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Asia-Pacific Security: Policy Challenges

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ISBN: 9781921862083 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459942 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Since September 11, 2001, our newspapers have been filled with the ‘war on terror’; our governments have mobilised their resources for ‘homeland security’; and people everywhere are braced for more terrorist attacks. Yet while the new threat is genuine, we must not lose sight of the continuing security concerns in the Asia-Pacific. Tensions persist on the Korean peninsula, in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, and in Kashmir. The region is well supplied with weapons of mass destruction and may face an arms race, and there are a range of pressing human security issues. Likewise, the strategic realities of the region remain linked with US power, and with the emergence of China as a key regional player. The book examines the developing strategic relationships in the region, and clarifies the dilemmas for Australian policy-makers as they try to balance genuine engagement with the region against a long-standing and valued alliance with the United States. Emerging from discussions between the Shanghai Institute for International Studies and the University of New South Wales at ADFA, Asia-Pacific Security has a particular relevance for foreign-policy professionals and scholars of the region.

The Social Sciences in the Asian Century

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ISBN: 9781925022582 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588813 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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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

Expressions of Austronesian Thought and Emotions

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ISBN: 9781760461911 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.22459/EATE.04.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Linguistics --- Medicine (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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This collection of papers is the seventh volume in the Comparative Austronesian series. The papers in this volume focus on societies from Sumatra to Melanesia and examine the expression and patterning of Austronesian thought and emotions.

Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific

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ISBN: 9781760462383 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.22459/MCWAP.10.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Medicine (General)
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This book provides a contemporary overview of developing areas of copyright law in the Asian Pacific region. While noting the tendency towards harmonisation through free trade agreements, the book takes the perspective that there is a significant amount of potential for the nations of the Asian Pacific region to work together, find common ground and shift international bargaining power. Moreover, in so doing, the region can tailor any regional agreements to suit local needs. The book addresses the development of norms in the region and the ways in which this can occur in light of the specific nature of the creator–owner–user paradigm in the region and the common interests of Indigenous peoples.

Sharpening the Sword of State

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ISBN: 9781760460723 Year: DOI: 10.22459/SSS.11.2016 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Languages and Literatures
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Sharpening the Sword of State explores the various ways in which 10 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific enhance their administrative capabilities through training and executive development. It traces how modern governments across this region look to develop their public services and public sector organisations in the face of rapid global change. For many governments there is a delicate balance between the public interest in promoting change and capacity enhancement across the public service, and the temptation to micro-manage agencies and be complacent about challenging the status quo. There is a recognition in the countries studied that training and executive development is a crucial investment in human capital but is also couched in a much wider context of public service recruitment, patterns of entry and retention, promotion, executive appointment and career development. This empirical volume, authored by academics and practitioners, is one of the first to chart these comparative differences and provide fresh perspectives to enable learning from international experiences

The Naturalist and his ‘Beautiful Islands’ Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific

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ISBN: 9781925022032 Year: Pages: 420 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515931 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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This book is a study of Woodford, the man, and what drove his desire to establish a colonial protectorate in the Solomon Islands. In doing so, it also addresses ongoing issues: not so much why the independent state broke down, but how imperfectly it was put together in the first place.

A Political Memoir of the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides

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ISBN: 9781925021981 Year: Pages: 93 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515930 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Keith Woodward has produced an inside account of the intricacies of official politics in the latter stages of the history of the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides, which will be essential reading for anyone interested in the colonial period of Vanuatu.

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france --- politics --- asia pacific --- colonial --- britian

Divine Domesticities

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ISBN: 9781925021943 Year: Pages: 519 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515932 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Divine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific fills a huge lacuna in the scholarly literature on missionaries in Asia/Pacific and is transnational history at its finest.

Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific

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ISBN: 9781760463816 Year: DOI: 10.22459/AIGAP.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Social Sciences
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The world’s developed economies are experiencing a sharp backlash against globalisation, and it appears to be contagious. Will Asia catch it next? Asia has seen spectacular growth in recent decades. It has benefited substantially from global trade, finance, openness and the rules-based international order. But much of the growth Asia has enjoyed has not been shared. It has not been inclusive growth. Inequality in Asia is among the highest in the world. The richest man in Vietnam now earns more in a single day than the poorest person does in a decade. Asia has far to go in making its societies more inclusive to women, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community. How can Asia reduce inequality? What are the forces that determine whether growth in the Asia Pacific is inclusive or not? And what can be done to make Asia’s growth more inclusive in the future? This book brings together the region’s leading thinkers to explore how to change Asia’s trajectory, before it is too late. The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968.

Reforming Trade Policy in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands

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ISBN: 9780980623826 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.1017/UPO9780980623826 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Economics
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The countries of the South Pacific have struggled to generate sustainable economic growth since their independence. Interventionist policies have failed in the past here, as they have in all other regions. Business and government leaders in this region are now beginning to acknowledge - as has happened in many other developing country regions over the past two decades - that major reforms are needed to put their economies onto a higher growth path. This study examines the growth record of key Pacific island economies and indentifies the reasons for their relatively poor performance. It then looks at the process of globalization that is affecting those and indeed all economies increasingly; and the role the WTO has played in that process.

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