• In November 2008, the Regional Economic Studies Programme of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Singapore office of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada organised a forum on "Regional Economic Integration - ASEAN and Canadian Perspectives". The forum concluded that fundamentally the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were two different kinds of agreements. First, while NAFTA focused entirely on trade and investments, the scope of AFTA was much broader, going beyond issues of trade and investments alone. Secondly, NAFTA was a lightly institutionalized regional trade agreement. There was no formal policy of institutional or policy development, and it lacked legislative instruments. Although ASEAN had a secretariat, its regional institutions remained weak in comparison to those of the European Union. Thirdly, the dispute-settlement mechanism in ASEAN was different from that of NAFTA. The ASEAN provisions were scattered over a number of documents and covered both economic (trade and investment) issues and other disputes (e.g., political or territorial), while NAFTA provisions were contained in a single document and could be applied only to matters related to trade and investments. Finally, although many studies presented trade liberalisation as a win-win proposition, the distribution of costs and benefits was mostly uneven. In the case of Canada, short-run gains in efficiency fro...
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  • Книга "Das ASEAN Regional Forum".
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  • In November 2008, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS), Academia Sinica, Taiwan, the ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, and the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) organized a symposium in Taipei on ASEAN-Taiwan economic relations. The symposium concluded that while a free trade agreement between Taiwan and ASEAN was not, for political reasons, possible at the moment, Taiwan businesses could take part in the ASEAN regional integration process. Involvement in ASEAN's production chain would give Taiwanese enterprises access to other markets - Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, etc. The symposium also concluded that to strengthen ASEAN-Taiwan relations, a Taiwan-ASEAN business council could be formed among Taiwanese companies doing business in ASEAN. However, ASEAN needed to provide the appropriate environment including schools and medical facilities for Taiwanese investors and managers. Information on ASEAN countries and doing business in them should be readily available, especially in Chinese, as many Taiwanese investors had limited grasp of the English language.
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  • This report, the first in the ASEAN Studies Centre report series, begins with a brief account of the important points raised during the discussions made at the workshop on "The ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks", organized by the ASEAN Studies Centre and the Regional Economic Studies Programme on 15 April 2008. The first endeavour in which the new ASEAN Studies Centre was actively involved, the closed-door workshop gathered Southeast Asian experts on ASEAN for what was essentially a brainstorming session on the nature of the ASEAN Community that the association aspires to be, segmented into its three pillars - the ASEAN Economic Community, the ASEAN Security Community, and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. The session examined the benefits expected from regional community building for the people of Southeast Asia and the obstacles that lay on the way to its achievement. The workshop suggested certain measures for removing those obstacles. It then discussed the newly signed ASEAN Charter: the significance of its provisions, how it could help build the ASEAN Community, and how it might fall short of doing so. The workshop also heard a short briefing on the aims and functions of the ASEAN Studies Centre and proffered suggestions for it.
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  • China has long claimed the ownership of a network of widely-scattered islands and their surrounding waters and resources in the South China Sea. These claims overlap in a substantial way with those of at least three ASEAN countries: Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. To this day, the South China Sea has remained one of the region's most dangerous 'flashpoints'. Despite regional efforts to calm the situation, the complicated nature of the issue continues to challenge regional security. The ASEAN Studies Centre has taken this initiative to host a discussion on "Energy and Geopolitics in South China Sea", with contributions from Michael Richardson and a number of experts in this area to put across their analytical views of the issue.
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  • Internship Report from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: A, University for Peace, course: International Peace Studies, language: English, abstract: Internship bridges the gap between the theory and practice in the field of studies. The training includes provision of theoretical foundations of the field of peace and conflict and opportunity to have a professional experience in international and local organizations as a final requirement for the completion of the program leading to a master's degree. This internship final report focuses on the latter part of the training.Specifically, this final report describes the conduct of internship in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), particularly in the Bureau for Resources Development (BRD), from June- October 2008. The internship was divided into three assignments/activities, namely, the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts, the ASEAN Political and Security Community meeting, and the ASEAN Humanitarian Task Force in Myanmar. These activities and events are characterized as ASEAN Way of peacebuilding in Southeast Asian region. The report contains mainly seven sections; 1) a profile of the organization that hosts the internship, 2) conceptual framework on the area of work, and 3) the relationship of the area of work with the field of peace and conflict studies, 4) accomplishments and assessment, 5) lesson learned, 6) summary, 7) recommendati...
