Cross-Border Governance in Asia

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ISBN: 9789280811933

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Year Published:2011

Cross-Border Governance in Asia

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Trends and Innovations in Governance Rapid globalization has led to increased fl ows of capital, services, ideas, information and people between countries. As such, problems and challenges that face one nation often have a rippling impact throughout the region and globally. The growing list of cross-border issues cannot be resolved by isolated policy action at the national or sub-national levels. It is essential to forge strategic alliances at the regional level which support the development of consolidated approaches through regional platforms for dialogue and action. This book discusses regional governance mechanisms and institutional arrangements to respond to emerging cross-border issues and trends in Asia and the Pacifi c, such as the movement of people including refugees and illegal migrants, regional trade integration for human development, effective and effi cient water management, human traffi cking, and health focusing on infectious disease surveillance and response. Cross-Border Governance in Asia considers the following questions: What are the key cross-border governance issues in Asia? What are the regional governance mechanisms to cope with these issues? How effective are the regional mechanisms and national institutional capacities in responding to these issues? What is the impact of governance on the cross-border issues in Asia? What factors contribute to the success or failure of the mechanisms for regional cooperation? “I believe that this edited book is a timely contribution to the discussion on globalization within the Asia and Pacifi c Region. Its focus on the cross-border challenges of migration, disease, trade, water, and human traffi cking provides a comprehensive argument for governments, civil societies, and even the private sector to contribute solving a crop of new cross-border challenges. What makes this volume compelling is its link to the structures of governance through which these players can play a useful role.” —James H. Spencer, Associate Professor, Urban Planning / Political Science University of Hawai’i at Manoa G. Shabbir Cheema is Director, Asia-Pacifi c Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) and Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Christopher A. McNally is a Fellow at the East-West Center. Vesselin Popovski is Senior Academic Programme Offi cer and Head of Section “Peace and Security”, Institute for Sustainability and Peace at the United Nations University, Tokyo. Table of contents; Cross-border governance in Asia: An introduction, G. Shabbir Cheema Governance and institutional issues in migration in Asia, Graeme Hugo Cross-border health cooperation in complicated regions: The case of the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network, William J. Long Cross-border water governance in Asia, Mike Douglass Trade promotion in East Asia: Issues and emerging trends, Taeho Bark Human traffi cking and human rights in Asia: Trends, issues and challenges, Mely Caballero-Anthony Cross-border issues and regional governance mechanisms in Asia, Christopher A. McNally

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