EAST ASIAN ECONOMIES: SUSTAINING GROWTH AND STABILITY
Edited by Hong Ong Chong
1997 149 pp RM 25.00 ISBN 967947-229-9
This book contains papers presented at the JIIA-ISIS Malaysia Symposium on East Asia Economies, with the theme ‘Sustaining Growth and Stability’. Participants from 13 East Asian countries exchanged views on major regional concerns and discussed new forward-looking strategies to sustain growth. Topics covered include deepening economic linkages in trade, foreign direct investment and labour, management of currency fluctuations and stabilisation of capital flow, the impact of human resource development on sustained growth in East Asia and reconciling environment with sustainable development.
REVITALISATION OF JAPAN’S ECONOMY: IMPLICATIONS FOR MALAYSIA
Edited by Kazue Sugiyama & Stephen Leong
1997 89 pp RM 15.00 ISBN 967947-230-2
This book is a compilation of papers presented at the Third Annual Conference on Japan. It focuses on three main themes of the Conference: 1) examining Japan’s effort in revitalising its economy; ii) assessing the possible impact of Japan’s economic transformation on Malaysian economy; and iii) learning from Japan’s shortcomings and mistakes so as to identify pitfalls to be avoided by Malaysia. Among the topics covered are the diagnosis and prognosis of Japan’s economy, an analysis of Japan’s foreign direct investments in Malaysia in the 90s and the implication of Japanese companies’ restructuring for small and medium-sized enterprises.
BRINGING PEACE TO THE PACIFIC (10TH APR)
Edited by Mohamed Jawhar Hassan & Sheikh Ahmad Raffie
1997 697 pp RM 40.00 ISBN 967947-226- 4
The Tenth Asia Pacific Roundtable marked the tenth anniversary of the launching of the Roundtable series. It was significant for the strong and active Chinese participation at the meeting following their absence two years earlier. Also notable was a session on the proposed norms and principles from security co-operation among states in the region, which was especially timely given the formation of Asean Regional Forum and the absence of normative instruments such as the Treaty of Amity and Co-operation in Southeast Asia for the larger Asia Pacific region. Selected papers from the roundtable are compiled in this book.
Technological Transformation and Japan’s National Security
By Richard Samuels
1997 12 pp RM 5.00 ISBN 967947-234-5
This lecture by Prof. Richard Samuels focuses on the relationship between technology and national security in Japan. According to the speaker, Japan provides lessons on how to obtain both national security and prosperity for a nation as well as lessons on instituting a national system of innovation. As Japan believes that control of technology is a matter of national security, it is important to understand the policy implications on Japan–US and Japan–Asia relations.
ASEAN, APEC AND ASEM: CONCENTRIC CIRCLES AND ‘OPEN CLUBS’
By Andrew Elak & Hadi Soesastro
1997 25 pp RM 3.50 ISBN – 967947-231-0
This paper analyses the principles for liberalising and facilitating investment in Apec set out in the 1995 Osaka Action Agenda. It also analyses the need for further refining these principles. It proposes a concise set of guiding principles which build on those agreed in Osaka and generalise the fundamental GATT/WTO principles of transparency, non-discrimination and national treatment. The authors believe the principles proposed in the paper for co-operative arrangement for economic links involving Asean and non-Asean economies.’
CONCEPTUALISING ASIA PACIFIC
Edited by Mohamed Jawhar & Thangam Ramnath
1996 92 pp RM 15.00 ISBN 967947-225-6
This book is a compilation of papers presented at the 2nd Meeting of the Cscap Working Group on the Concepts of Comprehensive and Co-operative Security. It was generally agreed that this meeting advanced the discussion on the meaning of comprehensive and co-operative security, the outlines of an organising concept for management of security in the Asia Pacific region and the institutional arrangements for implementing comprehensive security in the region. The application and practice of comprehensive security in selected security contexts, namely migration, ethnic conflicts and territorial disputes in the South China Sea were also examined.