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Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia: Challenges, Responses and Alternative Futures Compiles articles relating to globalization and democracy evolution in Southeast Asia. Mentions recent concerns covering political crises, citizen uprising, ethnic identity politics, political reforms, social justice and inequality, and the persistence of political elite. Analyzes factors impacted by the legacy of the Cold war, economic development and liberalization, globalization informal political powers, and the emerging middle class. Demo ...Continue Reading English 94392
Conflicts and Peace in ASEAN Thongphon Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn Describes conflicts, violence, and peace, including conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Mentions the colonialism in Southeast Asia, related to spice trade, and Portuguese, Spanish, Netherland, British, French, and Japanese Empire. Deals with historical background, causes of conflicts and peace process in Indonesia, Timor Leste, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and South China Sea. Thai 94146
ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together Presents Kuala Lumpur declaration on ASEAN community vision 2025, the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025. States characteristics and element of APSC Blueprint 2025 which includes to be the rules-based, people-oriented, people-centered community to be the peaceful, secure and stable region to be the ASEAN central ...Continue Reading English 92661
Enhancing Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation and Connectivity in ASEAN Deals with the interplay of regionalism, sub-regionalism, and the role of connectivity in ASEAN. Showcases this interplay by looking at three sub-regional processes - Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and at the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to represent regionalism. Points out that while IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are menti ...Continue Reading English 87952
A Model of Intergovernmental Collaboration in Tourism Among ASEAN Nations Wong, Emma P.Y. Aims to answer two questions, namely how ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism and what can be done to improve their collaboration. Constructs a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration. Reveals that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies, namely stakeholders - especially the political will and commitment of national leaders resources - the technical and financial assistance provided b ...Continue Reading English 87925
Economic Governance: What Can the EU and ASEAN Learn From Each Other After the Economic Crisis? Blizkovsky, Petr Studies the policy responses to economic crises in ASEAN and the EU. Addresses three issues: the financial crisis of 1997-1998 in Southeast Asia, and the EU's financial crisis of 2008 followed by the sovereign debt crisis policy adjustment actions in both regions in the area of economic coordination and areas of mutual policy inspiration for both regions. Notes that both crises were regionally risk-intensive but that their natures were differ ...Continue Reading English 87914
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
Creating an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Payment System: Policy and Regulatory Issues Tanai Khaionarong Notes that ASEAN is expected to benefit from the significant growth in the Asia-Pacific payment market. Suggests that growth in economic activity would increase the size, scale, and scope of payment transactions, which would in turn increase economic activity. Adds that this would require national payment systems to be regionalized and to operate with crossborder and multi-currency capabilities. Lists five challenges that ASEAN faces in creati ...Continue Reading English 87489
Assessment of the Greater Mekong Subregion Energy Sector Development: Progress, Prospects, and Regional Investment Priorities Analyzes national plans at sector levels, and regional investment priorities that were preliminarily identified in the energy sector. Aims to update information on regional energy resources and to analyze the prospects for regional energy sector development. Seeks to determine how regional cooperation can contribute to national objectives. Assumes that by 2050 Asia will be responsible for 50 percent of the world's GDP. Suggests that changes i ...Continue Reading English 87439
ASEAN: Portrait of a Community Portrays each of the ASEAN member states in the form of watercolor artistry by Thai artist Taveepong Limapornvanich. Depicts, in various colors, each country's national landmarks, cultural performances, architectural heritage, popular destinations, indigenous peoples, and contemporary leaders. Offers insights into the ties that bind the ten countries and drive the shared dream of one community. Contains a short introduction outlining the found ...Continue Reading English 87423
Responding to Change in Asia: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia White, Hugh Presents the situation of Asia starting from economic growth, domestic political systems, peace and stability. Reviews the evolution of big powers in Asia, the emerging of ASEAN guided by the region's middle powers, and the influence of big powers in ASEAN in recent years. Discusses big changes in Asia resulting from the rise of China to challenge the US. Gives a big choice for China as regional leader, and discusses possible risks for Asian co ...Continue Reading English 87294
