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ASEAN Studies Narong Phophueksanand Gives basic information on ASEAN, focusing on objectives of establishment of ASEAN, cooperation in ASEAN community, and general ASEAN information. Discusses the current and future situation in ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and ASEAN+6. Presents information on ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Summit, and structure in ASEAN community. Deals with the development of ASEAN Security Community (ASC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86575
ASEAN's Centrality in a Rising Asia Ho, Benjamin Argues that ASEAN represents a significant presence within Asia and is viewed by many as a successful experiment in regional conflict regulation and cooperation. Deals with ASEAN's identity building and global positioning as well as its relations with the great powers. Points out that ASEAN has featured in the policy-making discourse of the US and China with increasing regularity, while ASEAN members have put growing emphasis on the organizatio ...Continue Reading English 86525
Preparation for Flow of Labor in the ASEAN Community, Final report Provides background information on ASEAN Community, focusing on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Compares organizational structure, administration, and working method between European Union (EU) and ASEAN. Explains preparedness and strategies of Thailand before moving forward to ASEAN, focusing on preparedness under strategies of the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-2016), the government policy, and roles of Thai ministri ...Continue Reading Thai 86522
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) Contains the entire text of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), adopted at the 21st ASEAN Summit held Phnom Penh in November 2012. Begins by affirming general principles such as non-discrimination rights of vulnerable groups such as women, children, the disabled, and migrants and universality of all human rights. Notes that 'the realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind differen ...Continue Reading English 86507
ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (2011-2015) Outlines the priorities, plan of action, and operational strategies of ASEAN in its poverty eradication efforts during 2011-2015. Aims to support the sustainable development of rural areas and the eradication of food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Notes that 70% of the poor in Southeast Asia live in rural areas and are active in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Adds that the growing urban poverty is rooted out of rural poverty. Outlines r ...Continue Reading English 86495
ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community: Draft Executive Summary Constitutes a part of a wider ADB Institute study entitled ASEAN, PRC and India: The Great Transformation, which analyzes the 2030 growth potential of these economies and the challenges they face. Contributes to forging a longer-term strategy beyond the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 for shared prosperity of ASEAN's members, the wider ASEAN region, and the world at large. Uses a bottom-up approach and bases its results on ...Continue Reading English 86494
Multi-Level Governance the ASEAN Way Schreurs, Miranda A Notes that regional cooperation in Southeast Asia has been strongly influenced by its history. Explains that independence was slow to come to many Southeast Asian states, and often followed by bloody internal strife, dictatorships and military rule. Reviews the creation of an ASEAN Community from 1967 until 2010, including the adoption of the community blueprints in 2009. Comments on the pressures ASEAN has felt for the development of more regi ...Continue Reading English 86469
EU-Indonesia Relations: No Expectations-Capability Gap? Camroux, David Draws on the postulate of an expectations-capability gap in the bilateral relations with states and regional entities. Argues that no such gap exists in EU-Indonesia relations. Suggests of European Union (EU) that this is because expectations are low, thus entailing the use of minimal capabilities. Explores the reasons for these low expectations and limited capabilities by reviewing history. Looks at Indonesia's colonial experience with a m ...Continue Reading English 86416
Security and the Role of China Xinning Song Introduces China's attention to regional security in Asia, mentioning the relationships with neighbours e.g. China joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 1991, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1994. Lists China's main concerns in regional security as including the North Korean nuclear program the Taiwan issue the South China Sea issue Islamic fundamentalism border disputes with its neighbors and non-traditional security threats ...Continue Reading English 86410
The Asia-Europe Meeting Yeo, Lay Hwee Reviews the ASEM process since its launch in 1996 and gives reasons for its conception. Highlights its large expansion from 26 to 48 partners over 14 years and the expected joining of new members such as Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Norway and Switzerland. Mentions the long-established inter-regional dialogue channel between ASEAN and European Union (EU) as ASEAN invited China, Japan, and South Korea to constitute the Asian side of ASEM, whil ...Continue Reading English 86407
