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Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

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  • Assessing APEC's Progressby Richard E. Feinberg; Ye Zhao

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 37.50

    In its first ten years, what has the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) accomplished? Has the 21-member forum –- including the United States, Japan, China, Mexico, and most of Southeast Asia -- fulfilled its promise? To answer these vital questions, leading scholars at APEC Study Centres from thirteen APEC member economies undertook detailed... more...

  • APEC as an Institutionby Richard E Feinberg

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 37.50

    APEC is an experimental multilateralism, relying not on a large bureaucracy but rather upon national government agencies, semi-autonomous inter-governmental committees and "virtual" associations. Organized around the principles of consensus, voluntarism and unilateralism, APEC has eschewed binding agreements enforced through monitoring and... more...

  • APEC in the 21st Centuryby Riyana Miranti; Denis Hew Wei-Yen

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 38.90

    APEC is a unique organization that promotes economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. It remains an informal intergovernmental organization that provides a useful platform for leaders, ministers, businessmen and experts to discuss regional issues on a regular basis. This book examines APEC’s accomplishments in recent years and the challenges... more...

  • APEC at 20by K Kesavapany; Hank Lim

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 44.90

    Spanning 20 years of history, the achievements of APEC may seem uneventful in the eyes of some observers.Yet careful deliberation will point to APEC's many remarkable high points as well as some of the challenges. The foundations of APEC were set in place about 40 years ago based on the achievements of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations... more...

  • Indonesia: Towards Democracyby Taufik Abdullah

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This book traces the beginning of the process of nation-formation, the struggle for independence, the hopeful beginning of the new nation-state of Indonesia only to be followed by hard and difficult ways to remain true to the ideals of independence. In the process Indonesia with its sprawling archipelago and its multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation... more...

  • Living the Information Society in Asiaby Erwin Alampay

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 44.90

    Undeniably, Asian societies are in a period of transition, when people are learning to live with new information and communication technologies (ICTs) - whether in commerce, government or development work. Living the Information Society in Asia describes the interaction of people and new ICTs as the technologies seep into everyday life, such as how... more...

  • The Indonesian Crisisby Aris Ananta

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2002; US$ 44.90

    The book focuses on the impact of the 1997-99 economic crisis on human development in Indonesia, especially in 1998, its worst year. Based on the definition used by the UNDP, human development is analysed as covering human capital (education and health) and purchasing power. In this book, the concept of human capital is broadened to include freedom... more...

  • Islam and the Secular State in Indonesiaby Luthfi Assyaukanie

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third... more...

  • In Lieu of Ideologyby Ooi Kee Beng

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 44.90

    Born in Malacca in 1918, Dr Goh Keng Swee reached maturity at a time when European colonialism was breathing its last. By the time this keen-eyed Malayan became self-governing Singapore's first Minister of Finance in 1959, he had made a name for himself as the colony's foremost social scientist, having carried out groundbreaking surveys on... more...

  • Nahdlatul Ulama and the Struggle for Power within Islam and Politics in Indonesiaby Robin Bush

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is the most comprehensive account of the internal dynamics of the young intellectual generation of NU advocating for pluralism and democracy within Islam in Indonesia, during Gus Dur's leadership of PBNU. Because of the author's unique vantage point, her sometimes sharp criticism of this movement and its internal dynamics is extremely... more...