Over the past decade, the member countries of the Association ofSoutheast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have experienced dramatic economicgrowth. But economic transformation has created a number of new policychallenges, which the ASEAN governments must address as they preparefor the twenty-first century.
New Challenges for ASEAN examines some of the mostimportant policy issues confronting ASEAN governments. These includethe degradation of the maritime and urban environments, new strains oninter-ethnic relations, domestic and international pressures to ensurethe protection of human rights, growing barriers to trade with theoutside world, and security concerns arising from a changing regionalbalance of power. The responses of the ASEAN governments to thesechallenges, at domestic, regional and international levels, arecritically examined by a group of experts with longstanding interest inSoutheast Asian affairs.
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Introduction: New Policy Challenges
1. Transboundary Ocean and Atmospheric Pollution in Southeast Asia:Prospects for Regional Cooperation / Ian Townsend-Gault, DavidVanderZwaag, and Robert Adamson
2. Managing the Environment in ASEAN: The Case of Extended UrbanRegions / Douglas Webster
3. Managing Multicultural Societies: The Status of Minority Groupsin Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand / Jean DeBernardi andChristopher Tarnowski
4. Human Rights in ASEAN States: A Canadian Policy Perspective /Diane K. Mauzy and R.S. Milne
5. ASEAN Policy Responses to North American and European TradingAgreements / Gordon P. Means
6. ASEAN and Asia-Pacific Multilateralism: Managing RegionalSecurity / Amitav Acharya
Statistical Appendix / J.D. Kenneth Boutin
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