The Institutional Dimension of EU-ASEAN/ASEAN Plus Three Inter-Regional Relations Manea, Maria-Gabriela Uses a historical, institutional, and a social constructivist perspective to emphasize institutional innovation, dynamism and transformation over institutional inertia in EU-ASEAN relations. Makes conceptual comments on the term of inter-regional institutionalization. Reviews the history of EU-ASEAN relations since 1972, highlighting how this process was shaped by changing global, regional and domestic contexts from the height of the Cold War t ...Continue Reading English 86406
The Evolution of EU-Asia Relations: 2001-2011 Cameron, Fraser Deals with the European Commission's communication Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnerships issued in 2001, which set out a comprehensive strategic framework for the grouping's relations with Asia. Reviews the European Union's efforts to implement the six main aims outlined in the communication. Argues that foreign policy decisions, institutional disputes and the eurozone crisis have damaged EU attempts to portray itse ...Continue Reading English 86403
Export to AEC: From Zero to Success II Songdet Tansurat Explains how to succeed in exporting to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), dealing with AEC marketing on assumptions, assess readiness in exporting, marketing strategic plan for AEC, and internet marketing for AEC. Focuses on internet marketing tools, tools for exporters, online advertising, e-learning for AEC, and marketing logistics. Discusses exhibition planners of ASEAN+6 related to exhibition checklist, budget, objectives, collections, operat ...Continue Reading Thai 86401
Human Rights Norms and the Evolution of ASEAN: Moving Without Moving in a Changing Regional Environment Narine, Shaun Deals with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), which has been criticized as lacking the power to enforce state compliance. Argues that AICHR is properly understood as a part of ASEAN's efforts to rejuvenate its international reputation, rather than as a normative shift by ASEAN members towards more interest in human rights. Examines the circumstances around the creation of AICHR, reviewing a process that began in the ...Continue Reading English 86363
17 Influential Persons in ASEAN Provides biographies of seventeen influential persons in ASEAN: General Chatichai Choonhavan, Sukarno, Thanat Khoman, King Norodom Sihanouk, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Mahathir Mohamad, Ramon Magsaysay, Lee Kuan Yew, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Prince Souphanouvong, Surin Pitsuwan, Aung San Suu Kyi, Anand Panyarachun, U Thant, Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Ho Chi Minh, and Jose Rizal. Focuses on their personal lives, families, works, and important roles in thei ...Continue Reading Thai 86355
Identity and Security: Identity Distance Theory and Regional Affairs in Northeast and Southeast Asia Ryu, Yongwook Tests the effect of identity on international security by analyzing the emergence of mutual threat perception in Sino-Japanese relations increasingly conflictual relations between Korea and Japan after Korea's democratization the establishment of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the settlement of key territorial disputes by ASEAN countries. Illustrates that Northeast Asia (NEA) has become a region of conflict wit ...Continue Reading English 86319
The Roles of Royal Thai (RTN.) for Enhancement of Maritime Security in ASEAN Community Pradit Sirikupt Aims to study the concept and establishment of ASEAN Community, threats and problems affecting maritime security in ASEAN Community and Royal Thai (RTN)'s sea operational missions, and the roles of RTN for enhancement of maritime security. Provides big problems impacted on maritime security derived from conventional threats and non-traditional threat. States that RTN can give naval force for Military role, Constabulary and assistance role, and ...Continue Reading Thai 86312
Public Administration and Public Affairs: Challenges and Prospects in ASEAN and Beyond, Thailand International Conference on August 30-31, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand International Conference on (2012 : Bangkok) Provides an executive summary in Thai as well as the program of the conference held in Bangkok on 30-31 August 2012. Compiles 23 full papers and 10 abstracts of presentations made during the conference. Deals with the major themes of public reform in Japan women, gender and civil rights disaster and resources management public sector reform and government in the Philippines policy and social policy public policy in Indonesia local adminis ...Continue Reading English 86307
The Impact Clause by Free Movement of Professionals Under the ASEAN Economic Community on Relevant Provision of Thai Laws Sataporn Sairean Aims to study the impact arising from the movement of natural persons into Thailand as a recipient country, focusing on the enforcement of the immigration law. Provides the free movement of professionals under General Agreement on Trade in Service (GATS), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS), and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Discusses the results after having a free movement of professionals related to economics, social, and culture. ...Continue Reading Thai 86281
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