Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential

Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential
Author: Morris Altman,Anthony Jensen,Akira Kurimoto,Robby Tulus,Yashavantha Dongre,Seungkwon Jang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128166673
ISBN 13: 9780128166673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential Book Review:

Replete with case studies, Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential applies a novel theoretical framework to aid in understanding meaningful change in cooperative firms, mutual firms, collectives, and communes, focusing in particular on the underexamined Asia Pacific region. It explores the common, albeit competing, objectives of transformational cooperatives that deliver a range of social benefits and corporative coops where the cooperative exhibits the characteristics of a competitive investor firm. The book provides examples of successful cooperatives in eleven countries across the Asia Pacific and reviews the theoretical framework of cooperatives, including issues pertaining to socio-economic, politico-legal, and domestic and international factors. Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential provides early-career researchers and graduate students with a systematic resource of cooperatives in the Asia Pacific, highlighting core lessons from case studies regarding the ideal role of cooperatives in a modern economy and on the enabling factors of the role of the state, the market potential for scale-up, the mitigation of poverty, and civil society. Provides numerous case studies drawn from successful co-operative organizations across the Asia Pacific region Advances a theoretical framework to help readers access and understand the reasons for co-operative success in the Asia Pacific region Develops tools for practitioners to establish effective co-operatives and restructure them to optimal goals

The Proceedings of the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2018)

The Proceedings of the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2018)
Author: Xinguo Zhang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 3068
Release: 2019-06-08
ISBN 10: 981133305X
ISBN 13: 9789811333057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proceedings of the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2018) Book Review:

This book is a compilation of peer-reviewed papers from the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT 2018). The symposium is a common endeavour between the four national aerospace societies in China, Australia, Korea and Japan, namely, the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division (RAeS Australian Division), the Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSAS) and the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS). APISAT is an annual event initiated in 2009 to provide an opportunity for researchers and engineers from Asia-Pacific countries to discuss current and future advanced topics in aeronautical and space engineering.

By More Than Providence

By More Than Providence
Author: Michael J. Green
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 0231542720
ISBN 13: 9780231542722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By More Than Providence Book Review:

Soon after the American Revolution, ?certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there. Over the coming generations, the United States continued to ask how best to expand trade with the region and whether to partner with China, at the center of the continent, or Japan, looking toward the Pacific. Where should the United States draw its defensive line, and how should it export democratic principles? In a history that spans the eighteenth century to the present, Michael J. Green follows the development of U.S. strategic thinking toward East Asia, identifying recurring themes in American statecraft that reflect the nation's political philosophy and material realities. Drawing on archives, interviews, and his own experience in the Pentagon and White House, Green finds one overarching concern driving U.S. policy toward East Asia: a fear that a rival power might use the Pacific to isolate and threaten the United States and prevent the ocean from becoming a conduit for the westward free flow of trade, values, and forward defense. By More Than Providence works through these problems from the perspective of history's major strategists and statesmen, from Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Thayer Mahan and Henry Kissinger. It records the fate of their ideas as they collided with the realities of the Far East and adds clarity to America's stakes in the region, especially when compared with those of Europe and the Middle East.

Unleash Your Career Potential

Unleash Your Career Potential
Author: Karla Blanco
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1642793655
ISBN 13: 9781642793659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleash Your Career Potential Book Review:

Unleash Your Career Potential provides an individualized, customizable approach to mapping out a dream career. People everywhere were born to grow and have a meaningful career. But most end up feeling stuck, like they are in slow motion, afraid they won’t be able to experience fulfilling relationships if they choose to accelerate their next big career move. Responding to the challenges of an increasingly globalized and digitalized work culture, Unleash Your Career Potential provides the necessary tools to unleash potential and accelerate your career. Karla Blanco’s seven-step process combines practical, actionable advice with deeply inspiring insight that breaks the mold of a traditional vocational guidebook. Karla helps readers design their dream career, understand job level satisfaction, create a “Board of Advisors,” and more. Unleash Your Career Potential is the ideal resource for those who desire a fulfilling career in today’s world and want to take pack the power in their lives right now.

Cooperatives and Social Innovation

Cooperatives and Social Innovation
Author: D. Rajasekhar,R. Manjula,T. Paranjothi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2020-11-28
ISBN 10: 9811588805
ISBN 13: 9789811588808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperatives and Social Innovation Book Review:

This book discusses social innovations by cooperatives from the Asia and Pacific region. Social innovations emerge when the state and market in developing countries find it difficult to solve problems such as poverty, hunger, ill health, poor education systems, inadequate drinking water and poor sanitation. These countries also face barriers to economic growth such as climate change, poor governance, unequal opportunities and social exclusion. This volume therefore addresses the following questions. What are the distinctive features of social innovations by cooperatives? How social innovations bring in changes in the process and outcome of development? After presenting theories of social innovation and a critical review of cooperatives and social innovation, the book presents 15 chapters on social innovations by cooperatives in the Asia Pacific region. These social innovations are related to health insurance, community based tourism, disaster response, climate smart agriculture, use of social media for youth empowerment, training for the emergence of second-line leaders in cooperatives, social inclusion through innovative finance, profitable marketing of organic produce to strengthen economic status of small farmers, digital auction and value addition for income security of farmer members, collaboration between cooperative members and workers for the mutual benefit, worker cooperatives, women leadership and participation, building union-cooperative partnership in finance and rating of cooperatives to promote transparency and accountability. A chapter on innovative services of cooperatives during the time of Covid19 is also included. This volume will be quite significant for co-operators, researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy-makers at the global level. The theme is relevant for international development community and national cooperatives with concern for their communities, which is the seventh cooperative principle of International Cooperative Alliance and the Sustainable Development Goal of the UN.

