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The End Of The Asian Century

Author : Michael R. Auslin
ISBN : 9780300224467
Genre : History
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An urgently needed “risk map” of the many dangers that could derail Asia’s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. Here, he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe – but only if it acts boldly. Bringing together firsthand observations and decades of research, Auslin’s provocative reassessment of Asia’s future will be a must-read for industry and investors, as well as politicians and scholars, for years to come.
Category: History

Australia S Trade Investment And Security In The Asian Century

Author : John Farrar
ISBN : 9789814632881
Genre : Political Science
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Given its geographical proximity to Asia and its close alliance with the West, Australia, amid the rise of Asian economies, needs to re-formulate its policies on trade, investment and security. Over the years, in making decisions on issues relating to trade, investment and security, the Australian government has often resorted to the notion of 'national interest'. This book attempts to analyse ‘national interest’ from the perspectives of economics, finance, international trade, foreign direct investment, international relations, energy resources, and migration in the context of Australia in the Asian century. Currently, there are no multidisciplinary books on the Australian ‘national interest’. This book fills the gap with a broad and integrated approach in examining the subject. Academics, researchers, and students of various disciplines (such as economics, finance, international relations, international trade, foreign direct investment and Asian studies), policy advisors, government agencies, financial institutions, and trade law practitioners from around the world will find this book useful and stimulating. Contents:Defining the Australian 'National Interest':Hard Choices: Defining Australia's National Interest in the Asian Century (John Farrar)Between the Giants in Pursuit of Asian Prosperity: Dilemmas of Australia's National Security Strategy (Lance L P Gore)National Interest and Tectonic Change: The Case of Australia and Asia (Kenneth Chern)Trade:The National Interest in Trade and Investment Agreements: Protecting the Health of Australians (Andrew D Mitchell and Jessica Casben)Shepparton Preserving Company: The Tomato Processing Industry and the National Interest (Mary Hiscock)Investment:The 'National Interest', and Australian and Chinese Investment Law and Policy (Vivienne Bath)Investment Disputes and Australia's National Interest: A Precarious Balance (Leon E Trakman)Defining Australian National Interests in Regulating Foreign Investments (Umair Ghori)Natural Resources:Australia's National Interest in Supplying Gas Resources to the Asian Markets (Tina Hunter and Slawomir Raszewski)Is Australia's Foreign Investment Policy in the National Interest? (Anthony J Makin)Labour and Immigration Policies:People Movements and the 'National Interest' (Glenn Withers)International Migration and Australia's National Interest in the Asian Century (Graeme Hugo)Financial Stability:Achieving Financial Stability through Financial Market Integration with Asia (Ahmed M Khalid and Asif Saeed)Regulating Australia's Financial Stability in the National Interest (Louise Parsons)'National Interest' and International Obligations:Balancing Australia's National Interests (Melissa Conley Tyler and Shane Ivimey)Responsible International Citizenry in the Asian Century: Why Failure to Meet International Obligations Adversely Affects Australian National Interests (Danielle Ireland-Piper)National Interest in an Increasingly Globalised World (John Farrar, Mary Hiscock and Vai Io Lo) Readership: Undergraduates and postgraduates studying economics, finance, international relations, international trade and investment and/or Asian studies, as well as academics, researchers, policy advisors, government agencies, financial institutions and trade law practitioners interested in ‘national interest’, trade and investment, national and regional security, labour and migration, and financial stability, will find this book stimulating and insightful. Key Features:Absence of literatureInterdisciplinary studyStrong contemporary importanceKeywords:Australia;National Interest;Trade and Investment;National Security;Regional Security;Asian Century;Labour and Migration;Financial Stability;Globalisation
Category: Political Science

The Social Sciences In The Asian Century

Author : Carol Johnson
ISBN : 9781925022599
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In this collection of essays, we reflect on what it means to practise the social sciences in the twenty-first century. The book brings together leading social scientists from the Asia-Pacific region. We argue for the benefit of dialogue between the diverse theories and methods of social sciences in the region, the role of the social sciences in addressing real-world problems, the need to transcend national boundaries in addressing regional problems, and the challenges for an increasingly globalised higher education sector in the twenty-first century. The chapters are a combination of theoretical reflections and locally focused case studies of processes that are embedded in global dynamics and the changing geopolitics of knowledge. In an increasingly connected world, these reflections will be of global relevance
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Public Policy In The Asian Century

Author : Sara Bice
ISBN : 9781137602527
Genre : Political Science
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This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.
Category: Political Science

The Rise And Decline Of The Asian Century

Author : Christopher Lingle
ISBN : 9627160636
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this major re-write of The Rise and Decline of the Asian Century, a critique of Asia's emerging economies, Christopher Lingle is joined by Philippine Professor of Management Reuben Mondejar. Lingle and Mondejar contend that the culprit behind economic instability in East and Southeast Asia is not global capital flows, rather domestic "institutional infrastructure" incompatible with the desires of East Asian states to be players in the global marketplace. They believe that a new crisis of East and Southeast Asian economies may be in the offing, caused by the accumulation of public-sector debt. This debt has been incurred to deal with the restructuring of banks and corporations weakened by Japan's lingering economic malaise, China's economic reforms and the 1997 crash of smaller East Asian and Southeast Asian Economies. Lingle, who formerly taught political economy at Singapore National University and economic at Case Western Reserve University, is a corporate consultant with eConoLytics.com and professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquin (Guatamela). Mondejar is associate professor of management at City University of Hong Kong.
Category: Business & Economics

Proceedings Of The International Conference On Managing The Asian Century

Author : Purnendu Mandal
ISBN : 9789814560610
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume presents the refereed papers given at the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century, held in Singapore in July 2013. The proceedings of this conference include original papers contributed by researchers from many countries on different continents. The papers cover multi-disciplinary areas such as management, the social sciences, development economics, banking & finance, engineering management, and education, all in connection with the development of countries in Asia. Further, the papers are based on the 9 tracks at the conference: Transnational Education Antecedents of Asia’s Competitiveness Emerging Trends in Banking, Finance and Accounting Business and Revenue Models in the Gaming Industry Psychological Issues in Asia Emerging Retail and Service Industries Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Systems Thinking and Systems Practices Tourism Initiatives, Relationships and Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region
Category: Business & Economics

The U S Role In The Asian Century

Author : Sol W. Sanders
ISBN : UOM:39015038624410
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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In The U.S. Role in the Asian Century, a group of experts discuss U.S. national interest in Asia during the 21st century. U.S. national interest vis-a-vis the new Asian economic power is emphasized.
Category: Foreign Language Study