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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
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century: Strategic Partnership in the Making Explores the long-neglected EU and ASEAN political relationship, giving an overview of the current state of relations: where do we stand? Compares the impact of the end of the cold war on the integration processes in ASEAN and the EU. Surveys what extent the EU is assisting ASEAN states in responding to various non-traditional security crises in Southeast Asia, including finance, health and environment. Investigates recent concerns about the po ...Continue Reading English 85952
ASEAN Economic Community: Handbook for Business 2012 Points out, in a foreword by Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, that there remain gaps in the understanding by the private sector of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), its realization and its implications for the markets. Serves as a guide for companies to place ASEAN in their business plans. Describes the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Mentions further trade facilitation measures, such as customs modernization and single window. ...Continue Reading English 85926
China’s Economic Statecraft at the Contemporary Stage and Its Role in National Security Chenchen, Wu Explores China's economic statecraft in the 20 years since Tiananmen and the role of the latter in the country's approach to national security. Outlines different theories of economic statecraft and comments on the failure of economic sanctions. Describes the country's new security theories, including non-traditional types such as political and economic security, noting that preference is given to the latter. Reviews the role of China's econom ...Continue Reading English 85919
ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) Work Plan (2011-2015) Describes the Asia-Pacific Human Development Report, which defines gender equality as giving both men and women equal access to capabilities so that they have the freedom to choose opportunities that improve their lives . Outlines the evolution of ASEAN's institutional and legal framework related to gender equality, noting linkages and complementarities with other multilateral bodies such as United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) an ...Continue Reading English 85905
Life After the Charter Workshop on Life after the charter (2009 : Singapore) Deals with the new emerging issue related to ASEAN Charter and its implementation. Discusses different topics such as legal personality and Charter implementation, the issue of perception, the trade investments, ASEAN trade repository and others. Defines the nature, meaning and implications of the legal personality conferred by the Charter on ASEAN. Covers the status of work and issues involved. Lists the legislation and other measures requir ...Continue Reading English 85870
Developing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Into a Global Services Hub Compiles research papers about global service hub of two sectors. Studies health service and creative service in contributing to the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in six countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Gives argument that not only income, employment, foreign exchange earning generation of health service and creative service, but also regional integration is resulted from the two s ...Continue Reading English 85708
Building a People-Oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way Collins, Alan, 1967- Provides the importance of ASEAN's constitutive norm on security communities. Looks at how ASEAN has interpreted people-oriented as empowering civil society organizations to be community stakeholders. Discusses the uncertainty between how ASEAN envisages their roles, and the expected roles. Evaluates civil society actors to determine what interpretation of people-oriented is likely to emerge. Examines functional cooperation through case studi ...Continue Reading English 85654
Philippines: History of Struggle Warangkana Nibhatsukit Provides background of Philippines regarding geography, climate, varieties of plants, population, and religion. Traces history of struggle concerning the invasion of Spain, Roman Catholic Church, and Spain and other European Countries. Notes early nationalism in Philippines and the invasion of the United States. States the power of Christianity and Philippine people, focusing on Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, President of Philippines, Cora ...Continue Reading Thai 85647
Model Power or Reference Point? The EU and the ASEAN Charter Wong, Reuben Argues that the European Union (EU) does exert some influence over ASEAN, but merely as a point of reference, not as a model power. Disagrees with scholars who reduce ASEAN's institutionalization to an imitation of the EU form without the substance. Describes the significant steps in ASEAN's growth and evolution to become the primary regional organization in Southeast Asia and the role played by the EU in this process. Briefly provides the ASE ...Continue Reading English 85555
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
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan: Thailand and the Role in ASEAN Paisit Boomparlit Contains a recording of a talk between Dr. Surin Pitsuwan as the Secretary-General of ASEAN and Thai and foreign press at the ASEAN Association-Thailand in late 2007. Presents Dr. Pitsuwan's attitude and opinion, covering the topic on his readiness in taking the position of the Secretary-General, a five-year overview of ASEAN, pressing issues of the region, democracy and human rights, guidelines for development of ASEAN, education, his eyes on T ...Continue Reading Thai 85526
Towards ASEAN Community 2015 Tells briefly the origin of ASEAN and ASEAN Community integration in 2015. Explains the ASEAN Community, including the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Explores the benefits that Thailand will receive from the ASEAN Community, looking at how to prepare for ASEAN Community integration in 2015. Adds bits and pieces of knowledge on the ASEAN emblem and the ASEAN ...Continue Reading Thai 85520
Democracy Building in South East Asia: The ASEAN Security Community and Options for the European Union Sukma, Rizal Outlines the nature and scope of ASEAN's democracy agenda as embodied in the ASEAN Security Community Plan of Action (ASCPA), and examines the extent to which ASEAN member states will be able to implement the measures outlined in order to build democracy in the region. Explores the inclusion of democracy and democracy building in ASEAN official discourse, including the ASCPA and the Vientiane Action Programme (VAP).Criticizes the vague language ...Continue Reading English 85517
E-government in the ASEAN Context: A Conceptual Framework International Communication Association Conference (2005 : New York) Evaluates the status of e-government initiatives in ASEAN. Reviews literature on the definition of the term e-government and the need for e-government in regions where it does not exist. Studies how e-government has developed in ASEAN and some of the approaches to e-government that ASEAN countries are taking. Provides an analysis of various studies and indices that assess global e-government readiness, discussing some qualitative measures. Co ...Continue Reading English 85515
ASEAN and Its Security Offspring: Facing New Challenges Simon, Sheldon W Studies ASEAN's political effort through its 40 years of existence, particularly the political weakness as a result of its normative attachment to the principle of noninterference in its members' domestic affairs. Reviews the pressing issues of the region, stating that the primary impetuses for ASEAN moving beyond sovereignty protection are transnational/regional challenges, terrorism, the exploitation of ocean resources, maritime security, sepa ...Continue Reading English 85511
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
The United States and ASEAN-CHINA Relations: All Quiet on the Southeast Asian Front Storey, Ian, 1970- Provides a brief overview of the current status of ASEAN and Southeast Asian region as of 2007 in both negative and positive ways, including the relations with major external powers such as the United States, China, Japan and India. Focuses on the relations between ASEAN and China. Examines China's charm offensive in Southeast Asia through a China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China S ...Continue Reading English 85502
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