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Same but Different? : Comparing the ASEAN and SAARC Frameworks Syeda Sana Rahman Compares ASEAN's ability to manage inter-state conflicts in Southeast Asia to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) ability to deal with inter-state conflicts in South Asia. Examines ASEAN's establishment and growth during the Cold War and its expansion in the post-Cold War era. Discusses the first phase of SAARC's existence and its challenges of bilateral tensions among its member states. Presents the disability of SA ...Continue Reading English 86984
The China Plus One Strategy : A Signal of the Next Step of China's Economic Development Nellan, Amrietha Discusses the economic growth of China which needs strategy, China plus one strategy, to maintain this economic growth by instigating a new direction of the Chinese economy away from low-end manufacturing into high-end manufacturing and services. Reviews background of the 'China plus one strategy'. Presents the strategy concerning China's commitments to expand its cooperation with WTO and ASEAN. Studies the involvement of Chinese government in ...Continue Reading English 86979
Narrowing the Development Gap: Policy Recommendations for ASEAN and Development Partners Carpenter, David Outlines policy recommendations and activities that ASEAN should give priorities in order to narrow the development gap between the ASEAN-6 and CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam). Introduces eight drivers of the development gap in ASEAN such as physical capital, openness to trade, human capital, financial sector's development, governance, labor mobility, foreign direct investment and external development finance. Suggests ...Continue Reading English 86977
Regional Development Cooperation and Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN Carpenter, David Identifies Regional Development Cooperation (RDC) activities that can contribute to a narrowing of the development gap in complementarity with bilateral and multilateral initiatives. Gives an overview of a complex landscape of development actors working with bilateral, multilateral level with low-income ASEAN members, particularly CLMV countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam) that traditionally depend on OECD-DAC donors and Southern d ...Continue Reading English 86976
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Context and Approach Carpenter, David Gives an overview of the diversity of development gap in ASEAN member states. Considers greater understanding and more informed responses to narrowing the ASEAN development gap by identifying drivers of this gap and suggesting policies that directly target the drivers. Presents the history of ASEAN and its policies regarding regional economic integration and the narrowing of the development gap agenda. Introduces background regarding the struc ...Continue Reading English 86972
ASEAN Regional Cooperation on Competition Policy Lee, Cassey Reviews ASEAN regional cooperation on competition policy in term of the implementation of the priority actions identified in the AEC blueprint. Discusses the role of competition policy in the AEC. Presents the implementation and enforcement of competition law in ASEAN countries. Describes the comprehensive implementation of competition laws of some ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Provides assessm ...Continue Reading English 86920
The Utility and Kimits of the 'European Model' for the Regional Institutionalization of East Asia Higgott, Richard Reviews literature of European Model for the regional institutionalization of East Asia. Discusses the current state of the theory and practice of regionalism in comparative perspective. Analyzes the ways of relevant contemporary European institutional cooperation for understanding the way forward in East Asia. Outlines important lessons from and for East Asia with the framework of 'the new regionalism', and the importance of leadership to the ...Continue Reading English 86914
Middle Powers and the Building of Regional Order: Australia and South Korea Compared Hundt, David Compares two middle powers, Australia and the Republic of Korea during the transition to a new regional order in the Asia-Pacific as both countries have been allies of the United States. Examines how Australia and South Korea have contributed to the building of a new region order. Reviews the concept of order and the variant of order which ASEAN-the self-appointed vanguard of regionalism in the Asian-Pacific-has proposed. Considers the role of FT ...Continue Reading English 86910
East Asian Community Building Wei Pan Addresses three issues concerning East Asian community building such as obstacle to the progress of building the East Asian community and new theories. Presents the institutionalized close economic linkages between China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries.Considers China as the engine for the East Asian economic community and a problem for community building in global context. Discusses a new theory of international relations to provide a ...Continue Reading English 86908
Reflections on Defence Security in East Asia Ball, Desmond Reviews the East Asian experience with the construction of defence-related architecture to date. Discusses recent developments of defence security in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU). Describes the recent history of the ASEAN-led forums for defence dialogue and cooperation which contributes to the identification and elucidation of the principal elements of a Southeast Asian defence model. Presents the functi ...Continue Reading English 86821
ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2011-2015 Compiles background and concept of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan 2011-2015 and the resulting 28 work plans under the action plan. Presents fives strategic goals to serve as framework for ASEAN IPR action plan for five years by the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC). Develops national or regional legal and policy infrastructure evolving demands of the IP landscape and ASEAN Member States ...Continue Reading English 86770
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management Final report: Country Report: Thailand Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of ASEAN member states, especially Thailand,and in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Describes an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions from 1980 to 2011. Pres ...Continue Reading English 86703
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management, Final Report: Main Report Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of each ASEAN Country in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Provides an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions for the past 32 years from 1980 to 2011. Outlines ...Continue Reading English 86678
Health and Environmental Impacts from the 1997 ASEAN Haze in Southern Thailand Studies the existing problems of changes in meteorology, air quality, health effects in order to prepare for proper mitigation measure in the future. Introduces background of air pollution and health research in Thailand. Describes the forest fires and forest management from 1997 haze in Southern Thailand. Discusses the national and local attempts to prevent and control forest fires in the context of sound forest management. Compares meteorol ...Continue Reading English 86658
Thirty Years of ASEAN: Achievements Through Political Cooperation Kusuma Snitwongse Presents ASEAN after thirty years in existence as an important international player and discusses keys success of the foundation for political cooperation. Reviews historical background of ASEAN and the ASEAN principal to deal regional security. Discusses ASEAN's cooperation with external actors in the use of a variety of political, diplomatic, economic and military instruments to condemn Vietnamese invasion in Cambodia. Identifies challenges ...Continue Reading English 86618
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
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
Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond Examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations and the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of international relations in East Asia. Studies the origins and the norms of the Fukuda Doctrine amidst three decades of change since it was first enunciated. Presents an autobiographic account of a key drafter of the Fukuda Doctrine to explain the motivation which led to the articulation of p ...Continue Reading English 86594
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
Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation Consists of nine articles concerning global, regional, and national perspectives on international maritime crime. Examines how ASEAN member states enhance legal cooperation to fight against piracy and other maritime crimes. Studies global and regional instruments to determine the extent they can be used to establish legal framework against piracy and maritime crimes. Gives an overview of global conventions that can be used to combat piracy and ...Continue Reading English 86565
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