Pacific Currents

Pacific Currents
Author: Evan S. Medeiros,Keith Crane,Eric Heginbotham,Norman D. Levin,Julia F. Lowell
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-11-07
ISBN 10: 0833047086
ISBN 13: 9780833047083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Currents Book Review:

China's importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China's rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi,Meinhard Breiling,Selvarajah Pathmarajah,Vangimalla R Reddy
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 8132116763
ISBN 13: 9788132116769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to global economic development. Left unchecked, continued global warming could cause worldwide social and environmental disruption. The Asia and Pacific region is more vulnerable to climate change risks than other regions due to its dependence on the natural resources and agriculture sectors. Densely populated coastal areas, weak institutions, and the poverty of a considerable proportion of its population add to the susceptibility of this region. Adaptation—making adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate stimuli— becomes a key strategy for sustaining economic growth. This volume examines the framework conditions for integrating climate change adaptation measures into agriculture, water, and natural resources management activities for the Asia and Pacific region. Based on the review of country experiences, the book describes key dimensions, suggests interventions for further exploration, and serves as a basis for planning and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into sectoral planning

An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine
Author: Michael Fisch
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 022655869X
ISBN 13: 9780226558691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthropology of the Machine Book Review:

With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In An Anthropology of the Machine, Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo’s commuter train network embodies the lived realities of technology in our modern world. Drawing on his fine-grained knowledge of transportation, work, and everyday life in Tokyo, Fisch shows how fitting into a system that operates on the extreme edge of sustainability can take a physical and emotional toll on a community while also creating a collective way of life—one with unique limitations and possibilities. An Anthropology of the Machine is a creative ethnographic study of the culture, history, and experience of commuting in Tokyo. At the same time, it is a theoretically ambitious attempt to think through our very relationship with technology and our possible ecological futures. Fisch provides an unblinking glimpse into what it might be like to inhabit a future in which more and more of our infrastructure—and the planet itself—will have to operate beyond capacity to accommodate our ever-growing population.

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific
Author: Leszek Buszynski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 1351105108
ISBN 13: 9781351105101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific Book Review:

This book examines the development of China’s national ambitions under its current leader Xi Jinping and the dilemma they present for the United States and also Japan. It emphasises the importance of geopolitics, that is the way national strategies and policies are shaped and in some cases determined by geographic location. Focusing especially on China’s national rejuvenation and its rapidly growing military capability and navy, and on the likely impact on the region of China regaining the status and influence it enjoyed in dynastic times, the book highlights the hard choices faced by the United States as it seeks to protect its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific, particularly in the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan straits. How far should the United States confront China or accommodate China, possibly at the risk of undermining its geopolitical position and its alliance relationships with Japan, Australia and South Korea? The book also discusses the degree to which issues of institution building and economic interdependence can overcome or constrain geopolitical calculations.

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific
Author: Peter McCawley
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN 10: 9292577921
ISBN 13: 9789292577926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book is a history of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development bank established 50 years ago to serve Asia and the Pacific. Focusing on the region’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB itself, this book raises several key questions: What are the outstanding features of regional development to which ADB had to respond? How has the bank grown and evolved in changing circumstances? How did ADB’s successive leaders promote reforms while preserving continuity with the efforts of their predecessors? ADB has played an important role in the transformation of Asia and the Pacific the past 50 years. As ADB continues to evolve and adapt to the region’s changing development landscape, the experiences highlighted in this book can provide valuable insight on how best to serve Asia and the Pacific in the future.

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia
Author: Mark Beeson
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN 10: 1137332379
ISBN 13: 9781137332370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia Book Review:

This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.

Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance
Author: David J. Berteau,Michael J. Green, Georgetown University,Zack Cooper
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 144224058X
ISBN 13: 9781442240582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing the Asia-Pacific Rebalance Book Review:

This report seeks to clarify the stated objectives of the US rebalance strategy, reviewing regional responses, and assessing the status of the rebalance, which is critical to reinforcing regional stability by strengthening US relationships, presence, and capabilities.

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN 10: 921358329X
ISBN 13: 9789213583296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 Book Review:

This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with contributions from the UN World Tourism Organization and other intergovernmental agencies.

