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  • A Political and Economic Dictionary of South-East Asia
    By Andrew T.H. Tan, Europa, London, 2004. Web site: http://www.europapublications.co.uk/
  • ASEAN-China Relations
    Saw Swee Hock, Sheng Lijun, Chin Kin Wah, eds. ISEAS. 2005. A collection of papers by academics and researchers on broad issues such as China's peaceful development, the nature of relations between China and ASEAN, ASEAN+3, ARF, security cooperation, especially in maritime terms, and specific flashpoints between China and member nations of ASEAN. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • Asia Europe Journal
    Asia Europe Foundation, Springer, Germany, April 2005. Various articles on Asian and European contemporary issues. Web site: http://aej.asef.org
  • Asia Pacific and Human Rights: A Global Political Economy Perspective
    Edited by Paul Close and David Askew, The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series, Ashgate, 2005. Web site: http://www.ashgate.com
  • Asia Pacific Review
    Edited by Terri Nii. Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), Tokyo. Volume 12, 2005. The biennial publication is a compilation of articles written by scholars, diplomats, politicians and business people on global, political, economic, security, energy and environmental issues with an emphasis on Asia Pacific. Contact: editor@iips.org, Web site: http://www.iips.org
  • Betwixt and Between : Southeast Asian Strategic Relations with the U.S. and China
    Edited by Evelyn Goh, IDSS Monograph No.7, 2005. This short volume compares key Southeast Asian states' approaches to China and the United States in regional security. The monograph shows that even though the states in the region are sometimes portrayed as having a unified stance—eager to develop closer political and economic relations with China, while maintaining a preference for strong U.S. military and strategic involvement, as a hedge against the possible failure of engagement with China—there is a range of views and expectations on this issue. Web site: http://www.idss.edu.sg/publications/monographs.html
  • Capacity Building for Maritime Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
    Edited by Peter Cozens and Joanna Mossop. This volume contains revised versions of a selection of papers presented at the Council for Security Corporation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) Study Group Meetings on Maritime Security Cooperation held in Kunming, China in December 2004 and in New Delhi, India in April 2005. Various authors—academics, officials, mariners, lawyers and policymakers—contributed to this volume, expressing their own views, and not necessarily reflecting their own government's policies. It shows that they have similar ambitions to build capacity and maritime awareness and thus enhance good order at sea, and there is a general recognition of the good that can flow from cooperative approaches. Web site: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/css/html/CapacityBuilding.htm
  • China and Southeast Asia: Global Changes and Regional Challenges
    Edited by Ho Khai Leong and Samuel C.Y., Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), 2005. This book looks at the way Southeast Asia and China deal with each other and how this has changed because of events such as the collapse of Soviet communism, the expansion of world trade and the Asian financial crisis. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • China's Emergence and its Impact on the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan: Views from the Next Generation
    Edited by Vivian Brailey Fritschi. Issues & Insights No. 1-05 January 2005. This volume is the first in a series of reports on the next generation's views on issues affecting peace and stability in East Asia. It contains the assessments and personal viewpoints of young specialists and scholars who participated in three Pacific Forum CSIS conferences during 2004 as part of the Forum's Young Leaders program. Web site: http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/v05n01%5B1%5D.pdf
  • China's Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils
    By Robert Sutter. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. April 2005. China's rapid military and economic growth has fuelled a steady stream of analysis and debate about its motivations and objectives regarding the United States. Yet until now, there has not been a sustained, single-authored assessment in English of China's expanding influence in Asia in the post-Cold War period. Sutter draws on his extensive experience in the region to explore the current debate on China's rise and its meaning for U.S. interests by examining in detail China's current and historical relations with the key countries of Asia. Sutter's nuanced study shows that U.S. power and influence continue to dominate Asia and play a critical role in determining China's cooperative or confrontational approach. Web site: http://www.rowmanlittlefield.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search
  • Civil Life, Globalization and Political Change in Asia: Organizing Between Family and State
    Edited by Robert P. Weller. Routledge. May 2005. A collection of papers on the ways that NGOs may encourage better governance, democratic politics and even the possible development of a global civil society. The research was done through a series of case studies on China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Web site: http://www.routledge.com/asianstudies
  • Civil Society and Political Change in Asia: Expanding and Contracting Democratic Space
    Edited by Muthiah Alagappa. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. End 2004. A comprehensive investigation of the connection between civil society and political change in Asia toward more open, participatory politics. It finds that there is no clear connection between civil society and democracy: some civil society organizations (CSOs) support democracy and others undermine it. Also while civil society is a key factor in political change, larger factors are the establishment of effective political parties, legislatures and state institutions.
