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Liberalism And The Postcolony: Thinking The State In 20Th-Century PhilippinesLiberalism And The Postcolony: Thinking The State In 20Th-Century Philippines by Claudio, Lisandro E.

Through the biographies of four Filipino scholar-bureaucrats-Camilo Osias, Salvador Araneta, Carlos P. Romulo, and Salvador P. Lopez-Lisandro E. Claudio argues that liberal thought served as the grammar of Filipino democracy in the twentieth century. Melding political philosophy and narrative history, he takes us through various articulations of liberalism in pedagogy, international affairs, economics, and literature. In this first book on Filipino liberals in the twentieth century, Claudio brings to light an obscured history of the Philippine state and also argues for a new liberalism rooted in the postcolonial experience, a timely intervention in light of the ascent of President Rodrigo Duterte and the current developments in Southeast Asian politics.

Singapore Perspectives 2016 - WeSingapore Perspectives 2016 - We by Siao See Teng & Justin Lee (Eds.)

In 2015, Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence. The Institute of Policy took stock of how the choices people made have led the city-state to where she is today. As achievements are being celebrated, a conversation about the road ahead also begins. With much nation-building efforts premised upon the existence of this imagined community known as "Singapore," it is an opportune moment to question and reimagine who "we" are. The book documents the conference proceedings at Singapore Perspectives 2016 where the fourth generation of government ministers presented their thoughts on the social, economic and political future of Singapore and engaged in dialogues with panelists and audience members on the directions the country should take.

Merlion & Mt. Fuji, The: 50 Years Of Singapore-Japan RelationsMerlion & Mt. Fuji, The: 50 Years Of Singapore-Japan Relations by Tai Wei Lim

Anime, Manga, Sushi, Teriyaki, J-pop, Harajuku fashion ... these are just some of the cultural exports from Japan that the rest of the world have embraced and Singapore is one of Japan's biggest fans. There are similarities too between these two countries: an aging population, changing geopolitical realities, mature economies, and environmental challenges. 50 Years of Singapore-Japan Relations is not just a historical account of the bilateral cooperation but also includes honest narratives on what it is like being a Singaporean student on exchange in Japan, an anime and manga fan outside of Japan, and some omotenashi appreciation.

Chinese Dream, The: What It Means For China And The Rest Of The WorldChinese Dream, The: What It Means For China And The Rest Of The World by Ren Xiaosi

The 'Chinese Dream' is a term coined by the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, in many of his speeches in China and around the world. Since its first appearance in 2012, the term has generated widespread interest and discussion. What does the 'Chinese Dream' mean for China and the rest of the world? Where does this dream come from, and how different is it from the American Dream? Is the 'Chinese Dream' a quest for the past glories of empire, or is it a desire for peaceful mutual development? How do people in China pursue and fulfill dreams, and how far are they from realizing them? In this book, a team of media experts in China come together to discuss and address these questions extensively, offering a thought-provoking interpretation of the 'Chinese Dream'.

Moral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban PoorMoral Politics In The Philippines: Inequality, Democracy And The Urban Poor by Wataru Kusaka

Moral Politics in the Philippines offers an in-depth examination of the political participation and discourse of the urban poor in Manila. After the ousting of Ferdinando Marcos in 1986, society in the Philippines fractured along socioeconomic lines. The educated middle class began to recognize themselves as moral citizens and political participants while condemning the poor as immoral "masses" who earn money illegally and support corrupt leaders. Conversely, the poor believe themselves to be morally upright and criticize the rich as arrogant oppressors. Wataru Kusaka looks at the dangers of this moralization of politics during the last several decades, and he analyzes the damaging effects it has had on democracy by excluding much of society and marginalizing the interests of those most in need of resources.

National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years Of Nationhood In Singapore, 1966-2015National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years Of Nationhood In Singapore, 1966-2015 by

The annual National Day Rally speeches in Singapore provide a valuable summation of all the major issues encountered each year, the challenges faced, as well as the policies and strategies that have shaped Singapore from Independence in 1965 to the present time. This book presents a collection of 50 National Day Rally speeches made between 1966 and 2015 by Singapore's Prime Ministers. This is the first time that these speeches have been published in one book. It is an excellent resource for researchers and academics as well as anyone who seeks a better understanding of Singapore's nation-building journey and insights into how the country has evolved into what it is today.

