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Category : Asean Studies
 
ASIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY  
Emerging Thoughts and Philosophy of an Asian Century   
Edited by Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda  
This book looks at how Asia has made its presence felt as an increasingly powerful force globally.  And as the 20th century draws to a close, the Asia-Pacific region will be the major engine of growth for the world economy.  The end of Cold War has brought much opportunities for the Asia-Pacific region.  This book examines the future trends facing the Asia-Pacific region in the following areas: strategy, economics, thoughts and philosophy, and society. 
1996: 144pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 566 1: US$49.00 
  
 
ASEAN RELATIONS WITH DIALOGUE PARTNERS  
Hamzah bin Ahmad  
This book deals with one major aspect of Asean's external economic policy - Asean's relations with her dialogue partners.  It focuses on technical cooperation and technical assistance. 
1989: 83pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 193 3: US$39.00 
  
 
ASIA-PACIFIC'S STRATEGIC OUTLOOK  
The Shifting of Paradigms  
Mohd Najib Tun Razak  
This book highlights various strategic aspects of the Asia-Pacific region.  The superpower paradigm of the Cold War is no longer relevant and must be replaced with a more representative regional dialogue to ensure political stability and economic prosperity. 
1995: 107pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 511 4: US$39.00 
  
  
THE CHALLENGE 
Mahathir Mohamad  
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's fourth Prime Minister, is known for his original ideas and incisive plain speaking.  Both traits are grippingly evident in this book where he takes a hard look at certain ways of thinking and living that are vying for supremacy in the modern world in general, and Malaysia's Malay community in particular.  With characteristic directness Dr. Mahathir explodes fallacies and exposes distortions concerning Islam, communism, freedom and discipline, and the concerns of this world and the next. 
1997: 17Opp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 103 8: US$39.00 
  
 
THE ETHNIC CHAMELEON  
Contemporary Multiracial Politics in Malaysia  
Dr Oo Yu Hock 
The racial riots in May 1969 violently replaced the cultural pluralism of post-independent Malaysia with a new era of increasingly ethnocentric articulations and affirmative public policies.  Seemingly, the trend before the October 1990 General Elections suggests a revival of some forms of cultural pluralism.  The chameleon-like nature of Malaysian politics merely camouflage the real problems of race relations and national integration in Malaysia.  The author examines the main issues in Malaysia's complex political landscape. 
I1991: 131 pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 344 8: US$39.00 
  
  
GORBACHEV AND THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda  
This book analyses Gorbachev's diplomatic offensive towards the AsiaPacific region from an Asian perspective.  In a marked departure from his predecessors, Gorbachev has enthusiastically wooed the non-socialist states in the region, preferring astute diplomacy and economic cooperation over military options. 
1990: 176pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 346 4: US$49.00 
  
  
FACES IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER  
Rais Yatim 
This book is a pictorial depiction of Malaysian personalities in positions of power and authority.  The writer transports the reader through hundreds of photographs covering the period 1952-1986, maintaining consistency and personal touch to each photo that he captions.  His personal acquaintance with almost all those depicted here adds refreshing insights into the personalities that walk and dwell in the Malaysian corridors of power. 
I1987: 284pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 176 3:US$39.00 
  
  
MALAYSIA'S DEFENCE & FOREIGN POLICIES 
Edited by Abdul Razak Baginda and Rohana Mahmood 
This book examines the challenges facing Malaysian defence and foreign policies leading to the 21st century against the country's vision of transforming itself into a developed nation by the year 2020.  It looks at the future roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces in the context of regional defence in the post-Cold War era as well as determine the implications for Malaysia's defence and foreign policies in the thrust towards Vision 2020. 
1995: 137pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 512 2: US$49.00 
  
  
MALAYSIA: BEYOND COMMUNAL POLITICS  
Goh Cheng Teik 
This book analyses and brings into focus the crucial issues of the times and encourages sober and rational discussion of them by concerned citizens of all races at this crucial juncture of the country's political evolution. 
1994: 76pp Revised 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 475 4: US$39.00 
  
  
WHITHER PAP's DOMINANCE?  
An Analysis of Singapore's 1991 General Elections  
Bilveer Singh  
On August 31, 1991, Singaporeans went to the polls for the island republic's twelfth General Elections.  Although prior to that, it had been confirmed that the PAP would again form the government, to the informed, however, this was to be Singapore's most nerve-racking elections yet.  The winds of change had started blowing since 1981 when an Opposition member was elected into Parliament.  However, ten years later, the soft breeze had escalated into a whirlwind-one capable of tearing away even the strangle hold of the PAP on local politics.  
1992: 184pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 418 5: US$19.00 
  
  
THE MALAYSIAN CHINESE TOWARDS VISION 2020  
Ling Liong Sik 
This book is an account of the MCA's ongoing effort to forge a bright future for Malaysian Chinese and all citizens who love Malaysia and who want to ensure that the less fortunate among us realise their full potential. 
1995:118pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 516 5: US$19.90 
  
 
THE NEW WAVE UNIVERSITY  
A Prelude to Malaysia 2020  
Edited by Ghazally Ismail and Murtedza Mohamed 
This book looks at the form of universities in Malaysia in dealing with the realities of the 21st century.  The form must be shaped by the desire to be contemporary, forward-looking and societally relevant.  They must remain contemporary by preserving what is most valuable in its tradition, while simultaneously absorbing the changes required by a dynamic society entering the 21st century.  They must also develop a quality assurance mechanism to meet quality standards and continue to honour traditions while building the future. 
1996: 151 pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 560 :US$49.00 
  
  
UPHOLDING THE INTEGRITY OF THE CIVIL SERVICE  
In Malaysia, ethical guidelines play a prominent part in the life of the civil servant.  Civil service ethics shape the behaviour and discipline of the Malaysian civil servant and reinforce good values as well as enhance efficiency in work.  This book provides an insight into various aspects of the civil servant's discipline in terms of his abidance to the Code of Conduct, the guidelines which he must observe, and the values that he is encouraged to cultivate. 
1993: 101pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 494 0: US$9.90 
  
  
ZOPFAN & THE NEW SECURITY ORDER IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION  
Bilyeer Singh 
The raison d'Ítre of this book is to chart the evolution of the concept of ZOPFAN, especially in the context of Malaysia's foreign policy, and to examine the extent to which it can represent the most viable and acceptable collective approach to the creation of regional security order in Southeast Asia and its implications for the emergence of a new security order in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. 
1992: 139pp 
Hb: ISBN 967 978 398 7: US$49.00 
  
  
SARAWAK AWAKENS  
Taib Mahmud's Politics Of Development  
Kris Jitab with James Ritchie  
In the ten years of his chief ministership, Sarawak has experienced remarkable economic growth under Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.  The Sarawak success story is every bit as remarkable as those about the so-called Tigers of The Pacific, countries that overcame daunting obstacles to attain the growth that is a credit to their peoples' fortitude as to their leaders' foresight. 
1991: 154pp 
Pb: ISBN 967 978 392 8: US$9.90