  • Club de Madrid Series on Democracy and Terrorism.
    Prior to the Madrid Summit (March 2005), scholars and expert practitioners explored the issues of democracy, terrorism and security. This publication is a collection of the recommendations from each working group. The publication consists of three volumes: Volume I—The Causes of Terrorism—includes contributions on the psychological roots of terrorism, political explanations, economic factors, religion, and culture; Volume II—Confronting Terrorism—deals with policing, intelligence, military responses, terrorist finance, and science and technology; and Volume III—Towards a Democratic Response—addresses the role of international institutions, legal responses, democracy promotion, human rights and civil society. Web site: http://english.safe-democracy.org/
  • Evolution of ASEAN-Japan Relations
    By Sueo Sudo, ISEAS, 2005. This book charts the progress of ASEAN-Japan relations from their difficult wartime legacy to postwar moves at diplomatic and economic rapprochement through successive governments. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • George W. Bush and East Asia: A First Term Assessment
    Edited by Robert M. Hathaway and Wilson Lee. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 2005. When George W. Bush took office in January 2001, he gave little indication that he had a detailed Asia policy in mind—but has since acquired an extensive Asia r�sum�. In this Asia Program report, essays by policymakers, scholars and foreign policy experts analyze the Bush administration's successes, failures, challenges and priorities in dealing with East and Southeast Asia. Contributors are from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and U.S. Web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1462&fuseaction=topics.publications&group_id=128705
  • North Korean Paradoxes: Circumstances, Costs and Consequences of Unification
    By Charles Wolf, Jr. and Kamil Akramov. Rand Corporation, 2005. This book analyzes some of the economic, political, and security issues associated with Korean unification, and considers the numerous puzzles and paradoxes that obscure the North Korean system. It also look into how the system might unravel, leading to the possibility of reunification, and what the attendant capital costs of reunification would be under differing circumstances and assumptions. Web site: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2005/RAND_MG333.pdf
  • Paths to Regionalisation: Comparing Experiences in East Asia and Europe
    Sophie Boisseau du Rocher & Bertrand Fort, eds. Marshall Cavendish, 2005. Part of the Asia-Europe Research Series, which is based on peer-reviewed research from the Asia-Europe Foundation, will publish comparative research and policy papers in a variety of disciplines. The book helps to explain the differences in region-building as experienced by East Asia and Europe, and tries to show that the different methods for how they have evolved should not prevent them from having common interests or things they can learn from each other. It also seeks to show the benefits to regions of globalisation. Web site: http://www.asef.org, http://www.marshallcavendish.com/academic
  • Piracy in Southeast Asia: Status, Issues and Responses
    Derek Johnson and Mark Valencia, eds. ISEAS/ IIAS, 2005. This book provides an analysis of maritime piracy in Southeast Asia and the challenges to regional cooperation. The key finding is that initiatives to build trust and cooperation in the region will be essential to dealing with the challenges. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • Regional Outlook: Southeast Asia 2005-2006.
