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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The International Health Policy Program

An Internal Assessment

Author: Ralph L. Andreano

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299175245

Category: Medical

Page: 92

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

Left Radicalism in India

Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317668049

Category: History

Page: 262

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Left radicalism in India was rooted in the nationalist movement and was set in motion in the 1920s with the formation of the communist party. The communist movement manifested itself differently in each phase of India’s political history and Communism continues to remain a meaningful alternative ideological discourse in India. This book examines left politics in India focusing on its rise, consolidation and relative decline in the present century. Left radicalism in India is a distinct ideological phenomenon which is articulated in two complementary ways: while the parliamentary left remains social democratic in character, its bête noire, the left wing extremists, continue to uphold the classical Marxist, Leninist and Maoist notion of violent revolution. By concentrating on the nature and also activities of these two versions of left radicalism, this book is a thorough study of the phenomenon. The author analyses the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura and presents a variety of case studies of communist movements. He argues that the political power of the left parties depends on the degree to which they have built organizational strength, political hegemony and a broad social base through legal and extra-parliamentary struggles. An in-depth study of socio-economic circumstances that remain critical in conceptualizing radical extremism, Left Radicalism in India will be of interest to those studying Indian Politics, South Asian History, Development Studies and Global Politics.

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

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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.