Law

Building ASEAN

Author: Ronald D. Palmer

Publisher: Greenwood Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 162

View: 277

Two decades of steady progress have transformed ASEAN into a permanent component of world politics and a model for Third World cooperation. Its study should now be mandatory. The Palmer-Reckford volume provides an excellent introduction to ASEAN member states and the organization itself. It reviews problems and promises meticulously and comprehensively and should become required reading. Hans H. Indorf, President, Asian Affairs Analysts In this comprehensive new volume, the authors trace the history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from its formation in 1967 to the present day. They discuss political, economics, and security issues involving each of the member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Brunei). The authors focus on the ASEAN's efforts to promote regional cooperation in the face of the divisive economic, strategic, and diplomatic interests. ASEAN policy towards Indochina, is discussed in depth, as are efforts to create cooperative economic ventures. Their conclusion maintains that the success of ASEAN is due largely to the individual achievements of member nations rather than to ASEAN as an institution. Finally, they make a number of recommendations for improving ASEAN's effectiveness.
Political Science

Building a People-oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way

Author: Alan Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 244

ASEAN has declared its intention to create a security community in Southeast Asia that is people-orientated. This book evaluates ASEAN's progress, and in doing so examines three matters of concern. The book firstly looks at the importance of constitutive norms to the workings of security communities, by identifying ASEAN's constitutive norms and the extent to which they act as a help of hindrance in establishing a security community. It then moves on to how ASEAN has interpreted people-orientated as empowering civil society organisations to be community stakeholders. The book discusses the uncertainty between how ASEAN envisages their role, and the role they themselves expect to have. Civil society actors are seeking to influence what sort of community evolves and their ability to interact with the state elite is evaluated to determine what interpretation of people-oriented is likely to emerge. Thirdly, in order to make progress ASEAN has sought to achieve cooperation among its member states in functional areas. The book examines this interest in functional cooperation through case studies on human rights, HIV/AIDS and disaster management. By discussing the notion of ASEAN being people-orientated, and how it engages with 'the people', the book provides important insights into what type of community ASEAN in building, as well as furthering our understanding on security communities more broadly.
Asia

Institution and Human Resource Capacity Building in ASEAN

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN:

Category: Asia

Page: 170

View: 557

Most southeast Asian countries have until recently had a long period of rapid and reasonably equitable growth. This remarkable performace was achieved largely because sound policies were implemented effectively by capable institutions with competent staff. This is especially true in key policy areas such as macroeconomic management, product transformations, trade and investment promotion, and infrastructure development. Many developing economies in Asia and the Pacific, including the new and potentially new members of ASEAN, namely Camodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam, which are facing enormous challenges resulting from domestic economic reforms and exposure to the international economy, could benefit from the experiences of institution and human resource capacity building in older ASEAN countries. This publication contains an overview and four country studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Asia

Building on ASEAN's Success

Author: Kevin Rudd

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN:

Category: Asia

Page: 36

View: 608

This book contains the text of the 29th Singapore Lecture delivered by the Honourable Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, on 12 August 2008.
Political Science

Building Inclusive Democracies In Asean

Author: Mendoza Ronald U

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 452

View: 243

Containing the latest research and insights of academics and development practitioners pursuing political and economic reforms in the ASEAN region, Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN recognizes that a well-functioning democracy is part of what ultimately fosters inclusive growth and development. Inequitable access to democratic processes and mechanisms produce government policies and initiatives that are inconsistent with the needs of the majority.The chapters include empirical research on the symptoms and effects of traditional patron-client politics, experiences, insights, analyses, and policy recommendations, as well as reflections, on reform efforts along the lines of citizens' participation, transparency, and evidence-based policymaking.
Political Science

Explaining ASEAN

Author: Shaun Narine

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 917

Is ASEAN the foundation of a strong regional community in Southeast Asia? Or is it no more than an instrument used by its members to advance their individual interests? Addressing these questions, Shaun Narine offers a comprehensive political analysis of ASEAN from its creation in 1967 through the events of 2001. Reflecting both the accomplishments and the limitations of the organization, Explaining ASEAN explores issues of regional security, economic stability - and the growing expectations of the international community. Narine's trenchant analysis makes it clear that, unless ASEAN can resolve the problems of inadequate resources and disagreements among the member states, its future as an effective, active international regime is doubtful.
Law