The ASEAN Regional Forum

The ASEAN Regional Forum
Author: Rodolfo Severino
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9814279250
ISBN 13: 9789814279253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ASEAN Regional Forum Book Review:

The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) is the only Asia-Pacific-wide forum for consultations and dialogue on political and security issues. Although many articles and books have been published on the ARF, this is one of the few books that treat the forum comprehensively and from the standpoint of the region itself. It traces the ARF's origins, the efforts to move it from confidence building to "preventive diplomacy," and the forces that hold them back, analysing the strategic environment that both constrains the ARF and makes it essential. The book discusses the question of participation, describes the numerous cooperative activities that the participants undertake, and deals with the issue of institutionalization. Finally, it assesses the ARF as a forum and a process on its own terms. The book is written by the former ASEAN Secretary-General and former senior official who was involved in the ARF's early years.

Handbook Of Terrorism In The Asia-pacific

Handbook Of Terrorism In The Asia-pacific
Author: Gunaratna Rohan,Kam Stefanie Li Yee
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-06-22
ISBN 10: 1783269979
ISBN 13: 9781783269976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook Of Terrorism In The Asia-pacific Book Review:

The Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific provides a historical overview of terrorism in the Asia-Pacific, the evolution of threat, and the present threat faced by countries with the rise of the Islamic State (IS). This is a concise and readable handbook which examines the origins of the current wave of terrorism across countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia and the Pacific, and identifies emerging trends and new forms of terror that have altered the landscape and rendered the region increasingly vulnerable to asymmetric attacks. Comprising of more than 20 chapters, this handbook will be a useful source of reference for undergraduate and graduate students focused on understanding the causes of terrorism and insurgency in the Asia-Pacific.

Nationalism in Asia

Nationalism in Asia
Author: Jeff Kingston
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 1118508173
ISBN 13: 9781118508176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nationalism in Asia Book Review:

Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. Explores the ways in which nationalism is expressed, embraced, challenged, and resisted in contemporary China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach Provides an important trans-national and trans-regional analysis by looking at five countries that span Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia Features comparative analysis of identity politics, democracy, economic policy, nation branding, sports, shared trauma, memory and culture wars, territorial disputes, national security and minorities Offers an accessible, thematic narrative written for non-specialists, including a detailed and up-to-date bibliography Gives readers an in-depth understanding of the ramifications of nationalism in these countries for the future of Asia

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific
Author: G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno,Professor Michael Mastanduno
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0231125909
ISBN 13: 9780231125901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific Book Review:

What tools will international relations theorists need to understand the complex relationship among China, Japan, and the United States as the three powers shape the economic and political future of this crucial region? Some of the best and most innovative scholars in international relations and Asian area studies gather here with the working premise that stability in the broader Asia-Pacific region is in large part a function of the behavior of, and relationships among, these three major powers.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780547527628
ISBN 13: 0547527624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water
Author: Robert Haddick
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 0870210602
ISBN 13: 9780870210600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire on the Water Book Review:

The main theme of Fire on the Water is that conventional measures of military balance, employed by both the general public and many policy experts, underestimate the threat that China’s military modernization poses to the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific region. Within a decade, China’s leaders will have the military power to hold at risk U.S. interest in East Asia. The U.S. needs to fashion a new and competitive strategy, one that better matches the strengths of the U.S. and its allies against China’s vulnerabilities, in order to maintain a balance of power in the region and convince China’s leaders to pursue a cooperative course. It is not obvious to many observers why a conflict in the region is plausible, or why the U.S. should bear the responsibility for maintaining a forward military presence in the region. China has rapidly emerged as a great power and by doing so, has acquired many vital interests around the world. Following the pattern set by other such episodes in history, China is also acquiring the military means to protect its new interests, a development that puts at risk the interests of China’s neighbors and the United States. The U.S. forward military presence in the region is an increasingly difficult burden to sustain. But in the long run, this approach will be less costly and less risky than encouraging China’s neighbors to balance China by themselves, an alternative that will very likely result in an unstable arms race and a conflict that will damage America’s interests. While it will be in America’s interest to maintain its position in the Asia-Pacific region, China’s military modernization is making it much more difficult for the U.S. to do so. China’s military strategy, centered on its rapidly-expanding land-based and anti-ship missile forces, is exploiting weaknesses in long-standing U.S. force structure and doctrine. Due to a variety of institutional barriers, the U.S. has been slow to adapt to China’s military modernization. Current efforts to respond are impractical, in that they expend U.S. resources against China’s strengths rather than its vulnerabilities. The U.S. needs a new and competitive strategy that will strengthen its alliances in the region and convince China’s leaders that cooperation, rather than military expansion and an attempt at regional hegemony, will be China’s best course. Fire on the Water proposes reforms to U.S. diplomacy, military programs, and strategy that will offer a better chance at preserving stability. The goal of these reforms is to thwart China’s well-designed military modernization plan, bolster the confidence and credibility of U.S. alliances in the region, and thus persuade China’s leaders that China’s best course is cooperation rather than conflict, the outcome that has usually occurred in history when a new great power has rapidly emerged.

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
Author: Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9966792090
ISBN 13: 9789966792099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa Book Review:

The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.