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Globalization, Governance, and Civil Society

GlobalizationThe Global ThinkNet Tokyo Conference, held in February 1998, is the second in a series of Global ThinkNet conferences, which are a centerpiece of the Global ThinkNet project and designed in part to give voice to and facilitate discussion on the findings of various research activities under the project. This report of the conference—which over two days addressed issues related to globalizations impact on governance as well as the growing role of civil society organizations in improving the governance of domestic societies and the international community—includes a summary of presentations and discussions; sixteen background papers and presentations by intellectual leaders from policy research institutions, foundations, academic institutions, and the spheres of politics and business; and keynote speeches by H.E. Anwar Ibrahim, deputy prime minister of Malaysia, and Koichi Kato, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.

Chapters

Keynote Speeches
H. E. Anwar Ibrahim
Koichi Kato
Summary of Presentations and Discussions
Asian Values: Assets or Liability?
Han Sung-Joo, Director, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University
Domestic Adjustments to Globalization
Charles E. Morrison, Chair, U.S. Consortium of APEC Study Centers
Globalization and Domestic Governance
Shen Mingming, Director, Research Center for Contemporary China, Peking University
Globalization and Governance in Japanese Society
Atsushi Shimokobe, Chairman, Tokio Marine Research Institute
Globalization's Consequences and Challenges for Governance
Richard N. Haass, Director for Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
A Global Agenda for International Governance
V. A. Pai Panandiker, Director, Centre for Policy Research
Globalization's Challenge to Bad Governance
Gebhard L. Schweigler, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Globalization and Governance of International Society
Shinji Fukukawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Institute for Human Studies
The New Security Agenda
Paul B. Stares, Senior Research Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
The Economic Crisis in East Asia and the Nonprofit Sector
Jung Ku-Hyun, Director, Seoul Forum for International Affairs
Rethinking the Public Interest in Japan
Shin'ichi Yoshida, Columnist, Asahi Shimbun
Civil Society as the Cornerstone of a New Global Community
Andrei V. Kortunov, President, Moscow Public Science Foundation
Civil Society and Domestic Governance
Carolina G. Hernandez, President, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies
The Impact of Transnational Civil Society
Ann M. Florini, Resident Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
History as a Bridge to a New Vision of International Society
Akira Iriye, Professor of History, Harvard University
Globalization, Civil Society, and International Governance
John W. Sewell, President, Overseas Development Council

Copyright © 1998 Japan Center for International Exchange

Japan Center for International Exchange, 1998

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