Publications

Religious Pluralism in Democratic Societies:

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

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.

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

Foreign Investment

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

ASEAN and the European Union

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.

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.

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.

Promoting and Strengthening the Rule of Law through Constitutional Jurisdiction

Cooperation, exchange of experience and dialogue on the level of Constitutional Courts Justices within Asia, and also between Asia and Europe, are important aspects towards the strengthening of Constitutional Jurisdiction.This publication is a collection of papers presented during the Second Regional Seminar of Asian Constitutional Court Judges held in Bangkok, Thailand. The contributors to this volume include Justices, Legal Experts and Members of Constitutional Jurisdiction bodies in Cambodia, Mongolia, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Prof. Dr. Ernst Benda, Former President of the German Federal Constitutional Court, is featured with a special contribution on "Conflicts between National and Supranational Courts: The European Experience".

Parliaments and Political Change in Asia

This study of the national parliaments of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand is inspired by four major theoretical discourses: Neo-institutionalism, parliamentarianism versus presidentialism, majoritarian versus consensus democracy, and transition theory. The book examines the specific role of parliaments in political decision-making, regime change, democratization, and consolidation of democracy in a comparative perspective. It argues that parliaments play a greater part in the political decision-making than is often asserted and that there is no cogent causal relationship between parliamentary performance and system of government.The study was commissioned and financed by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.