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ASEAN-India Relations: Future Directions S D Muni Reviews India's strategic perspective toward ASEAN from Indian leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, and ASEAN's strategic perspective towards India. Discusses 'Look East Policy' of India that was first introduced by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and its significant way for economic and security cooperation between India and ASEAN. Presents the balancing power in ASEAN by including Japan and China as one wing while India as another wing. Describes three la ...Continue Reading English 86853
ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China Investigates the rise of China and its significance for Southeast Asian region, looking at the seismic shift occurring in the power configuration between the great powers. Presents background of Chinese policy and its evolution, and studies the recent development of China's influence in Southeast with the presence of the U.S as a big power. Addresses the rise of Asia's financial centers. Analyzes a review of relations between the selected thre ...Continue Reading English 86747
10 Weaknesses of Thai Architects Ratchot Chompunich Discusses ten weaknesses and solutions for weaknesses of architects in one of the ASEAN countries, Thailand. Focuses on cost of building, law, specifications, programming, document paper, team leader, construction process, second language (English language) work following, and low fee. Examines situation of each weakness, and analyzes causes of the weaknesses. Thai 86706
Can Thai Architects Compete with Foreign Architects? (Part 1, 2) Winyou Wanichsiriroj Presents the proceeding of the seminar on Open Opportunities Towards ASEAN: Professional New Challenges (Architecture) on 13 June 2012. Focuses on the competition between Thai architects and foreign architects. Explains situations of architectural market in Thailand related to supply and demand in architectural design. Discusses the immigration of foreign architects to Thailand, focusing on impacts of foreign architects' immigration, reasons ...Continue Reading Thai 86705
Social Security for Migrant Labour in the Greater Mekong Subregion Pasadilla, Gloria O. Reviews background on labour migration in ASEAN and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by looking at the social protection access of migrants in the region and social security. Discusses labour migration trends in ASEAN and in the GMS to note changing patterns and direction of labour migration. Studies social protection and the access status of GMS migrant workers, the legislative and legal barriers in accessing social security in host countries. ...Continue Reading English 86664
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
Learning Management by Modern Teachers Towards ASEAN Community Sukon Sintapanon Provides background and general information on ASEAN Community related to its history, symbol, objectives, structure, roles in society, and ASEAN Charter. Discusses the relationship between the Basic Education Core Curriculum B.E. 2551 (A.D. 2008) and ASEAN studies, dealing with characteristics of Thai students in ASEAN, analysis of curriculum related to ASEAN studies, analysis of curriculum implementation and management learning standards and i ...Continue Reading Thai 86617
Enhancing ASEAN's Connectivity Presents the example of people-to-people sharing by bringing together the experts and thinkers from ASEAN countries to review the cooperation and collaboration. Details the main components for Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) such as physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity. Gives an overview of the current state of ASEAN infrastructure concerning transports, information and communication te ...Continue Reading English 86559
Measuring the Comprehensibility of Englishes within ASEAN among ASEANS Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala Designs a comprehensibility test and a questionnaire for spoken world Englishes in Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, where English is used as a second language (Outer Circle). Offers advice on the utilization of the designed test to investigate the comprehension of Burmese, Cambodians, Indonesians, Laotians, Thais and Vietnamese, who practice English as a foreign language (Expanding Circle). Demarcates the region's English users ...Continue Reading English 86535
Surveys on ASEAN Community Building Effort 2012 Draws on interviews with industry associations and civil society organizations, as well as on surveys conducted with the general public and business leaders in all ASEAN capitals. Measures current effectiveness of the ASEAN Community Building Effort, concerns of ASEAN citizens, and key communication channels to reach target audiences. Recommends ASEAN outreach strategies to ensure that its Community Building Initiative communicates more effectiv ...Continue Reading English 86527
Investing in ASEAN 2012-2013 Consists of many short articles concerning business, energy, industry & manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, transport, information technology & Telecommunication, healthcare, consumer wealth and tourism within ASEAN countries from management persons of different leading companies. Gives an overview of some of the most common challenges as well as ideas on possible mitigation utilizing Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Lists some of the key require ...Continue Reading English 86497
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
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
Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint: Executive Summary Assesses the effectiveness of the adopted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint measures by examining the implementation performance of ASEAN members. Indicates tariffs, trade facilitation, air transport, and integration with East Asia as past achievements. Evaluates the AEC measures' contribution to economic growth, employment, competitiveness and social welfare within ASEAN. Provides recommendations to enhance the implementation of the AE ...Continue Reading English 86311
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 Archives Association of Siam Newsletter Presents the history and situations of ASEAN Community since 1967 to 2015. Summarizes the experience of Dr. Somkiat Onwimon in his work on oral history. Explains works of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN Human Rights Body. Introduces ASEAN curriculum and Center for ASEAN Studies, Thammasat University. Provides the interview of Asst. Prof. Dr. Kitti Prasertsuk on ASEAN Watch Project. Studies the Chinese ope ...Continue Reading Thai 86299
Labour Market Integration and Policy Response in East and South-East Asia Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with an overview of labour market integration and policy in East and South-East Asia (ESEA). Defines the labour market integration within the global context of regional economic integration. Presents a broad conceptual background of labour market integration. Introduces labour market integration as a direct reflection of the extent of factor mobility and trade between two economies. Shows the recent experiences of labour mobility in ESE ...Continue Reading English 86217
Changing Mindset to Understand ASEAN Piti Srisangnam Presents 50 things in ASEAN that Thai people should know before entering ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Deals with topics on knowing neighbouring countries, opportunities in ASEAN, attitudes towards ASEAN in relation to society and culture, and Do & Don't in ASEAN countries. Mentions sub-topics on investment, real estate, culture schock, K-pop in ASEAN, changing mindset and competitiveness in ASEAN. Includes education, ASEAN languages ...Continue Reading Thai 86118
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
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