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Cooperating for Diversification: Partnership Selection in Preferential Trade Agreements in East Asia Guan-Yi Leu Provides an introduction of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) formation, relevant literature, and a diversification-seeking explanation. Elaborates the diversification model, drawing out specific hypotheses about the pattern of PTA entry and partnership. Introduces the evolution of the general structure of trade patterns and trade ties across East Asia, looking at how the overall structure systematically generated East Asian states' interest i ...Continue Reading English 85519
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
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
Recognizing Regions: ASEAN's Struggle for Recognition Ong, Bernard Examines the power of recognition in shaping regional cooperation. Introduces a recognition model to investigate how the social practices of a region with non-member entities promote regional cooperation. Views recognition as a tradable commodity and an independent variable, illustrating how the contest for recognition permeates beyond interpersonal and interstate interactions to include the struggle for recognition by regions. Hypothesizes th ...Continue Reading English 85499
Two Decades of India's Look East Policy: Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity Covers the entire two decades of India's evolving 'Look East' engagement from the perspective of practitioners of diplomacy from the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs. Describes and recounts the shaping of this policy, touching upon the roles of policy makers in the policy's evolution and direction with insights into the rationale of important policy decisions on content and momentum to this engagement at different stages. Traces ...Continue Reading English 85487
Engaging East Asian Integration: States, Markets and the Movement of People Presents a compilation of the papers presented at the Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)'s symposium in December 2008 and the proceedings of the panel discussion. Analyzes world politics from the perspective of U.S.-centred regionalism or the American imperium, regional policy initiatives and regional institutional orders, and globalization and internationalization for making contemporary regionalism ...Continue Reading English 85474
ASEAN Community: Impacts on Thai Law Chartchai Chetsumon Explains the causes of the impacts of ASEAN Community on Thai law. Describes legal relations between ASEAN countries both inside and outside ASEAN framework. Discusses the impacts of ASEAN Community on Thai law. Notes the impact on law concerning agreements between ASEAN countries. Studies the impact on the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-2016) which included the strategies to prepare and develop Thailand before enter ...Continue Reading Thai 85420
AEC: Thailand and ASEAN Economic Community Boonchai Jaiyen Reviews the background of ASEAN, noting the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Deals with the significance of AEC in world economy. Discusses how Thailand prepares to enter AEC. Shows the benefit from AEC to Thailand. Studies ASEAN countries' history regarding politics, geography, climate, economy, population, culture, religion, and relationship with Thailand. Thai 85418
Navy & Asian Group Cooperation Tanoons Suyarnsettakorn Studies the principles of maritime security, mentioning the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea, Treaty and Territorial Principles, Theories of Regionalism, Cooperative and Collective Security, and Confidence Building Measures. Analyzes the roles of inter group/ASEAN's covenants from the NAVY and the ASEAN's countries from the past to presents. Covers the knowledge of ASEAN in terms of the origin, establishment, geography, and general p ...Continue Reading Thai 85371
ASEAN 2.0: ICT, Governance and Community in Southeast Asia Lallana, Emmanuel C Looks at four areas that will be important to the future success of ASEAN, including how to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to achieve better policy coordination, particularly horizontal and vertical policy coordination how to use ICT to incorporate non-state actors in regional policy-marking, thereby creating a more inclusive regional organization how to use ICT to develop a regional identity and community and how to use I ...Continue Reading English 85365
ASEAN What It Is, What It Is Not, What It Can Be Pauker, Guy J Examines ASEAN as it has the potential of becoming an important economic and political entity in world affairs with regard to U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. Assesses what can be expected from ASEAN, studying the complexity and diversity of the region. Focuses on the five original members at the time, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Looks at different perspectives, including the number of population, a per ...Continue Reading English 85346
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
Two Crises, Two Responses: Adjustment of Economic Governance in ASEAN and the European Union Blizkovsky, Petr Analyzes the changes in the institutional and regulatory framework in two regional organizations as a reaction to the financial and economic crisis, scrutinizing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU), and the two events: the Asian financial crisis in 1997-1998 that affected ASEAN and the 2008 global financial crisis followed by the sovereign debt crisis in the EU. Presents the key literature findings conc ...Continue Reading English 85243
Students, Soldiers, Sports, Sheep and the Silver-Screen: New Zealand's Soft Power in ASEAN and Southeast Asia Butcher, Andrew Concerns with the relations between New Zealand and both Southeast Asia and ASEAN. Notes briefly New Zealand's small but strong hard power capabilities in terms of the country's military expenditure, population, and GDP, which are dwarfed by ASEAN as a region and by some Southeast Asian countries. Focuses on Southeast Asia and ASEAN as the forums in which New Zealand's soft power may be viewed. Shows that various soft power links to Southeast ...Continue Reading English 85231
Thailand and Legal Preparedness for the ASEAN Community Thanakrit Woratanutchagul Mentions the ASEAN Community consisting of three pillars: ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), describing free movement of goods, services, investment and workers in ASEAN. Examines the revision of Thai law in preparation for the ASEAN Community regarding customs, foreign business, tourism and guides, private schools, and labor and skill development. Considers the ...Continue Reading Thai 85203
Comparing Regional Organisations in Global Multilateral Institutions: ASEAN, the EU and the UN Wunderlich, Jens-Uwe Compares the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as actors within the UN network. Extrapolates framework conditions for the emergence of EU and ASEAN actorness from the literature. Argues that EU and ASEAN actorness is evolving in two succinct stages: changes in the global environment create opportunities for the participation of regional organizations in global governance institutions, exposing representation ...Continue Reading English 85178
Building Better Industrial Relations In an Integrating ASEAN Provides a general background of the ASEAN-ILO/ Japan Industrial Relations Project, explaining industrial relations in an integrating ASEAN, and sharing of industrial relations practices and experiences through seminars and meetings with an overview of ASEAN community building. Presents a general discussion of what constitutes a good industrial relations practice. Focuses on the importance of social dialogue, during both stable and challenging ...Continue Reading English 85135
Roadmap for ASEAN Community 2015 Covers the blueprints of the establishment of the ASEAN's three communities. Presents the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint, including characteristics and elements as a rules-based community of shared values and norms, a cohesive, peaceful and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security, and a dynamic and outward-looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world and implementation ...Continue Reading Thai 85133
Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 Describes the ASEAN community, covering the origin, members, Bangkok Declaration, ASEAN summit, establishment of ASEAN community, main purposes, identity, motto, flag, emblem, day, anthem, working language, office of the secretariat, and population. Studies why ASEAN community was established, including Thailand and ASEAN Community, the vision of ASEAN as the Community of Action, Community of Connectivity, and Community of People, and benefits f ...Continue Reading Thai 85093
ASEAN and East Asian International Relations: Regional Delusion Jones, David Martin Begins with an examination of the manner in which an ASEAN scholar-bureaucracy and its western fellow travelers promoted flawed regionalism in the course of the 1990s. Reveals the limitations of a variety of liberal, idealist, and post-modern theorizing and their distorting consequences for understanding the historically contingent factors that shaped threat perception in the Asia-Pacific. Examines the post-1945 evolution of international relat ...Continue Reading English 85092
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