning.Compares the ASEAN success in regional political cooperation and ASEAN success in economic cooperation. Presents ASEAN economic integration reconsidered. Lists all major elements required to foster a new dimension in economic integration in ASEAN. Discusses the ASEAN's challe ...Continue Reading English 86232
Global and Regional Regulatory Changes of Foreign Direct Investment: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN in the Wake of the Recent Turmoil Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the background on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the ASEAN. Gives information on the role of FDI in Southeast Asia. Studies financial crisis and trends in FDI. Describes the impact of the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Illustrates the impact of each ASEAN member state experienced during this period. Presents the investment regimes in the ASEAN countries. Discusses the global context and regional responses for FDI. Studies th ...Continue Reading English 86229
Crisis and Its Impact on ASEAN Economic Integration Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the economic and financial crisis in Asia and its impact on ASEAN economic integration. Provides an overview of the crisis in ASEAN. Illustrates different statistic of economic status of ASEAN member states. Introduces the adjustment of the ASEAN economies, including adjustment and transmission effect and paths to recovery. Introduces the implications for ASEAN economic integration. Discusses the money matters in ASEAN and ASEAN's ...Continue Reading English 86225
Labour Market Integration and Policy Response in East and South-East Asia Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with an overview of labour market integration and policy in East and South-East Asia (ESEA). Defines the labour market integration within the global context of regional economic integration. Presents a broad conceptual background of labour market integration. Introduces labour market integration as a direct reflection of the extent of factor mobility and trade between two economies. Shows the recent experiences of labour mobility in ESE ...Continue Reading English 86217
ASEAN-China Economic Partnership in an Integrating World Economy Suthiphand Chirathivat Reviews history of China in economic integration in the region. Discusses some caveats from the principle. Shows the perspective of international conflict derived from fundamental social and economic contradiction. Evaluates the changing space of ASEAN and China economic linkages. Give an overview of major trading partners for exports of ASEAN and China. Details ASEAN-China economic relationship after the China's accession into the WTO. Pro ...Continue Reading English 86213
ASEAN-China Free Trade Area: Background, Implications and Future Development Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the economic development of ASEAN-China. Reviews the background of ASEAN-China FTA and the growing development of FTAs. Figures the six major elements that ASEAN and China adapt to a framework of economic cooperation. Focuses on the implication of ASEAN-China FTA as an integral part of the future course of ASEAN-China economic partnerships. Presents a framework agreement according to the ASEAN Summit in Singapore in 2000. Includes ...Continue Reading English 86210
APEC-Possibilities of Institutionalization: Between Myths and Realistics Suthiphand Chirathivat Presents the emergence of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( APEC) as an important regional forum. Reviews the APEC objectives according to the Seoul declaration. Emphasizes the unexpected results of APEC over 6 years. Studies the criticism of APEC on two issues such as economic success and different level of economy of different members. Describes the economic linkages among the Asia Pacific countries and the process of regional economic int ...Continue Reading English 86208
ASEAN Prospects for Regional Integration and the Implications for the ASEAN Legislative and Institutional Framework Suthiphand Chirathivat Introduces the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Organization (AIPO) in engaging the process of trade liberalization and economic cooperation within ASEAN. Reviews past ASEAN economic achievements. Outlines potential problems and policy implications for ASEAN legal commitments while examining the consistency of its institutional framework. Summarizes the progress of ASEAN economic integration and cooperation from the past to present. Assesses the deg ...Continue Reading English 86206
Vietnam and the Membership in ASEAN: National Benefits and Regional Integration Piyanuch Sananseang Studies national benefits and regional integration of ASEAN after Vietnam became a new member in ASEAN. Presents the aggression of Vietnam in Cambodia and the reflection of ASEAN to the situation. Explains how Vietnam joins ASEAN and the process of becoming a new member in ASEAN related to economics, security, and politics. Discusses attitudes of ASEAN members and obstacles of Vietnam when joining ASEAN. Deals with attempts of Vietnam in deve ...Continue Reading Thai 86060
Strengthening ASEAN Cooperation in Canned Pineapple, Canned Tuna, Tapioca, Frozen Chicken and Frozen Shrimp: Seminar on 15 September 2000, Siam City Hotel, Bangkok Seminar on Strengthening ASEAN Cooperation in Canned Pineapple, Canned Tuna, Tapioca, Frozen Chicken and Frozen Shrimp (2000 : Bangkok) Reports the seminar held in Bangkok on 15 September 2000. Gives an overview of the current situation of industrial production in all five sectors in ASEAN and the world. Elaborates on the worldwide trade in each product, including problems and obstacles. Suggests opportunities for cooperation among ASEAN countries to optimize trade in cassava (tapioca) and frozen shrimp. Proposes an ASEAN action plan for each product, specifying actions in the ...Continue Reading English 85777
Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Bangkok Summit Declaration on the Progress of AESAN, Vietnam's Membership, Greater Economic Cooperation and Closer Political Cooperation in International Fora Sompong Sucharitkul Summarizes the results of the Fifth Formal ASEAN Summit Meeting in Bangkok on December 14-15, 1995, briefly inform the previous ASEAN summits and documents, which are the result of each meeting. Presents the Bangkok Summit Declaration of 1995, covering the political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, functional cooperation, and external relations. Includes the annexes in the end. English 85264
AFTA and the Real Free Trade Area, Final Report Studies ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) in terms of problems and impacts on ASEAN countries' overall economy. Describes the use of Computable General Equilibrium Model (CGE) in the study of AFTA. Examines ASEAN countries' taxation, trade, and economic structure. Mentions the use of composition simulation technique in analyzing the impacts of AFTA. Analyzes the impacts of AFTA on Thailand's economy by using Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) an ...Continue Reading Thai 85160
AFTA and the Real Free Trade Area, Executive Summary Gives background of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). Mentions the purposes of the research which are to study problems and impacts of AFTA on ASEAN countries' overall economy, to analyze Thailand's opportunities in expanding trade in agricultural sector and industrial sector, to propose policy about trade negotiation between Thailand and trade partners in ASEAN, and to suggest guidelines for Thailand in increasing competitiveness and expanding mark ...Continue Reading Thai 85159