Publications

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The Role of Religious and Philosophical Traditions in Promoting World Peace: An Asian Perspective

This book is a collection of articles by eminent theological and philosophical scholars throughout Asia. They are scholars of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam who have critically analyzed the above issues within their traditions from both the religious and philosophical perspectives. They bring together, under one roof, the valuable insights of the great religious and philosophical traditions on the issue of peace. Hopefully, the articles in this book will contribute towards building practical peace in Asia and beyond.

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Religious Pluralism in Democratic Societies:

Challenges and Prospects for Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States in the New Millennium

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Panorama 2/2006

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 present edition is a special issue focusing on gender issues.

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Demarcating Ethnicity in New Nations: Cases of the Chinese in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

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Foreign Investment

Its Significance in Relation to the Fight against Poverty, Economic Growth and Legal Culture

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ASEAN and the European Union

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Panorama 1/2006

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 present edition is a special issue focusing on the relations between East Asia and the European Union.

Country Reports

Planmäßiger Sieg der Regierungspartei PAP

by Colin Dürkop

Parlamentswahlen in Singapur
Alles bleibt beim Alten im südostasiatischen Stadtstaat: Die Singapurer haben die People’s Action Party (PAP) nach 41-jähriger Regierungszeit abermals mit einer soliden Mehrheit im Amt bestätigt. Das Wahlergebnis wird zum einen als ein Indikator für die überwiegende Zufriedenheit der Bevölkerung mit der Regierung gewertet und zum anderen als Wunsch nach einer größeren Kontrollfunktion der Opposition, die ihren Stimmenanteil erhöhen konnte.

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Security Management in Asian Cities

City vulnerabilities, health hazards, natural calamities, ethno-religious conflicts and terrorism are the most pressing issues in our contemporary societies. Due to the multitude of security challenges faced by various countries, security management has increasingly become one of the key tasks for national and local governments around the globe. Security Management in Asian Cities compiles all of the papers contributed at the 12th Annual ESEA conference, which reviewed the practices and experiences in the context of each country: Cambodia, Indonesian, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. At this event, H.E. Andreas Michaelis, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore, shared his remarks on a holistic concept of security from a German point of view.

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East Asia and Latin America – The Encounter of two Continents

Improvements in transport, telecommunications and information technologies are ushering in the age of Cross Pacific Trade. With calls by member countries to link APEC objectives with those discussed at the January 2004 Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), KAS subsequently organised a Workshop, titled "The Encounter of Two Continents" in Singapore.This publication contains papers presented at the Workshop, covering topics such as the growing interdependency of East and Southeast Asia and Latin America, inter-country trade and SME relations, potential academic and cultural exchanges, and improvement of regional bilateral ties.