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  • In June 2009, the ASEAN Studies Centre of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized ISEAS' annual roundtable, this time on the subject of "The Global Economic Crisis: Implications for ASEAN". The roundtable concluded that the crisis had a significant impact on the region, and ASEAN needed to have a better co-ordinated approach if it was to weather the storm. The region had taken into account the fact that the developed countries like the US and the EU would take a longer time to come out of the crisis. Hence, while export-led growth policies had served the region well in the past, governments now had to adopt policies that were oriented more to the domestic or regional markets. Another conclusion of the roundtable had to do with the notion of "security". The current economic crisis was considered as a new kind of insecurity. Hence, the future treatment of regional security should be reconceptualized, so that there could be better prospects of anticipating future threats from the economic realm. Lastly, the roundtable judged that ASEAN had not fully addressed the implications of the current crisis on the poor. In the light of the tendency of the crisis to push increasing number of people to become poor, ASEAN cooperation in labour and social protection needed to aim at preventing the crisis from causing further social damage.
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  • Книга "ASEAN into the 1990s".
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  • Книга "Building ASEAN. 20 Years of Southeast Asian Cooperation".
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  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Globalisierung, pol. Ökonomie, Note: 1,7, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „ASEAN´s fundamental norms are directed toward protecting and enhancing the sovereignty ofits member states. Sovereignty is the foundation on which ASEAN is built [...] In Practice, thatmeans that the ASEAN regional identity does not prevent the ASEAN states from putting narrownational interests above regional interests. [...] In addition, ASEAN´s members often do notshare economic and political philosophies, systems, or levels of development. [...] The commoninterests and objectives that are crucial to the formation of a strong regional institution are oftenmissing in the ASEAN."In Bezug auf die Ansicht Shaun Narines können innerhalb der Wissenschaft äquivalenteMeinungen bezüglich der ASEAN konstatiert werden. Gemäß den Aussagen James Clauds istdie ASEAN eine „[...] bisslose Schwatzbude, die bestenfalls regungslos überlebe, oder längstpolitisch irrelevant geworden sei." Kritisiert werden strukturelle Schwächen, geringeInstitutionalisierung, Nichteinmischungsprinzip, verfrühte Erweiterung und Versagen bei derBewältigung regionaler Probleme im Zuge der Asienkrise. Wiederum ist es der ASEAN jedochfür mehr als dreißig Jahre gelungen, im internationalen System zu überleben und sich zuetablieren. Einschätzungen darüber, welchen Stellenwert die Or...
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  • "The volume edited by Ganesan and Amer is a welcome departure from the academic theoretical focus on the regionalist enterprise of ASEAN. As the aspirational goal of an ASEAN community becomes increasingly elusive - if not illusory - this book explains in real policy terms the challenge to the political efficacy of ASEAN's multilateral fora, constrained as they are by consensus, non-interference, and fiercely defended state sovereignty. In detailed and sharply etched studies of the key bilateral interests and issues at the state level, the authors demonstrate that rather than recourse to the multilateral diplomatic platform represented by ASEAN, the preferred national mechanisms for the critical areas of cooperation and conflict will continue to be bilateral and the practies of traditional statecraft." - Donald E. Weatherbee, Russell Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina
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  • Essay from the year 2008 in the subject South Asian Studies, South-Eastern Asian Studies, grade: A-, LUISS University of Rome (LUISS University of Rome, Faculty of Social Science), 47 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The essay examines the engagement between civil society in Southeast Asia andASEAN in the ASEAN community building process. It argues that in spite of initial efforts inmutual accommodation, both sides have been divided from within, which slows theengagement and gives it more form than substance. The efforts by ASEAN so far will onlycreate a community of the governing elite, not a community of the people. Regionalcommunity building, just like nation-building, is very much a people-centered process. It isnot a simple top-down chain of command and control. If ASEAN wants to establish a realcommunity, it must change its modus operandi. It must be much more than an exclusive clubfor the governing elite by giving more space as well as power to civil society in its agendasettingand decision-making. A community is much more a cognitive than material construction; it is somethingthat has to be believed in, sensed, and nurtured by the people. In Southeast Asia, theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is building an ASEAN Community, whichis its most far-reaching project. Yet is it possible for a regional organisation that has beenwidely criticised by civil society for being remote to and detached from the people toestablish a community of...