Building ASEAN

Author: Ronald D. Palmer

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 162

View: 736

Two decades of steady progress have transformed ASEAN into a permanent component of world politics and a model for Third World cooperation. Its study should now be mandatory. The Palmer-Reckford volume provides an excellent introduction to ASEAN member states and the organization itself. It reviews problems and promises meticulously and comprehensively and should become required reading. Hans H. Indorf, President, Asian Affairs Analysts In this comprehensive new volume, the authors trace the history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from its formation in 1967 to the present day. They discuss political, economics, and security issues involving each of the member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Brunei). The authors focus on the ASEAN's efforts to promote regional cooperation in the face of the divisive economic, strategic, and diplomatic interests. ASEAN policy towards Indochina, is discussed in depth, as are efforts to create cooperative economic ventures. Their conclusion maintains that the success of ASEAN is due largely to the individual achievements of member nations rather than to ASEAN as an institution. Finally, they make a number of recommendations for improving ASEAN's effectiveness.
Business & Economics

3rd ASEAN Reader

Author: Ooi Kee Beng, Sanchita Basu Das, Terence Chong, Malcolm Cook, Cassey Lee and Michael Yeo Chai Ming

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 184

Over the past two decades, ISEAS has compiled abridged articles that analyse key aspects of Southeast Asia's development and the ASEAN process. The ASEAN Reader was published in 1992 just as the Cold War ended, while The Second ASEAN Reader came in 2003 in the wake of the 1997 Asian crisis and the September 11 attacks in 2001. The past decade has not been spared its share of intense changes, with the rise of China and India bringing new challenges to the region's power equation, and the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite this, the momentum towards an integrated ASEAN community has been maintained. The articles in The Third ASEAN Reader study the trends and events of recent years, and discuss the immediate future of Southeast Asia.
Political Science

ASEAN and Human Trafficking

Author: Naparat Kranrattanasuit

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 911

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime that affects the human rights, dignity and integrity of all its victims including women, men, and children in the Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN) region. ASEAN has made efforts to fight human trafficking through inter alia the establishment of regional counter-human trafficking laws and human rights bodies to establish best norms and practices for its member countries. Nevertheless, the International Labour Organization (ILO) recently declared that there are more than 11.7 million forced labor victims in the Asia-Pacific region encompassing the biggest concentration of forced labour victims in the world.
Law

ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance

Author: Kheng-Lian Koh

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 1404

View: 891

News: The 2012 Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law is awarded to Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng-Lian in recognition of her important and pioneering contributions to the development and evolution of environmental law in Singapore and in the whole ASEAN region. Her contributions have been particularly significant in the areas of capacity building and scholarship in the field of ASEAN environmental law. ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, in two volumes, contains a judicious compilation of relevant ASEAN environmental instruments. These documents deal with ASEAN's progressive development of environmental law, policy and governance. Volume II covers sectoral areas including natural resources and biodiversity, forestry, agriculture and food, cultural heritage, coastal and marine environment, water resources management, zoonotic diseases and the environment, energy and climate change, environmental disaster management, environmental education, environmental governance and epilogue. ASEAN has grown in stature and has an important role to play in developing global environmental sustainability. Regional organizations such as the European Union and governments of countries like the United States, Australia, China and India are partners in ASEAN's endeavours to develop a green planet. This book will be of interest in an interconnected environmental world. This book is also available as a set with ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance (Volume I).
Political Science

ASEAN and Regional Order

Author: Amitav Acharya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 156

View: 141

Founded in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has emerged as one of the most successful regional organizations in the world. This book discusses the future of ASEAN against a backdrop of a growing US–China rivalry and the security implications of COVID-19. Chapters in this book move through a history of ASEAN and its multilateral institutions, including the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the East Asia Summit (EAS), featuring rare photographic material to contextualize both recent developments in regional security and projections for ASEAN’s prospects. Key concepts and terms are unpacked throughout, with the chapters focusing on rapidly changing international and regional environments, economic insecurities such as trade conflicts, human rights, and ASEAN identity, and providing extensive analysis of the factors challenging the principle ASEAN Centrality and the Indo-Pacific security architecture. The concept of security community frames this book, despite being subject to change if intraregional discord and institutional stagnation take hold. As a discussion of the role and future of ASEAN in a pivotal period of world history, ASEAN and Regional Order will prove vital to both students and scholars of international relations, regional organizations, and Asian studies more broadly.
Political Science

