Box 2.1 Comparing urbanization in East Asia to that in the rest of the world No global studies have been completed using the same approach and data as in this study, making cross-regional comparisons with these data difficult.
Author: Chandan Deuskar
Publisher: World Bank Publications
"This report was prepared by a World Bank team comprising Chandan Dreuskar, Judy Baker (Task Team Leader), and David Mason"--Page xiii.
Chris Graves, managing editor at ABN in Singapore said investigative journalism was 'rare in Asia'. 'Some of the countries in Asia are adopting a television news model closer to that of the Western media.
Author: William Atkins
The past decade has seen a major structural shift in broadcasting in Southeast Asia, with the development of digital satellite and cable broadcasting. This shift has impacted upon some of the most information-sensitive governments in the world: Singapore, Malaysia and, until recently, Indonesia. Atkins traces this development in five countries, showing that the challenge to authoritarian regimes, anticipated by modern theorists as a result of the globalization of news and information, is not materializing. Instead, a new commercial elite has arisen, Southeast Asia's own mini-moguls, who act as gatekeepers for state interests, as partners to global media companies.
THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTHEAST ASIA A POLICY AGENDA FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATIS HI I'l H' I ( )l AN INDEPENDENT TASK FORCE SPONSORED BY Till CX)UNCI1. ON FOREIGN RELATIONS A i|uariei 1 e in in y . 1 1 1 • .
Author: Robert Kerrey
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press
"Though a central part of our modern history, Southeast Asia has tended to be relegated to the backwaters of U.S. foreign policy - except at moments of crisis. The July 1997 collapse of the Thai baht that threatened to destabilize the world financial markets was a chilling reminder of Southeast Asia's importance - and of the complex challenge it poses for the United States. The 1999 East Timor crisis was another tragic event that caught America off guard. The U.S. experience in Asia - where we have fought three wars in the past six decades - instructs that we ignore the region only at great cost." "The Independent Task Force on the United States and Southeast Asia sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and chaired by former Senator Robert Kerrey, was formed to examine these issues. The Task Force found that instability or conflict in Southeast Asia - whether financial instability, genocide in Cambodia, turmoil in Indonesia, or potential conflict in the South China Sea - can rapidly become a matter of major global import that could ultimately threaten U.S. vital interests. The Task Force also concluded that U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia has been perceived in the region as hectoring, unnecessarily ad hoc, overbearing, and reactive." "The Task Force assessment and recommendations offer some guidance for more focused, better-integrated, and more valuable U.S. relations with Southeast Asia at a time of transition."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The share of working-age population is highest in East Asia, averaging 67 percent, which contrasts with 57 percent in Southeast Asia and 55 percent in South Asia.2 Per capita product tends to grow faster where the share of working-age ...
Author: Harry Tatsumi Oshima
His insights and conclusions will guide further development in this important region - and may offer lessons for developing nations in other parts of the world.
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Author: Grant Evans
This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to Asia -- from an anthropological point of view.