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  • Книга "ASEAN Financial Co-Operation. Developments in Banking, Finance and Insurance".
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  • India regarded Southeast Asia as a priority area having its strategic, political, economic and cultural significance. For long India enjoyed cultural bonds with the countries of Southeast Asia. With the establishment of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a most glorious chapter in the history of the Southeast Asian region had begun. In course of time it emerged as a successful regional organization. During cold war years India could not maintain its institutional linkages with ASEAN because of its national preoccupations and international priorities. In the post Cold War era India desired to engage with Southeast Asian countries and launched its Look East Policy. There upon India became a Sectoral Dialogue Partner of ASEAN in 1992, a Full Dialogue Partner in 1995 and a member of ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1996. Subsequently India also became a member in two sub regional groupings such as Bay of Bengal Initiative for multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) enhancing its role in firming up India-ASEAN relations.
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  • Know Your ASEAN sets down, in clear and simple language, the basic facts about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. It does so in the form of 40 questions and their answers. It is among the contributions of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies to the observance of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN¿s founding on 8 August 1967.The booklet provides facts on ASEAN¿s establishment, membership, financing and decision-making. It recalls the association¿s contributions to regional security. It explains what ASEAN is doing to integrate the regional economy and promote regional cooperation on the environment, infectious diseases, counter-terrorism, poverty reduction, and natural disasters. It clarifies such issues as non-interference and human rights. It touches on ASEAN¿s relations with other countries and international institutions.Through this booklet and its other work, ISEAS hopes to contribute to the expansion of public understanding about ASEAN, recognizing the fact that regional solidarity, integration and cooperation will be possible only with sufficient public support.The publication¿s design and the cartoons in it are by Miel, Senior Executive Artist and cartoonist of the Straits Times.
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  • In 2012, Russia assumes the Chairmanship of APEC, and is keen to build on its memberships of both East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Russia is geographically and historically part of Asia and the Asia Pacific, and has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since 1996. Still, the obstacles of distance and languages have led ASEAN member states and Russia to know and interact little between both sides. As growth poles in the world economy, there is much benefit in greater interaction between their rich economies. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership in 2011, the ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS and its counterpart from MGIMO-University, Moscow co-organized a two-day conference that year, in which papers were presented offering perspectives from Russia and the ten ASEAN member states. Representatives from academia, and the public and private sectors offered insights on topics including geopolitics, bilateral relations, business and economics, and culture and education. This is a timely book that affords the reader insights into where ASEAN-Russia relations currently stand and suggests how they can improve and move forward.
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  • Книга "ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia".
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  • ASEAN has an abiding interest in peace and stability in this region and in freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea. Much of ASEAN's commerce, including its members' traded food and energy resources, passes through or over the South China Sea. The stakes for ASEAN and its members in the South China Sea are very high.
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  • The official AEC scorecard is expected to track the implementation of measures and the achievement of milestones committed in the AEC Strategic Schedule. However, the scorecard, in its current form, is too brief and general to be useful for the ASEAN citizens. This book attempts to fill this gap and evaluates the current status of and the progress towards the milestones of the AEC Blueprint. The overall message of the book is that even though ASEAN may miss some of its integration goals by 31 December 2015, it will certainly deliver some of the key initiatives - tariff elimination, establishing the ASEAN Single Window, laying the foundation of the regional investment initiative, advancing tourism services, moving ahead with ASEAN connectivity and the realization of ASEAN+1 free trade agreements. AEC's goal of forming an equitable and competitive regional economy will continue to be a work in progress. AEC 2015 is going to be a historic milestone that will raise ASEAN's profile and will help the region to maintain its centrality in the international community.
