The Security Environment in the Asia Pacific

Author: Hung-Mao Tien
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315292076
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Multilateral security forums in the Asia Pacific region have evolved, but bilateral defence alliances continue to form the principle pillars of national security for most nations in the region. This text presents a survey of issues confronting the Asia-Pacific region as it enters year 2000.

Power Shift

Author: David L. Shambaugh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520245709
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Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.

The Transformation of Agri Food Systems

Author: Ellen B. McCullough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136551743
Format: PDF, ePub
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'There should be a good market for this book. The topic is very timely and a major theme of the new World Development Report 2008. The editors and contributors are world class.' Derek Byerlee, World Bank 'This is a topic of wide interest and high policy importance. The depth of coverage and excellent synthesis should ensure that the book will have a substantial market in high-level undergraduate and graduate courses in agricultural development. It will have a solid readership among development economists and policy makers as well.' Mark Rosegrant, International Food Policy Research Institute The driving forces of income growth, demographic shifts, globalization and technical change have led to a reorganization of food systems from farm to plate. The characteristics of supply chains - particularly the role of supermarkets - linking farmers have changed, from consumption and retail to wholesale, processing, procurement and production. This has had a dramatic effect on smallholder farmers, particularly in developing countries. This book presents a comprehensive framework for assessing the impacts of changing agri-food systems on smallholder farmers, recognizing the importance of heterogeneity between developing countries as well as within them. The book includes a number of case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, which are used to illustrate differences in food systems' characteristics and trends. The country case studies explore impacts on the small farm sector across different countries, local contexts and farm types. Published with FAO

Japan s Security Relations with China since 1989

Author: Reinhard Drifte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134406665
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Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power. This study of the highly topical bilateral relationship will be of great interest to students and researchers in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.

Regional Outlook

Author: Russell Hiang-Khng Heng
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812302050
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Launched in 1992, Regional Outlook is an annual publication of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, published every January. Designed for the busy executive, professional, diplomat, journalist or interested observer, Regional Outlook provides a succinct analysis of current political and economic trends shaping the region, and the outlook for the forthcoming two years. This forward-looking book contains focused political commentaries and economic forecasts on all ten countries in Southea...

Governments Responses to Climate Change Selected Examples From Asia Pacific

Author: Nur Azha Putra
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9814451126
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This multidisciplinary volume articulates the current and potential public policy discourse between energy security and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region, and the efforts taken to address global warming. This volume is unique as it analyses two important issues climate change and energy security through the lens of geopolitics at the intersection of energy security. It elaborates on the current and potential steps taken by state and non-state actors, as well as the policy innovations and diplomatic efforts (bilateral and multilateral, including regional) that states are pursuing. This Brief stems from the assumption that its audience is aware of the consequences of climate change, and will therefore, only look at the issues identified. It provides a useful read and reference for a wide-range of scholars, policymakers, researchers and post-graduate students.

Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change

Author: L. Anceschi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230355366
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Leading scholars assess the transformations in energy security policy that flow from recognition of global climate change. They explore through case studies the key policy responses formulated in the Asia-Pacific and identify potential synergies between energy policy and climate mitigation efforts.

Think tanks versus Denkfabriken

Author: Josef Braml
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co
ISBN: 9783832905477
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Think Tanks have been debated not only in academics, but also in politics. The study by Braml analyzes central theses and is based on an empirical survey within 430 Think Tanks as well as elaborate expert interviews with the heads of the 40 most influential institutes in the US and in Germany.