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ASEAN: Institutional Redesign and Dynamics, Section II Compiles 14 articles under the session on institutional redesign and dynamics of ASEAN. Provides historical background of ASEAN, covering the early Southeast Asian political systems, post-colonial Southeast Asia, post-war regional cooperation, the formation of ASEAN, institutional framework and recommendations for change, and the structure of decision-making. Describes ASEAN institution building, including ASEAN during the crisis, the ASEAN wa ...Continue Reading English 64704
The 2nd ASEAN Reader Siddique, Sharon Contains excerpts from scholarly writings published since the early 1990s, concentrating on documenting events and issues from 1990 to 2003. Deals with ASEAN in terms of international ASEAN developments such as the expansion of ASEAN's membership, the elaboration of an ASEAN vision 2020, the implementation of AFTA, the founding of ARF, and the ASEAN formal and informal summits. Provides introductory background essays on the Southeast Asian regi ...Continue Reading English 64703
The APEC Region, Trade and Investment Studies Australia's trade and investment with the APEC region, dealing with overall trends in merchandise trade during 2002-2003. Examines direction and composition of Australia's merchandise trade with APEC members, i.e. ASEAN7, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russian Federation, Taiwan, and USA. L ...Continue Reading English 64651
ASEAN-Japan Competitive Strategy Summarizes the papers from the ASEAN members plus Vietnam, discussing their strategy for upgrading industries with attention to the remarkable rise of China. Considers Japan's industrial structure and structural reforms, and measures the competitiveness of ASEAN, China and Japan. Emphasizes the foundations of industrial upgrading in each individual country of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, focusing on the com ...Continue Reading English 64636
Toward ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Compiles papers presented at the second ASEAN-Japan Research Institute Meeting (AJRIM) and the International Symposium, held in Tokyo in 2003. Presents the study into two parts : analytical studies of ASEAN-Japan comprehensive economic partnership, and ASEAN-Japan comprehensive economic partnership (AJCEP) : view from ASEAN. Focuses on economic partnerships between ASEAN and Japan, considering what elements need to be incorporated in AJCEP. Pr ...Continue Reading English 64578
Linkage Between Malaysia's FTA Policy and ASEAN Suzuki, Sanae Discusses two key aspects of Malaysia's policy towards free trade agreements (FTA), dealing with the economic impacts on domestic industries and the diplomatic aspects of FTAs that is closely related to its ASEAN diplomacy. Looks at Malaysia's domestic perspective on pursuing FTAs, analyzing its negative responses towards FTAs, and trade and industrial structure. Examines Malaysia's linkage of FTAs with ASEAN diplomacy, analyzing its participat ...Continue Reading English 64286
ASEAN Summit: Taking the Helm McBeth, John Reports on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali, Indonesia in early October 2003 in the Shape of China's premier and a host of Chinese business executives. Analyzes the China-ASEAN Free-Trade Area. Provides its important economic role as a competitor for investment in the region. Presents the views of ASEAN leaders about China's influence on regional economy. Covers the concept of security community, ...Continue Reading English 64252
Southeast Asia: A Tango Speeds Asean Integration Vatikiotis, Michael Analyzes how Singapore and Thailand have forged a new approach to economic cooperation that could lead to real integration of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Aims to save the regional bloc from economic irrelevance. Deals with the leading way of Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Covers the ways to speed up integration, to start to liberalize, and to forge bilateral ...Continue Reading English 64228
China and ASEAN: Renavigating Relations for a 21st-Century Asia Ba, Alice D Traces the evolution and progression of Sino-ASEAN relations, outlining four phases since ASEAN's founding in 1967, with an emphasis on the two most recent phases. Highlights the generally positive trajectory of their relations since 1989. Draws attention to the shifting US priorities in Asia, and how such shifts have shaped the context in which China and ASEAN have interacted. Mentions China's free trade area proposal and the US war against t ...Continue Reading English 64199
China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Shaping Future Economic Relations Wong, John Studies the modality and theoretical framework of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Examines the pattern of trade relations between China and ASEAN. Analyzes the economic structures of China and the ASEAN countries, and their underlying implications. Deals with China vis-a-vis ASEAN in terms of competitiveness and complementarities. Contains concluding remarks on the opportunities and challenges arising from an FTA between China and ...Continue Reading English 63726
Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Co-operative between ASEAN and China Presents 16 articles of the framework agreement on comprehensive economic cooperation between the ASEAN and China. Covers the objectives, measures for comprehensive economic cooperation, trade in goods, trade in services, investment, early harvest, other areas of economic cooperation, timeframes, most-favored nation treatment, general exceptions, dispute settlement mechanism, institutional arrangements for the negotiations, miscellaneous provisi ...Continue Reading English 63632
Towards a Single Economic Space Deals with bilateral contractual agreements for trade and investment liberalisation, considering a broad range of economic partnership and cooperative activities. Looks at five key contractual relations in the form of Framework Agreements, noting ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (FTA), the ASEAN-Japan FTA, the ASEAN-India economic cooperation, the AFTA-Australia and New Zealand (CER) Closer Economic Partnership (CEP), and the ASEAN-US economic cooper ...Continue Reading English 63545
Thailand and ASEAN Free Trade Area Discusses economic integration at regional level for free trade area and trade barrier reduction. Notes the establishment of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), considering its objective for trade promotion, tax reduction, and for competitiveness in the world market. Aims to reduce measures that are obstacles to trade. Considers the development of AFTA during the economic crisis by tax reduction. Analyzes Thailand's advantages and disadvantages und ...Continue Reading Thai 63240
Attempting Developmental Regionalism through AFTA: The Domestic Sources of Regional Governance Nesadurai, Helen ES Explains ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) as a project of open regionalism aimed at attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to member economies through the reword of the single regional market. Develops the notion of developmental regionalism by drawing on strategic trade theory from international economics. Elaborates on how developmental regionalism relates to globalisation, and suggests why such a project might have proved attractive to gover ...Continue Reading English 63150
Globalization and Trade in the New Millennium Supachai Panitchpakdi

Compiles the writings and speeches made at various international fora during the period of 1999-2000, discussing key trade issues of common concern and the multilateral trading system for the future challenges. Deals with the global perspective, globalization and trade liberalization which should be conducive for the growth in international trade and deeper integration of national economies into the world system. Shows the impact of trade libe ...Continue Reading

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