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Losing Control. Freedom of the Press in Asia

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ISBN: 9781925021431 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_469193 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Philosophy
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'A free press is not a luxury. A free press is at the absolute core of equitable development' according to World Bank President James Wolfensohn. A free press is also the key to transparency and good governance and is an indispensable feature of a democracy. So how does Asia rate? In Losing Control, leading journalists analyse the state of play in all the countries of North Asia and Southeast Asia. From the herd journalism of Japan to the Stalinist system of North Korea, Losing Control provides an inside look at journalism and freedom of the press in each country. One conclusion - a combination of new technology and greater democracy is breaking the shackles that once constrained the press in Asia. 'Brings together Asia's best and brightest observers of the press.'&#xD;Hamish McDonald, Foreign Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald&#xD;&#xD;'&#152;A rare insiders'&#153; view exposing the real dynamics behind social and political change in Asia.'&#xD;Evan Williams, Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV&#xD;&#xD;'A timely and necessary contribution to the debate over the quality of freedom in Asia.'&#xD;Geoffrey Barker, The Australian Financial Review

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asia --- censorship

Architecture of Security

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ISBN: 9781921666032 Year: Pages: 131 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458802 Language: English
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Subject: Political Science
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We cannot expect in East Asia over the foreseeable future to see the sort of conflation of sovereign states that has occurred in Europe. We must anticipate that, for the foreseeable future, the requirement will be for the sensible management and containment of competitive instincts. The establishment of a multilateral security body in East Asia that includes all the key players, and which the major powers invest with the authority to tackle the shaping of the regional security order, remains a critical piece of unfinished business.

Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land

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ISBN: 192094270X Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459529 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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Ethnology; Southeast asia; Oceania

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oceania --- ethnology --- southeast asia

Asia-Pacific Security: Policy Challenges

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ISBN: 9781921862083 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459942 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Since September 11, 2001, our newspapers have been filled with the ‘war on terror’; our governments have mobilised their resources for ‘homeland security’; and people everywhere are braced for more terrorist attacks. Yet while the new threat is genuine, we must not lose sight of the continuing security concerns in the Asia-Pacific. Tensions persist on the Korean peninsula, in the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea, and in Kashmir. The region is well supplied with weapons of mass destruction and may face an arms race, and there are a range of pressing human security issues. Likewise, the strategic realities of the region remain linked with US power, and with the emergence of China as a key regional player.&#xD;&#xD;The book examines the developing strategic relationships in the region, and clarifies the dilemmas for Australian policy-makers as they try to balance genuine engagement with the region against a long-standing and valued alliance with the United States.&#xD;&#xD;Emerging from discussions between the Shanghai Institute for International Studies and the University of New South Wales at ADFA, Asia-Pacific Security has a particular relevance for foreign-policy professionals and scholars of the region.

Developing Asian Bondmarkets

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ISBN: 9781925021394 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_469190 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law
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The absence of vibrant bondmarkets in East Asia was a significant contributor to the 1997–98 financial crisis. Ever since, the development of local bondmarkets has been a major objective of financial reforms in many East Asian economies. This effort has been frustrated by the inability to reach a consensus on whether Asian bondmarkets are truly needed in East Asia, whether they can be made viable in the competitive environment of the global economy, how they should be created and what role intergovernmental cooperation should play in their definition and creation. Developing Asian Bondmarkets helps build this consensus, proposing how to develop robust and efficient bondmarkets in East Asia.&#xD;&#xD;This book, the first of its kind, comes from the Finance Forum of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

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economy --- asia --- bondmarkets

The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities

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ISBN: 9781925022261 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515942 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country. Maritime surveillance capabilities – underwater, shore-based and airborne – are critical to its national defence posture. This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature.

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surveillance --- asia --- maritime --- japan

Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions

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ISBN: 9781925021998 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515933 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Arts in general
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This volume draws together essays by leading art experts observing the dramatic developments in Asian art and exhibitions in the last two decades. The authors explore new regional and global connections and new ways of understanding contemporary Asian art in the twenty-first century.

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australia --- asia --- art

Contextualising the Neolithic Occupation of Southern Vietnam (Terra Australis 42)

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ISBN: 978192501745 Year: Pages: 456 Language: English
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Subject: Archaeology
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Contextualising the neolithic in southern Vietnam is conducted through a comparative study of material culture between An Son and the sites of Bến Ðò, Bình Đa, Cù Lao Rùa, Cái Vạn, Cầu Sắt, Đa Kai, Đình Ông, Lộc Giang, Rạch Lá, Rạch Núi and Suối Linh, all in southern Vietnam.

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archaeology --- asia --- neolithic --- vietnam

The Social Sciences in the Asian Century

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ISBN: 9781925022582 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588813 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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In this collection of essays, we reflect on what it means to practise the social sciences in the twenty-first century. The book brings together leading social scientists from the Asia-Pacific region. We argue for the benefit of dialogue between the diverse theories and methods of social sciences in the region, the role of the social sciences in addressing real-world problems, the need to transcend national boundaries in addressing regional problems, and the challenges for an increasingly globalised higher education sector in the twenty-first century. The chapters are a combination of theoretical reflections and locally focused case studies of processes that are embedded in global dynamics and the changing geopolitics of knowledge. In an increasingly connected world, these reflections will be of global relevance

New Worlds from Below: Informal life politics and grassroots action in twenty-first-century Northeast Asia

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ISBN: 9781760460907 Year: DOI: 10.22459/NWFB.03.2017 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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In Asia today, the grand ideologies of the past have lost their power over the popular imagination. Even in many of the region’s democracies, popular engagement in the political process faces profound challenges. Yet amidst this landscape of political disenchantment, groups of ordinary people across Asia are finding new ways to take control of their own lives, respond to threats to their physical and cultural survival, and build better futures. This collection of essays by prominent scholars and activists traces the rise of a quiet politics of survival from the villages of China to Japan’s Minamata and Fukushima, and from the street art of Seoul and Hong Kong to the illegal markets of North Korea. Introducing an innovative conceptual framework, New Worlds from Below shows how informal grassroots politics in Northeast Asia is generating new ideas and practices that have region-wide and global relevance.

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politics --- northeast asia

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