Building Sustainable Peace

Author: Tom Keating

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 439

View: 523

This volume is a critical reflection on what has come to be known as peacebuilding. The reality is that while "peacebuilding" has been practiced for sometime in many hot spots around the globe, the theory of peacebuilding has been left behind. The contributors to this volume have made a valiant effort to marry the practice and the theory of this complex and intricate tool. Peacebuilding involves a number of diverse instruments and players, and much like an orchestra, the instruments must be finely tuned and the players must work in concert in order to produce anything resembling a coherent approach to post-conflict reconciliation and sustainable peace. Its ultimate goal is to prevent and or resolve violent conflicts, create or restore peaceful conditions and lay the foundation and building blocks for an enduring peace through the strengthening of institutions of governance. This naturally should involve both social engineering and societal transformation from a culture of violence to a culture of peace - what we consider as 'structural peacebuilding'. However, to facilitate this transition, we need to have a clear understanding not only of the nature of already established war cultures, but of the presuppositions we bring to the understanding of those cultures. We then need to understand not only what is required to construct a peace that is durable but also how to do so in order not to recreate the unsustainable institutions and structures that originally contributed to conflict. This is not an easy exercise, but the contributors to this volume are up to the task. They draw out from the accumulating data and experience on peacebuilding operations those elements and recommendations that can assist policy makers in advancing sustainable peace in war ravaged states. Each chapter systematically describes the multiple tasks, tools, and actors involved in addressing both proximate and structural causes of conflict. They demonstrate that the real challenge for scholars and practitioners involved in observing or carrying out peacebuilding activities is to stand back from the prevailing understandings of what peacebuilding ought to be and critically assess the burgeoning activities which fall under the label of peacebuilding. The authors in this volume have begun this process, using a cosmopolitan ethics framework as a guide. Such a framework holds out hope that conflict and competition can be conducted non-violently, humanely, decently, and honorably so that, in the end, the goal of peacebuilding - sustainable peace - can be achieved.
Political Science

Mapping ASEAN

Author: David L. Carden

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 265

For half a century, ten dynamic nations in Southeast Asia have been implementing a shared vision of economic growth, sustainable development, and cultural progress. Today, the economies of those nations are linked inextricably with the future of greater Asia as well as with the United States and the other Western countries. With authoritarianism and protectionism on the rise around the world and the catastrophic effects of global warming making action urgent, the nations that form the Association of Southeast Asia Nations are more relevant and under greater political and social stress than ever. In these illuminating pages, David Carden, the first American resident ambassador to ASEAN, paints a vivid portrait of the regional and global cooperation required to meet today, and interconnected future. Carden takes us behind the scenes as the leaders of these ten nations work to prepare their countries and their region for the 21st century. Carden persuasively argues that the unfolding story of the ASEAN nations is a story for the entire worldthat we are all increasingly interdependent and confronted with the existential need to solve the same set of challenges.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Brick by Brick

Author: Denis Hew Wei-Yen

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

View: 714

Against the backdrop of significant developments in regional economic cooperation and integration over the past decade, this book presents some of the key challenges facing ASEAN as it embarks on a bold and ambitious project to establish an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. Organized under the auspices of the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program's Regional Economic Policy Support Facility, the book brings together authoritative studies written by prominent experts and academics on issues pertaining to ASEAN economic integration.
Law

The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN

Author: Imelda Deinla

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 220

View: 529

An interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration, a topic largely explored in European integration. By looking at the function of the rule of law in ASEAN rather than what it 'means' measured on normative conception, the book situates the rule of law in broader institutional and political processes in the member states and in regional relations to show the motivations of member states in adopting a peculiar type of regional architecture. It asks whether forging the rule of law in the region can help build it internally for member states. The book revisits discourses on the 'spill-over' of economic integration, the impact of globalization in reshaping the state and generating new tools of the rule of law. It makes a comprehensive comparison - the European Union, Africa Union and MERCOSUR - showing the uneven pathways to rule of law in various contexts.
HISTORY

ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia

Author: Ralf Emmers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: HISTORY

Page: 248

View: 195

This book examines the evolving multilateral security arrangements in East Asia, with a focus on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It explores the function and relevance of ASEAN in East Asia's emerging institutional security landscape. These issues have direct implications for the future of the ASEAN Security Community, the relevance of the ASEAN cooperative model to wider regional arrangements, and finally, for the further institutionalization of great power relations within these multilateral structures. The book highlights ASEAN's successes and shortcomings. It also considers ASEAN-led institutions in the wider region and goes on to analyse alternative approaches to regionalism, including the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit. Overall, it assesses how the various initiatives are likely to develop, concluding that ASEAN, despite its shortcomings, is likely to continue to play a key role.
Business & Economics

Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community

Author: C. Rodolfo Severino

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 489

View: 619

Talking about ASEAN, this volume reappraises the organization from the inside, through controversial or perplexing issues such as the ASEAN Way, the accession of the new members, including Myanmar, the principle of non-interference, regional security, regional economic integration, the haze and SARS, and ASEAN's future.