National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years Of Nationhood In Singapore, 1966-2015National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years Of Nationhood In Singapore, 1966-2015 by

The annual National Day Rally speeches in Singapore provide a valuable summation of all the major issues encountered each year, the challenges faced, as well as the policies and strategies that have shaped Singapore from Independence in 1965 to the present time. This book presents a collection of 50 National Day Rally speeches made between 1966 and 2015 by Singapore's Prime Ministers. This is the first time that these speeches have been published in one book. It is an excellent resource for researchers and academics as well as anyone who seeks a better understanding of Singapore's nation-building journey and insights into how the country has evolved into what it is today.

Outward Foreign Direct Investment In AseanOutward Foreign Direct Investment In Asean by Lee, Cassey; Sineenat Sermcheep (Eds.)

The level of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) flows from ASEAN countries has increased rapidly in past two decades. This book examines OFDI trends and patterns in the ASEAN region including the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community. It also provides analyses of country policies affecting OFDI and the drivers of OFDI in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Myanmar is studied as an investment frontier for other ASEAN countries.

Call To Action, A: Thailand And The Sustainable Development GoalsCall To Action, A: Thailand And The Sustainable Development Goals by Baxter, Will; N. Grossman & N. Wegner (Eds.)

This timely and highly relevant volume takes an in depth look at how Thailand is positioned to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched by the United Nations in 2016. The book is divided into 17 chapters - one for each of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - that examine Thailand's strategies, progress and areas for improvement on issues such as climate change, public health, poverty reduction, sustainable industry, clean energy production and ecosystem management. Highlighting both success stories and cautionary tales, the editors seek to draw readers a comprehensive picture of Thailand's progress on achieving the SDG targets.

Rise Of China And The Chinese Overseas, The: A Study Of Beijing's Changing Policy In Southeast Asia And BeyondRise Of China And The Chinese Overseas, The: A Study Of Beijing's Changing Policy In Southeast Asia And Beyond by Suryadinata, Leo

With the rise of China and massive new migrations, China has adjusted its policy towards the Chinese overseas in Southeast Asia and beyond. This book deals with Beijing's policy which has been a response to the external events involving the Chinese overseas as well as the internal needs of China. It appears that a rising China considers the Chinese overseas as a source of socio-political and economic capital and would extend its protection to them whenever this is not in conflict with its core national interest. The impacts on and the responses of the relevant countries, especially those in Southeast Asia, are also examined.

Electoral Dynamics In Sarawak: Contesting Developmentalism And RightsElectoral Dynamics In Sarawak: Contesting Developmentalism And Rights by Weiss, Meredith; Arnold Puyok (Eds.)

Based upon observation of the 2016 Sarawak state elections at a time of political turmoil for the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, Electoral Dynamics in Sarawak offers four ethnographic accounts of grassroots electoral politics in diverse constituencies of Sarawak. This volume exposes the diversity and complexity of Sarawak's electoral geography. Central to the analyses in this volume are not only the role of ethnicity and the urban/rural divide but also the longer term impact of the politics of developmentalism, the personality politics surrounding Chief Minister Adenan Satem and the emerging force of Sarawakian states' rights enshrined in the Sarawak for Sarawakians (S4S) social movement.

Disruption: What Lies AheadDisruption: What Lies Ahead by

This compilation of features, first published in The Straits Times between May and August 2016, explores the trends that are fundamentally reshaping Singapore's economy, political landscape and way of life. The first series, Fast forward: disruption and the Singapore economy, takes a deep dive into several major disruptive forces and their likely impact on jobs and growth in Singapore and the world. These span the gamut from technological advancements, including in fintech and digital identity management, to industrial breakthroughs in 3D printing and nanotechnology, and even social shifts, such as the political and economic consequences of an ageing population. The second series, The Straits Times Future Economy roundtable discussions, is the outcome of seven panel discussions that senior editors from the newspaper conducted with industry leaders, academics and government representatives about the future of banking, energy, healthcare, manpower, media, manufacturing, and Asia.

Living Next To The Giant: The Political Economy Of Vietnam's Relations With China Under Doi MoiLiving Next To The Giant: The Political Economy Of Vietnam's Relations With China Under Doi Moi by Le Hong Hiep

This book examines how the interaction between political and economic factors under Doi Moi has shaped Vietnam's China policy and bilateral relations since the late 1980s. As the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of Vietnam's relations with China over the past thirty years, the book is a useful reference source for academics, policymakers, students, and anyone interested in contemporary Vietnam foreign policy in general and Vietnam-China relations in particular.

