ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY: UNCERTAINTY IN A CHANGING WORLD ORDER (16TH APR)
584 pp (2003)
Edited by Elina Noor & Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
The 16th Asia Pacific Roundtable was convened in June 2002, when the world was still recovering from the after-effects of the terrorist attacks of Sept 11 2001, and the US military strike in Afghanistan that followed. The roundtable, held against the imposing backdrop of international terrorism, sought to analyse not just to constructs of the issue of terrorism, but also its geo-strategic implications for countries in the Asia Pacific. This volume contains selected papers from the 16th Roundtable.
K-BASED ECONOMY MASTER PLAN
224 pp (2002)
ISBN – 9657947-281-7
The Knowledge-Based Economy Master Plan charts the course for the development of Malaysia from an input-driven economy to a knowledge-based one in order to sustain competitiveness and dynamic growth, to fulfill the goals of Vision 2020. The Master Plan contains 136 recommendations to be undertaken in seven critical areas, of which human resources development has been identified as the most important. The Master Plan should be invaluable in catalysing new growth and fostering added prosperity for the people of Malaysia.
ASIA PACIFIC SECURITY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY (15TH APR)
623 pp (2002)
Edited by Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
The 15th Asia Pacific Roundtable was held in June 2001, at a time when most of the economies of the region appeared to have had weathered the worst of the financial and economic crises that had afflicted them. As the region stood poised on the threshold of the 21st century, it faced major challenges and issues. The Roundtable discussed some of these issues, ranging from implications for the region of the policies of the Bush administration, the implications of China’s entry into WTO on other economies, to the impact of democratic reform upon the security of states and the region. This volume contains selected papers from the Roundtable.
THE ASIA PACIFIC IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM (14TH APR)
770 pp (2001)
Edited by Mely C Anthony & Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
Expectations of the new millennium were mixed – ranging from euphoria about brighter futures to come, to concerns that nothing else was new. These mixed responses mirrored the expectations of prospects for peace in the Asia-Pacific region. Still reeling from the experience of the economic and political turmoil brought on by the Asian financial crisis, the region was understandably cautious in its outlook. This book contains papers presented at the 14th Roundtable that was held in June 2000.
BEYOND THE CRISIS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (13TH APR)
(1 set of 2 volumes)
Vol 1 – 415 pp (2000); Vol 2 – 438 pp (2000)
ISBN – 967947-244-2
RM 150.00 (2 Vols)
Edited by Mely C Anthony & Mohamed Jawhar Hassan
At the 13th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, two years after the Asian financial crisis struck, participants sat down to take stock of the past and discuss the challenges and opportunities of the future. This book contains the papers presented by these participants, in two volumes. Volume I covers the main challenges that confronted the Asia-Pacific region during this period, while Volume II covers the more specific issues that the region faced.
1996 – 1999
TAMING TURMOIL IN THE PACIFIC (12TH APR)
Edited by Mohamed Jawhar Hassan & Mely C Anthony
1999 441 pp RM 75.00 ISBN 967947-243-4
The 12th Asia Pacific Roundtable was held exactly a year after the economic crisis first hit the region. Papers presented at the roundtable included in-depth analyses of the economic and social impacts of the economic crisis in Asia and discussions on the task of restoring Asia’s dynamism. Complementing these issues were papers discussing good governance, and domestic and regional stability as the agenda for the future. Other topics covered included: containing transnational crime, the environmental hazard posed by haze, peace prospects in the Korean Peninsula and the strengthened NPT Review Process.
JAPAN AND ASIA IN AN ERA OF ECONOMIC INTERDEPENDENCE
Edited by Kazue Sugiyama & Stephen Leong
1998 115 pp RM 15.00 ISBN 967-947-239-5
At the time of the Fourth Annual Conference on Japan (ACJ IV) held on Aug 1-2, 1998, Japan’s economy was seeing signs of recovery while the rest of Asia was enjoying unprecedented dynamic growth. As the economies in Asia had gained more competence and vigour in the course of rapid economic development, their relationship with Japan was becoming increasingly interdependent. This book is a compilation of papers presented at the AJV IV.
JAPANESE OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MALAYSIA
By Junichi Yamada
1998 149 pp RM 30.00 ISBN 967947-233-7
This is a highly informative study on the role of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Southeast Asia. It assesses the impact of Japan’s ODA on the economic development of Southeast Asian countries. An in-depth analysis is given on its contribution to Malaysia’s development, particularly in the power sector and human resource development. Problems associated with the current ODA scheme are also identified and examined.
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