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Asia Pacific Governance

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ISBN13: 9780754622123
ISBN: 0754622126
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

With half of the world's population now living in Asia, governments have had to balance the drive for economic success with the rapidly increasing demands on resources and services. Important questions are being asked about how governments can best legislate to account for the rapid demographic and technological changes in the region. Uniting esteemed academics and practitioners from the region, ""Asia Pacific Governance"" addresses many of these vital and critical questions.

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Part 1 Overview: the Asian economic crisis, good governance and the tsumani of globalization; the struggle for reform in Southeast Asia; reforming political governance - a business necessity.
Part 2 Business, finance and good governance: strategic options for Asian nations in the era of hot money; technology, markets and governance; offshore financial centres and global finance in the new millennium; Vietnam - social order and business culture in the age of globalization.
Part 3 The military and governance in the Asia Pacific region: the role of the military in governance in the Asia Pacific region; ""who will rid us of these meddlesome Generals?""; the revolution in military affairs - a Philippines perspective.
Part 4 The public sector and good governance: public participation in environmental management in Thailand; between good management and good governance - the case for Philippine quality award for the public sector; the crisis of governance in Asia - the long road ahead for the Philippines.
Part 5 Civil society and good governance: governance and civil society in global and regional settings; the wired island - Asian values, information technology infrastructure policy and internet regulation in Singapore.
Part 6 Human rights and legal/judicial reform: Kant and the framework of international dialogue; governance and human rights in Japan; the independence and reform of the judiciary in Indonesia; rights, obligations and responsibilities - the human dimension.