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  • The services sector plays an important role in ASEAN economies as it accounts for about half of the region’s GDP and more than 45 per cent of its total employment. ASEAN aspires to deepen integration in the services sector in order to enhance the sector’s contribution to economic development and growth in each country. Despite this, services liberalization has progressed slowly compared to goods liberalization both at the multilateral and the regional levels. Different regulatory mechanisms across countries have contributed to the slow pace of liberalization. Logistics is an important industry in the services sector. The integration of logistics is important for deepening economic integration in ASEAN as it facilitates the movement of goods, services and people within and across countries, among producers and from producers to consumers. In view of its importance, ASEAN has identified logistics as one of its priority integration sectors. It has also developed a Connectivity Master Plan and a Strategic Transport Plan, where logistics plays an important role. This book examines the current state of services liberalization in the ten ASEAN economies. It also assesses the FDI enabling environment and the extent of FDI liberalization in the logistics sector as well as the liberalization challenges encountered in each of the ASEAN economies. The book, thus, provides a comparative picture of services liberalization as well as the state of logistics liberalization and development in ...
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  • The past decade has witnessed rapid development in ASEAN-China relations. Both sides now have more in common than before, though differences still exist. ASEAN and China have established a promising strategic partnership ensuring peace, stability, co-operation as well as prosperity for the region. New challenges will, however, continue to emerge to test the resolve of the partnership. This book examines some of the areas of convergence and divergence and the possible trajectories of the development of ASEAN-China relations.
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  • Seit August 2011 überraschte die burmesische Regierung unter Staatspräsident Thein Sein internationale Beobachter mit einer ganzen Reihe demokratischer Reformen. Auch wenn es weiterhin zu schwerwiegenden Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Myanmar gerade gegen Angehörige ethnischer Minderheiten kommt, sind erstmals - nach fünfzig Jahren Militärdiktatur - positive Veränderungen im Hinblick auf eine politische Liberalisierung des Landes und eine Verbesserung der Menschenrechtslage feststellbar.Die vorliegende Untersuchung fragt, wie dieser „politische Wandel" Myanmars seit 2011 zu erklären ist und beleuchtet dabei insbesondere die Rolle der Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in die Myanmar 1997 eingetreten war. So zeichnet sie die Beziehung zwischen der ASEAN und Myanmar von 1997 bis 2012 in ihren verschiedenen Phasen nach und analysiert, inwieweit die ASEAN als "teacher of norms" angesehen werden kann, welche durch Sozialisation zum „politischen Wandel" in Myanmar beiträgt.
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  • This report shares results of a regionwide survey undertaken in late 2007 among over 2,000 students from leading universities across ASEAN member countries. The survey addressed questions on whether youths today consider themselves to be citizens of ASEAN; whether the region's youth are enthusiastic or skeptical about ASEAN; how well the region's youth know ASEAN and its members; and their concerns for the Association and the region. Survey findings indicate a nascent sense of ownership and stake in ASEAN, despite some clear differences in knowledge and opinions on the grouping. It is interesting to note that the students agreed on the importance of economic cooperation and addressing poverty and development needs; and share a desire to know more about the region. Responses from the survey provide a useful source of information for ASEAN policy-makers on promoting awareness about ASEAN and the challenges and opportunities the region faces in pursuing regional integration.
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  • n 2007, a survey - the first of its kind - was carried out to gauge young people's awareness of and attitudes towards ASEAN, following the decision by ASEAN heads of state and government to accelerate the date for accomplishing an integrated ASEAN Community by 2015. Views and attitudes from university undergraduates in the ten ASEAN member states who participated in the survey indicated a nascent sense of identification as citizens of the region as well as their priorities for important aspects of regional integration. An update to the 2007 survey was carried out in 2014-15 among the same target population but with an expanded scope of twenty-two universities and institutes of higher learning across the ten member states. In the updated survey, we found that there are more ASEAN-positive attitudes region-wide, but there are also increases in ASEAN-ambivalent attitudes at country-level in some ASEAN members. Young people's priorities for important aspects of regional integration have also shifted away from economic cooperation to tourism and development cooperation. New questions in the latest survey also allow us to demonstrate the descriptive vocabulary and cognitive maps students hold for the region and its nations. This book details the key findings of the updated survey compared to the earlier survey. These include nation-by-nation results and a summary of region-wide trends, as well as what they suggest for the prospects of ASEAN integration beyond 2015. These ar...
