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    A dictionary of international trade organizations and agreements 

    Holden, Patrick. (Routledge, 2011)

    Continuing globalization has meant the increased development and importance of regional and international trade organizations and trade agreements. This Dictionary provides a background to the historical development of such systems, as well as giving a global overview of the current situation.
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    ASEAN and the institutionalization of East Asia 

    Emmers, Ralf (Routledge, 2012)

    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 ...
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    ASEAN regionalism : cooperation, values and institutionalization 

    Roberts, Christopher B. (Routledge, 2012)

    This book examines the key motivations for and challenges to greater regional integration in Southeast Asia. It demonstrates how security and economic concerns -domestic, regional and international - have either contributed to, or detracted from, an increased level of unity and cooperation in ASEAN. It also explores how the patterns of interaction and socialization generated by these issues, together with the nature of domestic political systems, have affected the emergence of common values, norms and interests. It covers the full range of issues ...
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    Building a people-oriented security community the ASEAN way 

    Collins, Alan. (Routledge, 2013)

    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 ...
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    Case studies in public governance : building institutions in Singapore 

    Gwee, June (Routledge, 2013-06)

    This book makes available original case studies on how institutions developed in Singapore. Up until now, these case studies have been used exclusively in Singapore to teach public governance, and have been well-received in the Singapore Civil Service College’s milestone programmes. With this publication, more will be able to access this material. Students, researchers and policy-makers can now use these case studies for pedagogy or to derive insights on Singapore’s approach on governance. Designed around the theme of "building institutions", the ...
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    Changing marriage patterns in Southeast Asia : economic and socio-cultural dimensions 

    Jones, Gavin W.; Hull, Terence H.; Maznah Mohamad. (Routledge, 2011)

    Various forms of partnering – such as officially registered marriages, cohabiting relationships, and other kinds of relatively stable relationships - are crucial in the formation of families throughout the world. Although, today, forms of partnering in the region are not restricted to formal marriage, the norm remains for couples to marry – to establish a new family, and to accept the cultural requirement to have children.
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    China and globalization : the social, economic, and political transformation of Chinese society 

    Guthrie, Doug, 1969- (Routledge, 2012)

    In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the economic genesis in this compact and highly readable introduction to contemporary China. He highlights the social, cultural and political factors fostering this revolutionary change and interweaves a broad structural analysis with a consideration of social changes at the micro and macro levels.
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    Chinese business in southeast Asia : contesting cultural explanations, researching entrepreneurship 

    Gomez, Edmund Terence.; Xiao, Xinhuang. (Routledge, 2012-11)

    Presents empirical findings from different South-East Asian countries to demonstrate that Chinese businessmen employ a variety of strategies in their networking, entrepreneurship and organisational and firm development; and concludes that much more research is needed in order to provide a full understanding of Chinese business success.
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    Citizens and the state : attitudes in western Europe and east and southeast Asia 

    Inoguchi, Takashi.; Blondel, Jean, 1929- (Routledge, 2012-11)
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    Cooperative security and the balance of power in ASEAN and ARF 

    Emmers, Ralf (Routledge, 2012-11)

    Emmers questions the dichotomy implicit in this interpretation and investigates what role the balance of power really plays in such cooperative security arrangements and in the calculations of the participants of ASEAN and the ARF. He offers a thorough analysis of the influence the balance of power has had on the formation and evolution of the ASEAN and ARF and reveals the co-existence and inter-relationship between both approaches within the two institutions.
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    Cultural politics and Asian values : the tepid war 

    Barr, Michael D. (Routledge, 2012-11)

    Cultural Politics and Asian Values looks at the political, cultural and religious background of East and Southeast Asian societies and those of 'the West', with a view to seeing how they are affecting contemporary national and international politics: democratization, the international human rights discourse, NGOs and globalization.
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    Culture, religion and conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia : negotiating tense pluralisms 

    Camilleri, Joseph A.; Schottmann, Sven. (Routledge, 2013)

    By examining the sometimes surprising and unexpected roles that culture and religion have played in mitigating or exacerbating conflicts, this book explores the cultural repertoires from which Southeast Asian political actors have drawn to negotiate the pluralism that has so long been characteristic of the region. Focusing on the dynamics of identity politics and the range of responses to the socio-political challenges of religious and ethnic pluralism, the authors assembled in this book illuminate the principal regional discourses that attempt ...
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    Dictionary of the modern politics of South-East Asia 

    Leifer, Michael (Routledge, 2013-05)

    This comprehensive Dictionary provides descriptive and analytical coverage of the turbulent political history and striking changes which have occurred both regionally and in key countries since the end of the Second World War. Substantially rewritten to take into account the dramatic political events and developments since 1995, the third edition of this acclaimed Dictionary will provide non-specialists and specialists alike with an essential resource on this constantly changing and volatile region.
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    Ending forced labour in Myanmar : engaging a pariah regime 

    Horsey, Richard. (Routledge, 2011)

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts since the early 1990s to address the forced labour situation in Myanmar represent a rare example of success in influencing the behaviour of that regime, and this book gives a first-hand account of these efforts.
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    Environmental challenges in South-East Asia 

    King, Victor T. (Routledge, 2013-01)

    This volume discusses environmental change, natural resource exploitation and the prospect for ecological sustainability in Southeast Asia. The contributors including sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, economists, political economists and historians, presents the findings of recent archival and field research mainly from ongoing programmes of team research based in European universities and institutes.
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    Environmental cooperation in Southeast Asia 

    Nguitragool, Paruedee. (Routledge, 2011)

    One of the most challenging environmental threats to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been the haze, the sickening and deadly cloud of smoky pollution caused by widespread burning of land and forests in Indonesia. This book examines both the threat and response to it by analysing environmental cooperation in Southeast Asia from an international regime perspective.
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    Ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia 

    Holst, Frederik. (Routledge, 2012)

    This book is the first monograph to provide an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present. In his analysis, the author takes multiple layers of ethnicization into account and shows how these have shaped Malaysia’s socio-political system and society in different ways. Moving beyond a center-focused, top-down-oriented perception of identity politics, this work highlights on the one hand the role and position of a multitude of actors - from ...
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    Export-oriented industrialisation : the ASEAN experience 

    Mohamed Ariff; Hill, Hal (Routledge, 2011)

    First published in 1985, this study is a comparative examination of industrialisation and industrial policy from the early 1960s to the early 1980s in the five original member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN): namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
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    Film in contemporary Southeast Asia : cultural interpretation and social intervention 

    Lim, David C. L.; Yamamoto, Hiroyuki. (Routledge, 2012)

    This book discusses contemporary film in all the main countries of Southeast Asia, and the social practices and ideologies which films either represent or oppose. It shows how film acquires signification through cultural interpretation, and how film also serves as a site of contestations between social and political agents seeking to promote, challenge, or erase certain meanings, messages or ideas from public circulation. A unique feature of the book is that it focuses as much on films as it does on the societies from which these films emerge: ...
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    Higher education in Southeast Asia : blurring borders, changing balance 

    Welch, Anthony R. (Routledge, 2011)

    This is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East, South, and East Asia has shifted markedly.