Publications

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Myanmar - Prospect for Change

This book is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on Myanmar’s internal affairs while the other three explores Myanmar’s relations with China, ASEAN, and other major powers. We have various scholars with different views about Sino-Myanmar relations, with the different viewpoints and debates within this book offering a better understanding of Myanmar.

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Religion and Human Development

An Asian Perspective
This book is a collection of articles by eminent scholars of religion and philosophy from Asia. They are experts of Shinto, Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam who have thought about the topic from within their traditions both from religious and philosophical perspectives.

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Panorama 2/2008

Published as a part of the Regional Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Southeast Asia Office, Panorama is a journal on Southeast Asian and European Affairs. The articles published in this edition stem from the 10th East Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue which took place in the Philippines in October 2008.

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Social Market Economy Principles and Implementation

by Rolf H. Hasse, Hermann Schneider, Klaus Weigelt

Economic Policy from A to Z
The aim of this volume – which is a reprint by the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore - is to clarify the concept of Social Market Economy in terms of economic and social policy and its political implementation. On the one hand, it is an attempt to retrace the origins and basic principles of the Social Market Economy. On the other, it presents the different forms of Social Market Economy, the need for adaptation in the light of recent challenges, the objections to Social Market Economy and its prospects as a future economic and social system.

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ASEAN at 40

Realizing the People's Expectations
The issues addressed in this book reflect the concerns, challenges, and opportunities facing the peoples of ASEAN and their governments. It is a result of the presentations and discussions brought forward during the Fifth ASEAN People's Assembly in Manila from 24-25 October 2007.

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Panorama 1/2008

Journal on Southeast Asian and European Affairs
Published as a part of the Regional Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Southeast Asia Office, Panorama is a journal on Southeast Asian and European Affairs. This issue deals with creating equal opportunities and ensuring equal treatment for women in times of economic progress and political liberalisation. The contributions spring from the 'Forum on Gender Issues' which was held in Xi'an, China in october 2007.

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We must respect Russia, engage China

Daily Yomiuri Interview with Prof. Bernhard Vogel
A conversation between Akira Komoto, managing editor auf The Daily Yomiuri and Prof. Bernhard Vogel, Chairman of KAS and veteran German politician on prospects of G8, the oncoming Olympic Games in China and possible future developments in Russia. The Daily Yomiuri is Japan's largest English-language newspaper.

Country Reports

Kabinettsumbildung in Japan?

by Peter Baron

Japans Premierminister FUKUDA Yasuo war nach nur vier Monaten unter Druck geraten und plant eine Kabinettsumbildung. Trotz außenpolitischer Erfolge war die Popularität des Kabinetts im November und Dezember 2007 drastisch gesunken, wie Umfragen der großen Tageszeitungen verdeutlichten.

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Entspannung im japanisch-chinesischen Verhältnis?

by Peter Baron

Ganz oben auf der politischen Agenda von Japans Premierminister FUKUDA Yasuo, dessen Kabinett im September 2007 die Regierungsgeschäfte übernahm, steht die Verbesserung der Beziehungen Japans zu seinen asiatischen Nachbarstaaten, allen voran China und Südkorea. Fukuda wird wohl noch im Laufe des Dezember 2007 China besuchen, ein Besuch des chinesischen Präsidenten Hu Jintao in Japan ist für April 2008 geplant. Die politischen Beziehungen zu China sind seit einigen Jahren angespannt, gleichzeitig entwickeln sich aber die Wirtschaftsbeziehungen der beiden Länder prächtig. In beiden Ländern spricht man von einem „Wirtschaftsfieber trotz politischer Eiszeit“ (seirei keinetsu).

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Japans Außenpolitik zwischen den USA und Asien

by Peter Baron

Im Zentrum des politischen Interesses im November standen die Reisen von Premierminister Yasuo Fukuda in die USA und nach Singapur sowie die damit zusammenhängenden politischen Auseinandersetzungen um eine Verlängerung bzw. Neuauflage des Gesetzes zur Entsendung der japanischen Selbstverteidigungskräfte (SDF) in den Indischen Ozean.