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

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.

China Surpassing the Middle Income Trap

China  Surpassing the    Middle Income Trap
Author: Shaojie Zhou,Angang Hu
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-10-18
ISBN 10: 9789811565427
ISBN 13: 9811565422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Surpassing the Middle Income Trap Book Review:

This open access book explores one of the most fiercely debated issues in China: if and how China will surpass the middle income trap that has plagued many developing countries for years. This book gives readers a clear picture of China today and acts as a reference for other developing countries. China is facing many setbacks and experiencing an economic slowdown in recent years due to some serious issues, and income inequality is one such issue deferring China’s development potential by creating a middle income trap. This book thoroughly investigates both the unpromising factors and favorable conditions for China to overcome the trap. It illustrates that traps may be encountered at any stage of development and argues that political stability is the prerequisite to creating a favorable environment for economic development and addressing this “middle income trap”. Written by one of China's central planners, this book offers precious insights into the industrial policies that are transforming China and the world and will be of interest to China scholars, economists and political scientists.

East Asia Pacific at Work

East Asia Pacific at Work
Author: World Bank Group,Truman G. Packard,Trang Van Nguyen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-05-07
ISBN 10: 1464800049
ISBN 13: 9781464800047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Asia Pacific at Work Book Review:

The unprecedented progress of East Asia Pacific is a triumph of working people. Countries that were low-income a generation ago successfully integrated into the global value chain, exploiting their labor-cost advantage. In 1990, the region held about a third of the world’s labor force. Leveraging this comparative advantage, the share of global GDP of emerging economies in East Asia Pacific grew from 7 percent in 1992 to 17 percent in 2011. Yet, the region now finds itself at a critical juncture. Work and its contribution to growth and well-being can no longer be taken for granted. The challenges range from high youth inactivity and rising inequality to binding skills shortages. A key underlying issue is economic informality, which constrains innovation and productivity, limits the tax base, and increases household vulnerability to shocks. Informality is both a consequence of stringent labor regulations and limited enforcement capacity. In several countries, de jure employment regulations are more stringent than in many parts of Europe. Even labor regulations set at reasonable levels but poorly implemented can aggravate the market failures they were designed to overcome. This report argues that the appropriate policy responses are to ensure macroeconomic stability, and in particular, a regulatory framework that encourages small- and medium-sized enterprises where most people in the region work. Mainly agrarian countries should focus on raising agricultural productivity. In urbanizing countries, good urban planning becomes critical. Pacific island countries will need to provide youth with human capital needed to succeed abroad as migrant workers. And, across the region, it is critical to ‘formalize’ more work, to increase the coverage of essential social protection, and to sustain productivity. To this end, policies should encourage mobility of labor and human capital, and not favor some forms of employment - for instance, full-time wage employment in manufacturing - over others, either implicitly or explicitly. Policies to increase growth and well-being from employment should instead reflect and support the dynamism and diversity of work forms across the region.

Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Cyn-Young Park
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 9789292624927
ISBN 13: 929262492X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future of Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book reviews progress with regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific and explores how it can be reshaped to achieve a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future. Consisting of papers contributed by renowned scholars and Asian Development Bank staff, the book covers four major areas: public goods, trade and investment, financial cooperation, and regional health cooperation. The book emphasizes how the region can better leverage regional integration to realize its vast potential as well as overcome challenges such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

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.

Asia Pacific Security

Asia Pacific Security
Author: David W Lovell
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9812302131
ISBN 13: 9789812302137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asia Pacific Security Book Review:

"Since September 11, 2001, our newspapers have been filled with the ""war on terror""; our governments have mobilized their resources for ""homeland security""; and people everywhere are braced for more terrorist attacks. Yet while the new threat is genuine, w"

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 9292542257
ISBN 13: 9789292542252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This synthesis report is the result of close, collaborative research initiated by the Asian Development Bank in partnership with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. Fourteen background papers were commissioned to investigate food security issues particularly pertinent for Asia and the Pacific. The report synthesizes and collates the primary findings from these papers to articulate key policy challenges and opportunities related to food security in the region.