    Russell Hiang-Khng Heng and Rahul Sen, eds. Singapore: ISEAS, 2005. An annual publication of ISEAS, launched in 1992, this book aims to give a succinct analysis of current political and economic trends shaping Southeast Asia as well as an outlook for the coming two years. It also contains political commentaries and economic forecasts for all 10 ASEAN countries. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • Regional Security in Southeast Asia: Beyond the ASEAN Way
    By Mely Caballero-Anthony. Singapore: ISEAS, 2005. This book analyses how regional security has been managed by ASEAN throughout the various phases of its development. It also explores the changes to mechanisms for regional conflict management, as well as relevant actors outside ASEAN. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region
    Edited by T.J. Pempel. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. 2005. A compilation of essays that highlight and analyze the developing areas of political, economic, and non-governmental cooperation in East Asia. Web site: http://www.cgp.org/index.php?option=article&task=default&articleid=255&id=9
  • Roadmap to an ASEAN Economic Community
    Edited by Denis Hew. Singapore: ISEAS, 2005. This books aims to give flesh to the idea of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and provide strategies to achieve this goal by 2020, as stated at the Eighth ASEAN Summit in 2002. It includes chapters on lessons from the EU, necessary institutional reforms, discussions on specific aspects of economic integration, and the implications for poverty reduction in Southeast Asia. Web site: http://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg
  • Security Policy Reforms in East Asia and a Trilateral Crisis Response Planning Opportunity: Second Interim TCOG Report
    Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA). March 2005. The second interim report is focused on the following issue areas of trilateral coordination (U.S., Japan, Korea) which might include 1) crisis contingency planning, such as planning a response to the collapse of government control in North Korea, regional natural disasters, or terrorist incidents; 2) longer-term policy planning, such as the impact on alliance relations and associated security postures of changes being triggered by the much-discussed "transformation" of the U.S. military, especially with respect to alternative basing options and force structure requirements in the region; and 3) institution building, such as the prospects for closer coordination on regional and global arms control, including broader bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral efforts to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Asia. There is a particular emphasis on the opportunities to improve crisis contingency planning and response cooperation. The massive December 2004 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of South and Southeast Asia present a vivid reminder of both the value of recent efforts to facilitate multilateral relief coordination, as well as how much room remains for improvement in this area. Web site: http://www.ifpa.org/projects/TCOG2.htm
  • The Future of APEC and regionalism in Asia Pacific: Perspectives from the Second Track
    Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia, 2005. Contributing authors from various Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) members look at the role of APEC, its achievements against its goals, good governance and broader issues of regionalism in the Asia Pacific. Web site: http://www.csis.or.id/publications_book_view.asp?tab=0&iid=41
  • The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium
    By Robyn Lim. Routledge. June 2005. This is an examination of the geopolitics of the region of East Asia since the end of the Cold War, with close analysis of the key unresolved strategic tensions, focusing on the Korean peninsula, Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. It looks at hoe the historical issues shape international relations today and assesses the risk of war in the region. Web site: http://www.routledge.com/asianstudies
  • Unmasking Terror: A Global Review of Terrorist Activities
    The Jamestown Foundation, 2005. This edited volume contains articles and interviews published in Terrorism Monitor from September 11, 2003 through September 11, 2004 with a foreword from Lt. Gen. William Odom. Unmasking Terror features over 40 experts on terrorism, intelligence and security, providing information and objective analysis on recent developments in global terrorist groups as well as insights into the underlying causes, motivations, and inner-workings of terrorism, especially in regard to al-Qaeda and the U.S. War on Terror. Web site: http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/clientpr/jamestown/unmaskingterror.htm
  • Values and Life Styles in Urban Asia: A Cross-Cultural Analysis and Sourcebook Based on the AsiaBarometer Survey of 2003
    Edited by Inoguchi, Takashi, Miguel Basanez, Akihiko Tanaka and Timur Dadabaev. Mexico City: Siglo XXI Editores. 2005. The Asia Barometer represents the largest ever, comparative survey in Asia, covering East, Southeast, South and Central Asia, focusing on daily lives of ordinary people and their relationship to family, neighborhood, workplace, social and political institutions and market place. The barometer conducts country-wide face-to-face surveys using standardized instruments designed around a common research framework. Web site: http://avatoli.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~asiabarometer
  • What Motivates Regional Financial Cooperation in East Asia Today?
    By Jennifer Amyx. AsiaPacific Issues, No. 76. Honolulu: East-West Center. February 2005. Regional financial cooperation in East Asia is proceeding with unprecedented intensity. Latest developments include two Asian Bond Funds, created by the regional central bankers group, and an Asian Bond Markets Initiative launched by the finance ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations member states plus China, Japan, and South Korea (or ASEAN+3). Some observers continue to attribute such cooperation to sharpened antagonism between East Asia and the West since the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98. But this view overlooks a key internal driver: China's shift to a more proactive stance toward regional cooperation. Far from demonstrating an antagonism toward market-based financial systems, ASEAN+3 members are embracing more liberal rules for economic interaction in their creation of regional bond funds and markets. Financial cooperation in East Asia is today motivated by factors that differ considerably from those observed in the immediate aftermath of the Asian financial crisis and the implications extend beyond East Asia. Web site: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/res-rp-publicationdetails.asp?pub_ID=1587&SearchString=