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  • ASEAN leaders proclaimed to create an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. But achieving the target requires cooperation and coordination both within and among the ten ASEAN economies. Currently, with countries having varying considerations towards complete liberalization, protectionism still persists in certain sectors of the economies. A lot of work needs to be done in addressing the domestic reforms, the gaps in infrastructure, the lack of human resources and adequate institutions. Moreover, it is the businesses whose decisions and actions will help the region to achieve an effective integration. The policymakers have vital roles to play in raising the engagement of the private businesses in ASEAN matters. As time is limited, one way for ASEAN is to focus on "core" elements of integration and implement them earnestly in the shortest possible time. The rest of the process, as envisaged in the AEC Blueprint, can follow beyond 2015. This book examines the state of readiness of the member countries for regional integration and discusses the challenges to ASEAN businesses. It gives policy recommendations to address some of the issues faced by the key stakeholders.
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  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich VWL - Fallstudien, Länderstudien, Note: 1,3, Technische Universität Chemnitz, 19 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit zur Entwicklungsökonomik soll die südostasiatische Staatengemeinschaft ASEAN näher betrachtet werden. Sie hatte sich zum Zeitpunkt ihrer Gründung 1967 der Förderung des wirtschaftlichen Wachstums, des sozialen Fortschritts und der kulturellen Entwicklung ihrer Mitgliedsstaaten verschrieben. Die aus mittlerweile zehn Staaten bestehende Gemeinschaft hat in der Vergangenheit durch euphorische Jahre des Wirtschaftsbooms, aber auch durch die Asienkrise 1997 für Aufsehen in der westlichen Welt gesorgt. So wurden immer wieder Diskussionen um das Entwicklungsmodell der ASEAN ausgelöst und heiß diskutiert.In diesem Sinne gestaltet sich der Aufbau der Arbeit wie folgt: In Kapitel 2 wird erläutert, wer und was die ASEAN ist. Dazu werden kurze Ausführungen zu ihrer Geschichte, zu ihren Mitgliedstaaten sowie zur Organisation der ASEAN dargeboten. Da ein Ziel der ASEAN in der Förderung des wirtschaftlichen Wachstums liegt, wird im dritten Kapitel ein Überblick über die wichtigsten Entwicklungstheorien des Außenhandels und des Wachstums gegeben. Es sollen dabei die Ursachen des Außenhandels erklärt und seine möglichen Folgen aufgezeigt werden. Ziel des Theorieteils soll ein besseres Verständnis darüber sein, weshalb sich die ASEAN so im Bereich Außenhandel engagiert. Die Kapitel 4 ...
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  • Asia in the 1980s was identified as having the same basic settings as Europe in the 1950s. Asia has much catching up to do if they consider EU as the existing blueprint for success. As EU has experienced long integration and preparation process, a similar route might also bring ASEAN closer to a currency union. Economic integration in ASEAN started exactly ten years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, through the formation of ASEAN. However, it only gained momentum after the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis which is considered an important milestone in East Asian integration. The monetary authorities in ASEAN members should first link their own home currencies to the Asian Currency Unit before they turn attention to achieving regional monetary integration which paves the way to have ASEM monetary integration. ASEAN is less plausible for a currency union than EU in general. In addition, ASEAN are less responsive to country specific shocks so that adjustment process would be more costly and require longer time. However, a subgroup of ASEAN including Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand might be good candidates for a currency union since they appear highly synchronized.
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  • The Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative (EAI), as envisaged in 2002 by the Bush administration, is set to be a landmark in U.S.-ASEAN trade relations. This study provides a detailed background and a map to the unfolding negotiations. It includes: a detailed review of the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship, beginning with coverage of the U.S.-ASEAN trade in goods globally and ending with an in-depth analysis of the changing structure of bilateral trade in services; reviews of theories of FTAs and empirical testing of the economics of the EAI itself.Using the USSFTA as a reference point, this study identifies and highlights the special bilateral issues that will likely be involved in the ongoing EAI FTA negotiations. The EAI is considered in the context of a changing global, Asia-Pacific and sub-regional environment. Finally, the book makes a case for the EAI, focusing on policy motivations - that is, as a defensive strategy for ASEAN and a proactive commercial policy approach for the United States - as well as a strategic imperative for both.The Economics of the Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative is intended to inform governmental, and nongovernmental policy-makers, trade analysts, economists, and researchers who need to have a comprehensive guide to this major trade initiative.
