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.

Economic and Non-Traditional Security Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

Jörn Dosch; Colin Dürkop (Editors), et al: These 14 referenced papers are selected from those given at the 2004 Hanoi Conference which brought together academics and practitioners from the Greater Mekong Subregion and from concerned institutions in Germany and UK. The pattern and potential of actual and envisaged cooperative actions of the six GMS states are explored. Much often-inaccessible data relating to the GMS with its 245 million population and 2.3 million km² area is made available.

Young Leaders' Forum

Vision Asia: Imagine ... 2015

Young Leaders from all over Asia discussed about future aspects of Asia in politics, economics, media, arts and culture. Two days of highly qualified lectures, e.g. from His Excellency Tan Sri Musa Hitam, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, on the political future of this region, and intense discussions casting a light on the expectations, hopes and fears of Young Leaders for their respective countries and thus, the region are summarized in this book.Das Booklet steht auch als zur Verfügung.

Islam and Democracy

The Southeast Asian Experience

Panorama 2/2004

Published as part of the Regional Programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Southeast Asia office, Panorama is a journal on Southeast Asian and European Affairs. Contents: • Idealist perspectives in the Lisbon Proceedings of the EUASEAN+3 Think Tank Dialogue: Completing the Triangle -- Prepared by Yeo Lay Hwee and Willem van der Geest • Political Succession in Asia: Continuity or Change? -- Carolina G. Hernandez • Political Succession in Indonesia and Southeast Asia: Cosmetic Changes, Dextrous Adjustments -- François Raillon • The Challenges of Global Terrorism: A Joint Agenda for Asia, EU and US -- Mohamed Jawhar Hassan • The Challenges of Global Terrorism: A U.S. Perspective -- Angel M. Rabasa • The Rise of China and its Implications on the ASEAN-EUAmerica Triangle Relations -- You Ji • Changing Security and Political Environments of the Korean Peninsula: Bottleneck or Opening for New Asia? -- Chung-Si Ahn

Civil Society in Southeast Asia

This publication which was edited by Lee Hock Guan grew out of the workshop Civil Society in Southeast Asia, organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and held in Singapore in November 2001. Financial support for the workshop came from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The workshop focused on the question: what is the relevance of civil society to people empowerment, effective governance, and deepening democracy int the Region? This book addresses this question by examining the activities and public participation of NGOs in the areas of religion, ethnicity, gender and the environment.

Cross-Pacific Economic Integration

East and Southeast Asia on one hand, and Latin America on the other, are two continents that are miles apart. The distance is not only geographic but also political, cultural and economic. Direct trade between these two continents is minimal compared to that with Europe and the US. Nonetheless, the quantum improvements in transport, telecommunications and information technologies may usher in the age of Cross Pacific Trade.This publication contains papers presented at the first Cross-Pacific Economic Integration Workshop which was held in Singapore at 22 August 2003 in support of initiatives of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC).

Panorama 1/2004

EU-ASEAN Political and Security Dialogue at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Prospects for Interregional Cooperation on International Terrorism by Frank Umbach; Is there a Convergence of East Asian Countries' Foreign Policies? The case towards Europe by Cesar de Prado Yepes; Re-Negotiating the "Contrat Social": Institution-Building, Reforms, Democracy, Development and Stability in Southeast Asia by Eric Teo Chu Cheow; Is there an Asianisation of Asia? The New Millennium in Asia and the Identity Debate by Manfred Mols

Social Justice in East and Southeast Asia

This volume is a collection of the papers presented during the 11th international conference of the East and Southeast Asia Network for Better Local Governments (ESEA) held on 3 - 4 December 2003, in Manila, Philippines. Jointly organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Singapore and the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF), the conference focused on Social Justice in East and Southeast Asia in the countries that participated in the conference, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.