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  • Plummer, Michael G. (Honolulu, HI: East-West Center, 2009)
    The economic crisis of 2008–09 has had a highly damaging effect on Asian economies. While it appears in the second half of 2009 that the worst of the crisis is over, expectations are that the region will revert to its ...
  • Huber, Konrad (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    This paper examines the unprecedented role played by a nongovernmental organization, the Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC), in facilitating negotiations between the Indonesian government and the armed ...
  • Aspinall, Edward (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    On August 15, 2005, in Helsinki, Finland, representatives of the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to end the conflict in Aceh, ...
  • Chen, Tain-Jy; Gu, Yinghua (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2013)
    This paper reexamines the concept of the "footloose industry" from the perspective of global production networks (GPNs). Among the players in these GPNs, contract manufacturers are believed to be the most footloose, as ...
  • Nayar, Baldev Raj (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study systematically evaluates the economic consequences of globalization for India in the light of the attack of the critics against globalization on grounds of economic stagnation, "deindustrialization," ...
  • Kivimäki, Timo (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    Drawing on the Aceh peace process that resulted in the Helsinki agreement, this study investigates the possibility of a peace process to resolve the conflict over the political status of Papua vis-à-vis Indonesia. After ...
  • Liu, Xielin; Cheng, Peng (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2011)
    National innovation policies currently attract intense interest throughout the international community, particularly so in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. China is among those countries now relying heavily ...
  • Lim, Merlyna (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    This study uses Indonesia as a local site for examining how the technology and nature of the Internet interact with political and cultural struggles. It also shows how the creation and assertion of identity on the Internet ...
  • Midford, Paul (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    Japan has actively contributed to the Bush administration's war on terrorism, going far beyond the financial support it provided during the first Gulf War in 1991 and testing the limits of postwar constitutional prohibitions ...
  • Sen, Ronojoy (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    This study addresses constitutional secularism in India by examining how the Supreme Court of India has defined and demarcated religion, religious practice, religious organizations, and religious freedom. The Court not ...
  • Lawoti, Mahendra (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, 2007)
    This study examines the causes of the multiple conflicts and crises in Nepal during the 1990-2002 democratic period and develops guidelines to avoid them in the future. In that democratic period, Nepal was extremely ...
  • Goh, Evelyn (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    Traditional friends and allies of the United States in East Asia acknowledge that a key determinant of stability in the region has been the U.S. presence and its role as a security guarantor. In the post-Cold War period, ...
  • Tans, Ryan (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2012)
    What have been the local political consequences of Indonesia's decentralization and electoral reforms? Some recent scholarship has emphasized continuity with Suharto's New Order, arguing that under the new rules, old elites ...
  • Gutierrez, Eric; Borras, Saturnino M. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    The conflict in the southern Philippines is becoming increasingly complex, and untangling the knots for a greater understanding of the problem is no easy task. Yet underlying the many manifestations of a complex conflict ...
  • McGilvray, Dennis B.; Raheem, Mirak (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2007)
    The Sri Lankan ethnic conflict is often regarded as a two-way contest between the Sinhala majority and the Tamil minority, ignoring the interests and concerns of the island's 8 percent Muslim (or "Moorish") minority. ...
  • Liow, Joseph Chin Yong (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2006)
    This study analyzes the ongoing conflicts in southern Thailand and southern Philippines between indigenous Muslim minorities and their respective central governments. In particular, it investigates and interrogates the ...
  • Ernst, Dieter (Honolulu : East-West Center / Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009)
    Debates about globalization are focused on offshore outsourcing of manufacturing and services. This approach, however, neglects an important change in the geography of knowledge--the emergence of global innovation networks ...
  • Boyd, J. Patrick; Samuels, Richard J. (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2005)
    Japan is a vibrant democracy, but its citizens have never been given, nor have they ever taken, full responsibility for authoring their own constitution—until now, that is. By the late 1990s, public opinion had shifted. A ...
  • Chauvel, Richard; Bhakti, Ikrar Nusa (Washington, D.C.: East-West Center Washington, 2004)
    "Without Irian Jaya [Papua], Indonesia is not complete to become the national territory of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia." In recalling this statement of President Sukarno, her father, Megawati Sukarnoputri gave voice ...
  • Kawai, Masahiro; Wignaraja, Ganeshan (Honolulu : East-West Center, 2013)
    This monograph addresses Asia's rise in global free trade agreement (FTA) activity. This has sparked concerns about the erosion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trading system and the Asian "noodle bowl" (multiple and ...
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