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The Core Human Rights Treaties and Thailand

Author: Vitit Muntarbhorn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004326677

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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In this study titled The Core Human Rights Treaties and Thailand, Vitit Muntarbhorn examines the relationship between Thailand and the nine key human rights Conventions, known as the Core Human Rights Treaties, in addition to their Protocols. These agreements cover a range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural issues, in addition to the rights of specific groups. The study offers a mirror for reflection, testing the linkage between international standards and national implementation in a dynamic and challenging context.

Tracks and Traces

Thailand and the Work of Andrew Turton

Author: Philip Hirsch,Nicholas Tapp

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642498

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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This volume traces the threads that tie together an understanding of Thailand as a dynamic and rapidly changing society, through an examination of the work of one major scholar of the country, Andrew Turton. Turton's anthropological studies of Thailand cover a wide spectrum from politics and economy to ritual and culture, and have been crucial in shaping evolving understandings of Thai society. In this collection, ten leading specialists on Thailand from a variety of disciplines critically consider aspects of Turton's work in relation to the changing nature of different aspects of Thai society. The book tracks the links between past and present scholarship, examines the contextuality of scholarship in its times, and sheds light on the current situation in Thailand.

A Good Life

Human Rights and Encounters with Modernity

Author: Mary Edmunds

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144673

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 3517

This book is a story. It's a story about ordinary people in very different parts of the world dealing with rapid change in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It's about times of turbulent and violent social upheaval and rupture with the past. It's about modern times. It's also about being human; what it is to be human in a modernising and globalising world; how, in responding to the circumstances of their times, different groups define, redefine, and attempt to put into practice their understandings of the good and of what constitutes a good life. And it's about how human rights have come to be not abstract universal principles but a practical source of consciousness and practice for real people.

Innovative Partners

The Rockefeller Foundation and Thailand

Author: William H. Becker,The Rockefeller Foundation,Judith Rodin,Prawase Wasi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979638930

Category: Philanthropists

Page: 230

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Promoting and Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

A Handbook

Author: Allan McChesney

Publisher: Amer Assn for the Advancement of

ISBN: 9780871686459

Category: Human rights

Page: 198

View: 3799

The Seed Keepers, India

Research Universities in Thailand

Challenges to Governance

Author: Kreangchai Rungfamai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781361285817


Page: N.A

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Worshipping the Great Moderniser

King Chulalongkorn, Patron Saint of the Thai Middle Class

Author: Irene Stengs

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971694296

Category: Buddhism

Page: 316

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An examination of social imaginary surrounding Thai kingship and Thainess that yield an intriguing amalgam of ideas concerning popular religion, Buddhist kingship, nationalism, and material culture. It explores the contemporary appeal of King Chulalongkorn and considers what this ruler's unprecedented popularity says about Thai society.

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia

Author: Kym Anderson,Will Martin

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821376638

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 8970

The vast majority of the world's poorest households depend on farming for their livelihoods. During the 1960s and 1970s, most developing countries imposed pro-urban and anti-agricultural policies, while many high-income countries restricted agricultural imports and subsidized their farmers. Both sets of policies inhibited economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. Although progress has been made over the past two decades to reduce those policy biases, many trade- and welfare-reducing price distortions remain between agriculture and other sectors and within the agricultural sector of both rich and poor countries. Comprehensive empirical studies of the disarray in world agricultural markets appeared approximately 20 years ago. Since then, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development had provided estimates each year of market distortions in high-income countries, but there have been no comparable estimates for the world's developing countries. This volume is the third in a series (other volumes cover Africa, Europe's transition economices, and Latin America and the Caribbean) that not only fills that void for recent years but extends the estimates in a consistent and comparable way back in time and provides analytical narratives for scores of countries that shed light on the evolving nature and extent of policy interventions over the past half-century. 'Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia' provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price and trade policies in the 12 largest economies of East and South Asia. Together these countries constitute more than 95 percent of the region's population, agricultural output, and overall GDP. Sectoral, trade, and exchange rate policies in the region have changed greatly since the 1950s, and there have been substantial reforms since the 1980s, most notably in China and India. Nonetheless, numerous price distortions in this region remain and others have added in recent years. The new empirical indicators in these country studies provide a strong evidence-based foundation for assessing the successes and failures of the past and for evaluating policy options for the years ahead.

Trafficking of Human Beings from a Human Rights Perspective

Towards a More Holistic Approach

Author: Tom Obokata

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004154051

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 2408

It has been widely accepted that trafficking of human beings is a human rights issue. However, it has been difficult to address the human rights aspects of the phenomenon in practice, because a comprehensive analysis of applicable human rights norms and principles has not been fully developed, and therefore the nature of obligations imposed upon States is not entirely clear. The purpose of this book, then, is to establish a human rights framework to promote better understanding of the multi-faceted problems inherent in trafficking of human beings, articulate obligations imposed upon States, and facilitate a holistic approach. The book also contains chapters on case studies at the national, regional, and international levels, thereby combining the theory and practice.