Rethinking ASEAN and Its Reponses to a Changing Asia-Pacific: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dewa, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Reports the address of Phin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, a Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei. Reviews historical background of ASEAN concerning disputes that Southeast Asian countries had faced, and the cooperation for peace and stability in the region through ASEAN. Presents the role of ASEAN in the changing architecture of the Asia-Pacific region. Argues that ASEAN will continue to play a signif ...Continue Reading English 87293
The Balance of Forces in Asia: Recent Trends and Implications for Regional Stability: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Locklea, Admiral Samuel J. III Reports Asia-Pacific Roundtable Speech of Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, Commander of U.S Pacific Command. Introduces complex relationships between various elements of national power including, diplomacy, economy, law, and security. Describes security as the most important element for stable security environment, and for the implementation of other elements. Presents the diverse group of complex challenges includes environmental impact and natural ...Continue Reading English 87292
Japan and the Origins of ASEAN+6: An Agent-Structure Analysis Terada, Takashi Explores the reasons behind Japan's interest in the promotion of ASEAN+6 as an 'expanded East Asian' regional concept despite the existence of ASEAN+3 as an effective framework for regional cooperation. Reviews the background of new regional concept of ASEAN+6. Examines the causal factors behind Japan's advocacy of ASEAN+6, focusing on the effect of the changes in the regional structure on Japan. Presents the internal division of Japanese stat ...Continue Reading English 87278
Still in the Drivers Seat , But for How Long?: ASEAN's Capacity for Leadership in East-Asian International Relations Jones, Lee Evaluates the capacity of the ASEAN to moderate great-power relations in East Asia, especially in light of recent regional developments that have challenged ASEAN's traditional modus operandi and its corporate cohesion. Argues that the capacity emerges not from institutional arrangements but rather the social relationships that give rise to particular institutions. Explores the relationships among regional great powers. Presents the relationsh ...Continue Reading English 87273
Conference Report: The 26th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Asian Security Governance and Order 28-30 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Asia-pacific Roundtable on Asian Security Governance and Order (26th : 2012 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Reports the 26th Asia-Pacific Roundtable in 2012. Reviews Asian security which has gone through significant change over time. Discusses the involvement of big power countries and presents current regional security order involving the rise of China, the US and the implication of both for Sino-US relations. Considers the South China Sea issues as regional security which ASEAN takes role to find solution with China. Introduces roles of middle po ...Continue Reading English 87265
ASEAN Economic Bulletin Consists of three research articles and two research notes concerning economy in ASEAN. Examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on wages paid by domestic private firms in Vietnam. Describes the export tax policy on crude palm oil (CPO) imposed by the Indonesian government and analyzes the effect of the export tax on Indonesian's CPO export competitiveness compared with Malaysia, the main competitor. Studies the existence of a cau ...Continue Reading English 87219
ASEAN and Human Rights Norms: Constructivism, Rational Choice, and the Action-Identity Gap Davies, Mathew Argues that an alternative, rational choice, framework for appraising norms within ASEAN offers greater explanatory insight into how and why human rights emerged into ASEAN after 1997. Examines the history of academic interest about norms within ASEAN and describes when the constructivist perspective came to dominate. Presents the action-identity gap that has emerged surrounding human rights norms, paying attention to the motives of ASEAN in eng ...Continue Reading English 87093
Promoting Diplomatic or Cosmopolitan Culture?: Interrogating ASEAN-Focused Communication Initiatives Quayle, Linda Examines a range of regional communication initiatives from cartoons and computer games to Facebook communities and curriculum by using the diplomatic/cosmopolitan dyad. Analyzes key concepts of international society, cosmopolitan culture, and identity expanding on the communicational goals of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Considers a variety of specific attempts to familiarize the citizens of Southeast Asian with what ASEAN has to ...Continue Reading English 87049
Same Bed, Different Dreams: Prospects and Challenges for ASEAN+'X' Forums Min Gyo Koo Explores the prospects and challenges for ASEAN+ X forums: ASEAN+1, +3, +8 (or the East Asian Summit). Examines the U.S.'s new appetite for Asia-Pacific minilateralism centered on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). Reviews the security-embedded economic relations during the Cold War period under the U.S. hegemonic leadership and explains East Asia's responses to the de-securitization of U. ...Continue Reading English 87039
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