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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 GAP : good agricultural practices for production of fresh fruit and vegetables in ASEAN Region 

    Unknown author (ASEAN Secretariat, 2008)

    Presents ASEAN GAP, a standard for good agricultural practice during the production, harvesting and postharvest handling of fresh fruit and vegetables in the ASEAN region, including the purpose and scope of ASEAN GAP. Describes how ASEAN GAP was developed, and outlines the structure ASEAN GAP, consisting of four modules, i.e. food safety, environmental management, worker health, safety and welfare, and produce quality. Gives the detail of each module. Provides a summary of the various sections contained in each module, and a glossary of abbreviations ...
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    ASEAN guidelines for chain of custody of legal timber and sustainable timber 

    Unknown author (ASEAN Secretariat, 2012)

    Provides definitions of terms or words relevant to the guidelines. Explains chain of custody fundamentals in terms of purposes, quantities of authorized material entering the product chain, critical control points, and the principles of product identification, segregation, and documentation. Describes the ASEAN guideline for chain of custody of legal timber and its objective. Mentions the chain of custody system, covering log identification and documentation within the forest, transportation and storage, processing facilities with approval of ...
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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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    Better business better life 

    Orose Leelakulthanit (Chulalongkorn University Printing House, 2018)
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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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    Business intelligence and analytics for managers 

    Jongsawas Chongwatpol (Chulalongkorn University Printing House, 2017)
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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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    Citizens, civil society and heritage-making in Asia 

    Hsiao, Hsin-Huang Michael; Xiao, Xinhuang; Hui, Yew-Foong; Peycam, Philippe (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017)

    This volume is based on papers from the second in a series of three conferences that deal with the multi-scalar processes of heritage-making, ranging from the local to the national and international levels, involving different players with different degrees of agency and interests. These players include citizens and civil society, the state, and international organizations and actors. The current volume focuses on the role of citizens and civil society in the politics of heritage-making, looking at how these players at the grass-roots level make ...
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    Citizenship in Myanmar : ways of being in and from Burma 

    South, Ashley; Lall, M. C. (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017)

    Myanmar is going through a period of profound and contested transition. The country has experienced widespread if sometimes uneven reforms, including the start of a peace process between the government and Myanmar Army, and some two dozen ethnic armed organizations, which had long been fighting for greater autonomy from the militarized and Burman-dominated state. This book brings together chapters by Burmese and foreign experts, and contributions from community and political leaders, who discuss the meaning of citizenship in Myanmar/Burma. The ...
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    Codes of conduct on the road to implementation : the dynamic of brand demands, factory resistance, and rights of workers 

    Philip S. Robertson Jr. (International Institute for Trade and Development, 2008)

    Codes of conduct have spread throughout the garment and textile export industry, setting conditions for a variety of practices in the production process at the factory. Most importantly, these codes prescribe a set out requirements for factories to respect labour rights, such as freedom of association and right to collectively bargain, as well as ensure compliance with at least the legal minimum for wages and conditions of work.
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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.