Strategic Coupling

Strategic Coupling
Author: Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1501704265
ISBN 13: 9781501704260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Coupling Book Review:

In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a result of the massive changes of the last twenty-five years, new explanations must be found for the economic success and industrial transformation in the region. State-assisted startups and incubator firms in East Asia have become major players in the manufacture of products with a global reach: Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision has assembled more than 500 million iPhones, for instance, and South Korea’s Samsung provides the iPhone’s semiconductor chips and retina displays. Drawing on extensive interviews with top executives and senior government officials, Yeung argues that since the late 1980s, many East Asian firms have outgrown their home states, and are no longer dependent on state support; as a result the developmental state has lost much of its capacity to steer and direct industrialization. We cannot read the performance of national firms as a direct outcome of state action. Yeung calls for a thorough renovation of the still-dominant view that states are the primary engine of industrial transformation. He stresses action by national firms and traces various global production networks to incorporate both firm-specific activities and the international political economy. He identifies two sets of dynamics in these national-global articulations known as strategic coupling: coevolution in the confluence of state, firm, and global production networks, and the various strategies pursued by East Asian firms to attain competitive positions in the global marketplace.

Cooperative Security in the Asia Pacific

Cooperative Security in the Asia Pacific
Author: Jürgen Haacke,Noel M. Morada
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 113518321X
ISBN 13: 9781135183219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Security in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

This book provides an in-depth and comprehensive study of the ASEAN Regional Forum, and its activities in promoting regional security after 9/11.

The Chinese Navy

The Chinese Navy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Smashbooks
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chinese Navy Book Review:

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.

Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific

Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Ian Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1317644875
ISBN 13: 9781317644873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book uses two international frameworks—the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management—to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges. As both frameworks draw to a close, international debate is taking place during the period 2012–2015 on their current progress. This book seeks to help readers understand the process better. The chapters are written by eight independent internationally based authors. Collectively, they have extensive regional experience in the areas of disaster risk management and climate change as well as working in academia, research, consultancy, the UN and international agencies, government and the NGO sector. The analysis presented benefits from their varied backgrounds in medicine, architecture, economics, engineering, planning, social studies, development studies and political science. Throughout the book, relevant examples, drawn from the region, are included to ‘earth’ the project in the harsh realities of risk and disaster impact.

Navigating COVID 19 in Asia and the Pacific

Navigating COVID 19 in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Bambang Susantono,Yasuyuki Sawada,Cyn-Young Park
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9789292623555
ISBN 13: 9292623559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating COVID 19 in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book gathers analysis and ideas to help policy makers tackle the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and build a more resilient and sustainable future.  COVID-19 has unleashed unparalleled challenges, yet provides opportunities to rethink strategies to tackle inequality, socioeconomic vulnerability, and environmental issues. This book collects contributions from ADB staff and experts to help inform policy on diverse themes. These include tackling the economic fallout, supporting SMEs, protecting the vulnerable, ensuring food security, and building resilient trade and supply chains. The authors highlight the importance of quality infrastructure, disaster risk management, digital acceleration, and regional cooperation in building back better together.

APEC and Liberalisation of the Chinese Economy

APEC and Liberalisation of the Chinese Economy
Author: Peter Drysdale,Zhang Yunling,Ligang Song
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 1922144576
ISBN 13: 9781922144577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APEC and Liberalisation of the Chinese Economy Book Review:

"This book assembles papers that were produced under a three year collaborative research program on 'China and APEC' undertaken by the AustraliaJapan Research Centre, in the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management at The Australian National University and the APEC Policy Research Center, in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. ... The work on this project and the papers in the volume provide a base for developing ideas that could be helpful to the policy agenda for APEC 2001."--Preface.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN 10: 9210046269
ISBN 13: 9789210046268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019 Book Review:

This year's edition provides new estimates of the percentage of the world's food lost from production up to the retail level. It suggests that identifying and understanding critical loss points in specific supply chains – where considerable potential exists for reducing food losses – is crucial to deciding on appropriate measures. It also provides some guiding principles for interventions based on the objectives being pursued through food loss and waste reductions, be they in improved economic efficiency, food security and nutrition, or environmental sustainability.

Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II

Embracing Defeat  Japan in the Wake of World War II
Author: John W. Dower
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2000-06-17
ISBN 10: 0393345246
ISBN 13: 9780393345247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.

Regionalism in the New Asia Pacific Order

Regionalism in the New Asia Pacific Order
Author: Joseph A. Camilleri
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781781957981
ISBN 13: 1781957983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regionalism in the New Asia Pacific Order Book Review:

Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific is a complex and rapidly evolving phenomenon. This volume explores the relationship between globalization and regionalization, between states, markets and civil society, and between US hegemony and Asian aspirations.