The Well-being of the Elderly in Asia

A Four-country Comparative Study

Author: Albert I. Hermalin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472112805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

View: 6729

Examines the effects of social and economic change on the aging populations of Asia

Deals and Development

The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes

Author: Lant Pritchett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198801645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1529

When are developing countries able to initiate periods of rapid growth and why have so few of these countries been able to sustain growth over decades? Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes seeks to answer these questions and many more through a novel conceptual framework built from a political economy of business-government relations. Economic growth for most developing countries is not a linear process. Growth instead proceeds in booms and busts, yet most frameworks for thinking about economic growth are built on the faulty assumption that a country's economic performance is largely stable. Deals and Development explains how growth episodes emerge and when growth, once ignited, is maintained for a sustained period. It applies its new framework to examine the growth of countries across a range of institutional and political contexts in Africa and Asia, using the examples of Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Through these country analyses it demonstrates the explanatory power of its framework and the importance of feedback cycles in which economic trends interact with political behaviour to either sustain or terminate a growth episode. Offering a lens through which to analyse complex scenarios and unwieldy amounts of information, this book provides actionable levers of intervention to bring around reform and improve a country's chance at achieving transformative economic growth.

Accountability in education: meeting our commitments

Global education monitoring report, 2017/8

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9231002392


Page: 483

View: 1088

Access Contested

Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Author: Ronald Deibert,John Palfrey,Rafal Rohozinski,Jonathan Zittrain

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026229804X

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 5683

A daily battle for rights and freedoms in cyberspace is being waged in Asia. At the epicenter of this contest is China--home to the world's largest Internet population and what is perhaps the world's most advanced Internet censorship and surveillance regime in cyberspace. Resistance to China's Internet controls comes from both grassroots activists and corporate giants such as Google. Meanwhile, similar struggles play out across the rest of the region, from India and Singapore to Thailand and Burma, although each national dynamic is unique. Access Contested, the third volume from the OpenNet Initiative (a collaborative partnership of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and the SecDev Group in Ottawa), examines the interplay of national security, social and ethnic identity, and resistance in Asian cyberspace, offering in-depth accounts of national struggles against Internet controls as well as updated country reports by ONI researchers. The contributors examine such topics as Internet censorship in Thailand, the Malaysian blogosphere, surveillance and censorship around gender and sexuality in Malaysia, Internet governance in China, corporate social responsibility and freedom of expression in South Korea and India, cyber attacks on independent Burmese media, and distributed-denial-of-service attacks and other digital control measures across Asia.

What about Asia?

Revisiting Asian Studies

Author: Josine Stremmelaar,Paul van der Velde

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569596

Category: Social Science

Page: 107

View: 494

As Asia has become more prominent on the international scene in recent decades—economically, politically, and culturally—the scholarly discipline of Asian studies has grown commensurately. But major questions remain about the scope of the discipline and its goals. What about Asia? both surveys the current state of the debate on Asian studies and suggests several fruitful directions for future exploration, especially through the use of multiregional and interdisciplinary approaches.

The International Health Policy Program

An Internal Assessment

Author: Ralph L. Andreano

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299175245

Category: Medical

Page: 92

View: 6104

The International Health Policy Program was established in 1986 by the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Pew Charitable Trusts to improve access to health services for the most disadvantaged people in developing countries. This volume reviews the program, assessing whether IHPP has fostered institutional and individual research on health policy in developing countries and helped policymakers effectively use resources. Published for the International Health Policy Program under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Parliaments as Peacebuilders in Conflict-affected Countries

Author: Mitchell O'Brien,Rick Stapenhurst,Niall Johnston

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821375806

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 4348

The changing nature of conflict and the increase in intrastate conflict during the 1990s, followed by its slow decline since the turn of the century, have led to changing priorities in the field of conflict resolution. No longer is the international community solely concerned with resolving existing conflicts; it also is managing emerging conflicts to ensure that they do not flare into violent conflict. This book outlines some of the strategies parliaments and parliamentarians can adopt to reduce the incidence of conflict and effectively manage conflict when it does emerge. It is hoped that by.

The Ambiguous Allure of the West

Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Author: Rachel V. Harrison,Peter a. Jackson

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622091237

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 1735

The book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in new directions through case studies of the cultural hybridity and ambivalences that have emerged from the manifold interactions between Siam/Thailand and the West from 1850 to the present day.

A Muslim archipelago: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Author: Center for Strategic Intelligence Research (U.S.)

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160869204


Page: N.A

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Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia

Challenges, Responses and Alternative Futures

Author: Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo,Boike Rehbein,Surichai Wun'gaeo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137576545

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 4089

This book questions why Southeast Asian nation states are struggling to adopt full-fledged liberal democracy and attempts to better understand the relationship between globalization and models of democracy. Country studies are covered mostly by native Southeast Asian scholars who analyse recent developments as well as specific concerns that have arisen from political crises, citizen uprisings, ethnic identity politics, political reforms, social justice and inequality, and the persistence of the political elite. The collection highlights factors which have impacted the different regional and national paths taken such as: the legacy of the Cold War, rapid economic development and liberalization, external economic globalization, the important role of informal politics, powerful elites, and weak but emerging middle classes. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of regional studies of Southeast Asia, Democracy, Sociology, Politics and Globalization Studies.

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