Netherlands, Singapore, Our Regions, Our World, The: Connecting Our Common FutureNetherlands, Singapore, Our Regions, Our World, The: Connecting Our Common Future by Rutte, Mark

The Singapore Lecture is designed to provide an opportunity for distinguished statesmen and leaders of thought and knowledge to reach a wider audience in Singapore. The presence of such eminent personalities allows Singaporeans, especially younger executives and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, the benefit of exposure to leading world figures who address topics of international and regional interest.The 39th Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on 24 November 2016 under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore.

Asean Miracle, The: A Catalyst For PeaceAsean Miracle, The: A Catalyst For Peace by Mahbubani, Kishore; Jeffrey Sng

In an era of growing cultural pessimism, many thoughtful individuals believe that different civilisations - especially Islam and the West - cannot live together in peace. The ten countries of ASEAN provide a thriving counter-example of civilizational co-existence. Here 625m people live together in peace. This miracle was delivered by ASEAN. Stories of peace are told less frequently than stories of conflict and war. ASEAN's imperfections make better headlines than its achievements. But in the hands of thinker and writer Kishore Mahbubani, the good news story is also a provocation and a challenge to the rest of the world.

Dealing With An Ambiguous WorldDealing With An Ambiguous World by Kausikan, Bilahari

One of Singapore's top diplomats, Bilahari Kausikan was the Institute of Policy Studies' 2015/16 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the five public IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between January and May 2016, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience. Kausikan gives a frank and dispassionate assessment of the international environment in the post-Cold War era and the geopolitical uncertainties that have emerged. In particular, he analyses the nature of US-China relations, the broad underlying factors in the South China Sea disputes and ASEAN's attempts to maintain order, and the role that human rights and democracy have played in international relations. He concludes by suggesting what Singapore needs to do to cope with the complexities that lie ahead, in this age without definition.

Stop North Korea! A Radical New Approach To The North Korean StandoffStop North Korea! A Radical New Approach To The North Korean Standoff by Iverson, Shepherd

Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming corporation. You see it is undervalued and want to take it over, but it is controlled by an old-fashioned board of directors-the Kim family and a small number of ultra elites-who will not negotiate a deal. In this regressive situation it is logical to offer its shareholders-the political and military elites, government managers and bureaucrats, and the general population-a higher price for their shares to convince them to overrule their board of directors. This book applies this basic scenario to a situation that has become dire, and for which a strong positive solution is crucial. This book shows how investment rather than constraint-the carrot rather than the stick-will not only deter the North Korea threat, but enhance the global community in ways perhaps unimagined in the past.

Finding Malaysia: Making Sense Of An Eccentric NationFinding Malaysia: Making Sense Of An Eccentric Nation by Zairil Khir Johari

Zairil Khir Johari offers a quick-witted and focused reflection on some of the most pressing and contentious issues of the day. At the heart of the matter is the bane of Malaysian politics - the ethnic question - from which he explores a range of high profile issues: identity, secularism, federalism and education.

Lee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese ScholarsLee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese Scholars by Yang Chen-Ning, Yu Ying-Shih & Wang Gungwu

Lee Kuan Yew through the Eyes of Chinese Scholars is a compilation of essays by highly-respected Chinese scholars in which they evaluate the life, work and philosophy of Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Presenting a range of views from a uniquely Chinese/Asian perspective, this book provides valuable insights for those who wish to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of Lee Kuan Yew - the man, as well as Singapore - his nation. Marking the momentous event of his death as well as the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence in 2015, this compilation reflects both the high regard in which Lee Kuan Yew is held across the Chinese-speaking world as well as the reservations of a few. Originally published in Chinese, this English translation makes the material accessible to a wider English-reading audience.

Lee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese ScholarsLee Kuan Yew Through The Eyes Of Chinese Scholars by Yang Chen-Ning, Yu Ying-Shih & Wang Gungwu

Lee Kuan Yew through the Eyes of Chinese Scholars is a compilation of essays by highly-respected Chinese scholars in which they evaluate the life, work and philosophy of Lee Kuan Yew, founding Prime Minister of Singapore. Presenting a range of views from a uniquely Chinese/Asian perspective, this book provides valuable insights for those who wish to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of Lee Kuan Yew - the man, as well as Singapore - his nation. Marking the momentous event of his death as well as the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence in 2015, this compilation reflects both the high regard in which Lee Kuan Yew is held across the Chinese-speaking world as well as the reservations of a few. Originally published in Chinese, this English translation makes the material accessible to a wider English-reading audience.