By William Blum
By Ambassador Alfred H. Moses
By Tai Wei Lim
Anime, Manga, Sushi, Teriyaki, J-pop, Harajuku style ... those are only a number of the cultural exports from Japan that the remainder of the area have embraced and Singapore is one in every of Japan's greatest enthusiasts. Singaporeans have benefited not only by way of being a client of the various technological advances from Japan (Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Panasonic, and Sony to call a number of) but additionally shared and learnt via monetary, political, and highbrow exchanges over the last 50 years because the begin of the bilateral ties among those nations.
In 1868, Japan was once the 1st East Asian nation that underwent swift modernization and its improvement was once shared with Singapore from the Nineteen Seventies onwards because the eastern progress version was once selectively emulated by way of the 4 Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan). at present, because the so much complicated economies in Southeast and Northeast Asia respectively, Singapore and Japan will remain demonstrative case reviews of monetary improvement within the sector. There are similarities too among those nations: an getting older inhabitants, altering geopolitical realities, mature economies, and environmental demanding situations. The Merlion and Mt. Fuji isn't just a historic account of the bilateral cooperation but additionally comprises sincere narratives on what it's like being a Singaporean scholar on alternate in Japan, an anime and manga fan outdoor of Japan, and a few omotenashi appreciation.
By Nana K. Poku,Jelke, Dr Boesten,Nana K, Professor Poku
Gender matters are critical to the factors and impression of the continuing AIDS epidemic. The editors compile innovative modern scholarship on gender and AIDS in a single quantity. They deal with questions concerning gender and sexuality, how men and women reside the epidemic in a different way and the way such changes result in assorted results. the quantity joins learn on Africa, Asia and Latin the USA and illustrates how the epidemic has diversified gendered features, motives and outcomes in numerous areas. jointly, the chapters reveal the elemental ways in which gender impacts the unfold of the illness, its impression and the luck of prevention efforts.
This scholarly, interdisciplinary quantity offers a finished creation to the subjects and problems with gender, AIDS and worldwide public wellbeing and fitness and informs scholars, coverage makers and practitioners of the complexity of the gendered nature of AIDS.
By Christopher Lamont
This publication courses you thru everything of the study approach in diplomacy, from making a choice on a study query and reviewing the literature to box learn and writing up. overlaying either qualitative and quantitative equipment in IR, it deals a balanced review of the foremost methodological debates and learn tools in the discipline.
- Is in particular focussed on examine equipment utilized in foreign Relations.
- Spans the full study method from selecting a learn query to writing up.
- Provides useful learn tools guidance.
- Introduces you to broader methodological debates and brings jointly modern learn from empirical and interpretive traditions.
- Is filled with examples and proposals for extra reading.
Research equipment in overseas Relations is crucial examining for either undergraduate and postgraduate scholars taking learn tools classes in diplomacy, Politics, safety and Strategic Studies.
By Alan Collins
The new version features a new bankruptcy on cyber-security, in addition to introducing extra fabric on foreign firms and associations, deepest army businesses, and nuclear proliferation and deterrence.
This textual content is observed through an internet source Centre which includes:
Student assets - case stories, internet hyperlinks, a number of selection questions, flashcard glossary
Lecturer assets - PowerPoint slides
By Kathleen H. Hawk
The usa and the foreign group intervened in a couple of inner conflicts in the course of the Nineteen Nineties, commonly justifying their activities on humanitarian grounds. more often than not, the exterior army intervention principally halted the scuffling with and allowed humanitarian counsel to be dispensed. in spite of the fact that, as Hawk makes transparent, easily halting the struggling with has now not allowed those international locations to create good governments and harmonious societies.
This learn relies at the premise that if exterior actors—foreign governments, overseas organisations, and personal groups—can no longer determine easy methods to lay a origin for a strong, longer-term peace, there'll be lowering help for overseas intervention and peacekeeping/peacebuilding missions sooner or later. even supposing exterior actors have undertaken many actions within the aftermath of an army intervention in an try to consolidate peace, adequate cognizance has now not been paid to (re)constructing the kingdom as a able, powerful, and legit entity. whereas (re)constructing the kingdom is simply a element of what has to be performed to result in a strong, long term peace, it presents an important origin upon which to constitution the opposite actions. via her exam of exterior activities in Somalia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, Hawk attracts 23 classes, 9 of that are appropriate to interventions regularly and the rest 14 particular to statebuilding efforts. This learn can be of specific curiosity to students, scholars, and policymakers concerned with clash answer and overseas relations.
By G. R. Berridge
By Michael W. Bauer
Many overseas and supranational firms have in recent years been busy modernising their inner management. yet nowhere has administration swap bought the same volume of recognition than on the subject of the ecu fee. even though the belief prevails that the fee has been wasting out in recent times, this vibrant curiosity, educational in addition to public, within the so-called Kinnock reform means that this supplier nonetheless is still "at the guts of the Union". The proposition of this e-book therefore is easy. If it is still actual that the fee is a vital half in the (admittedly complicated) equation of european policy-making, alterations of the management foundation of this actor tend to have broader implications. accordingly, this distinctive factor poses 3 the most important questions about the new administrative reform of the eu fee: why used to be any such complete reform attainable, what are its particular implications for the fee as an employer and what's the most probably influence for the coverage process?
In brief, this e-book places the organisational base of ecu policy-making centre level. within the quest for solutions the authors of the next chapters take specific views, use a variety of learn concepts and techniques, and try to clear up varied empirical puzzles. yet all try and upload to our figuring out of this organisational base, and the way to systematically learn it.
This publication used to be released as a different factor of the Journal of ecu Public Policy.