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  • Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,3, , language: English, abstract: This thesis addresses the relationship between economic development and tradeopenness as well as some structural factors (i.e., human capital, financial resources andinstitution) in the ASEAN countries. This thesis has three objectives. First, it attempts toqualitatively describe the ASEAN cooperation in order to promote interest in ASEAN.Second, it quantitatively estimates the effect of international trade on economic developmentof the ASEAN nations. Finally, it investigates how the effect of international trade oneconomic growth varies as a result of differences in human capital, financial resources andinstitution across the ASEAN nations.To accomplish these tasks, panel dataset on the ASEAN nations from 1980 to 2010are collected and pooled OLS, fixed-effect and instrumental variable models are applied tothe dataset. Taking into account a variety of specification issues as well as endogeneity oftrade openness, the research results show that trade openness plays an extremely importantrole on economic development of these countries. In addition, the benefit from tradeopenness is greater in countries that have more educated workers, deeper financial resourcesand better quality of institution. In conclusion, this thesis suggests that these structural factorsneed to be strengthened in order to benefit more from international trade.Key words: Inte...
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  • The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power. Challenging this central puzzle, the core argument of this study is to present an alternative path for the study of Japanese foreign policy. In fact, in recent years Japanese foreign policy has become less dependent on the United States, more strategic towards Asia, and more energetic towards international and regional institutions. One of the main features is multilateralism in Japanese foreign policy, as shown by Japan's active participation in the regional institutions. In pursuing multilateralism, Japan cooperated closely with the only durable regional body in Southeast Asia, to wit, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Given the fact that East Asian regionalism has been driven by ASEAN, it is of utmost urgency to investigate the emerging partnership between Japan and ASEAN. The central thesis of this study is thus to put Japan's ASEAN policy into a proper perspective by asserting that Japan's new policy initiatives towards ASEAN are not reactive, nor are they exceptions in a broader framework of merely reactive foreign policy.
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  • This book is about the global economic crisis occurred in the period 2008-2009 with the reference to the economy of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The main reason that this book focuses on ASEAN is simply because since 1990 until today the region has been hit by two big economic crisis. The first one was known as the Asian financial crisis happened in 1997-1998, which is considered merely as a regional economic crisis since it was originated within the region and its has not really produced a global economic recession. The second one was that in 2008-09, which started first in 2007 as a huge financial crisis in the United States (US) and then spread worldwide. The experiences with these two big economic crises strongly suggest that the economy of many ASEAN member countries, especially Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines is vulnerable to any economic shocks; although the level of vulnerability to economic crises may vary by country.
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  • In this study we will be taking a detailed look at the status of some of the many nations that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations grouping. This will include Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, and the Philippines. The purpose of the study is to analyze economic change with ASEAN, consumer behavior, and marketing trends, including international trade between Thailand and ASEAN, Thailand and NAFTA, ASEAN and NAFTA using both qualitative and descriptive research methods. The study will also cover some of the marketing trends, changes and developments member states have had to make as the import and export trade is widely touted as a balancing act which will stabilize and promote both foreign investment and growth in the local economy.
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  • This study is not merely about making ASEAN more effective. By looking at how ICT - with its ability to overcome distance and time - could be a tool for enabling effective non-state actors in regional rule making, it also contributes to the literature on Global eGovernance.
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  • The level of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows from ASEAN countries has increased rapidly in past two decades. This book examines OFDI trends and patterns in the ASEAN region including the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community. It also provides analyses of country policies affecting OFDI and the drivers of OFDI in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Myanmar is studied as an investment frontier for other ASEAN countries.“The dynamic economies of Southeast Asia have historically been very large recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI). As global capital markets have opened up, and these economies have developed their technological and commercial capabilities, in more recent years Southeast Asia has emerged as a significant source of outward FDI both within the region and beyond. This important volume, by a group of leading regional scholars, offers a timely, comprehensive, accessible and authoritative analysis of this phenomenon.” -- Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University“A timely, rich and comprehensive study filling a major gap in the literature on the increasingly important phenomenon of foreign investment flowing out from regions including developing and middle-income countries.” -- Luke Nottage, Professor of Comparative and Transnational Business Law; Associate Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of...
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