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Pacific Basin Research Center

Works: 18 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,579 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  History  Periodicals  Abstracts 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: HN652.5, 303.4825
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Most widely held works by Pacific Basin Research Center
Fighting words : language policy and ethnic relations in Asia( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book analyzes the impact of different kinds of language policies on ethnic relations in fifteen multiethnic countries in Asia and the Pacific. The analyses include discussion of the origins of different language policies and of how the policies have evolved over time. The book develops policy recommendations, both for individual countries and in more general terms." -- BACK COVER
Globalization and change in Asia( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Globalization and Change in Asia explores three decades of adjustment on the part of governments, civil society, and the private sector to the complex new forces of international competition. Recognizing that the benefits of globalization have not accrued equally to all Asian countries, or to all stratums of society, the authors seek lessons that can help shape development policy to effect the greatest good. Thus, they focus on the essential ingredients of the most broadly successful globalization strategies - strategies that can most optimally respond to the economic, social, and technological challenges that lay ahead."--Jacket
Cultural change and persistence : new perspectives on development by William Ascher( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Change and Persistence addresses the complex challenge of pursuing development while safeguarding cherished aspects of deeply-rooted cultural practices and beliefs. Through cases from multiple world regions, the authors tackle the thorny problem of how to define and identify cultural aspects worthy of persistence. They document how leaders and activists use culture to shape development and vice versa, with examples ranging from the use of historical understandings to promote or critique economic development strategies, to efforts to modify cultural practices in order to prevent their decline. The cases provide penetrating insights into effective strategies for pursuing both cultural integrity and development. -- Back cover
The politics of inclusive development : policy, state capacity, and coalition building by Judith A Teichman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates the political conditions and policies most likely to bring about progress toward inclusive development, drawing on in-depth analyses of four cases studies with distinct development trajectories (Mexico, Indonesia, Chile and South Korea). While exclusion and differential inclusion have long been features of development in the Global South, economic globalization has introduced new forms with which Global South countries must grapple. The book highlights the main policy drawbacks of most official approaches: neglect of the need to enhance the role and capacity of states, the focus on certain types of poverty alleviation strategies, and the tendency to disregard the need for productive employment generating activities and rural development. Neglect of issues of power and politics, however, is the most glaring inadequacy. Teichman argues that making progress toward inclusive development is primarily a political struggle. It requires a committed leadership with broadly based societal support - an inclusive development coalition - which includes usually small but politically important middle classes."
The evolution of development thinking : governance, economics, assistance, and security by William Ascher( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the evolution of theories, doctrines, and practices in governance, economics, foreign assistance, civil society, and human security in developing countries since WWII, identifying progress and weaknesses. It points to how development approaches across these inter-connected areas can greatly enhance inclusive development.--
Values in education : social capital formation in Asia and the Pacific by John D Montgomery( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social capital creates or reinforces the mutual trust that binds people together. Some of the traditional human values in Asia and the cultural changes Asians face in order to survive in an era of globalization are presented in this collection of essays. The chapters emphasize the strong influence of values on education, the role of education in building social capital, and the necessity of expanding social capital in order to enhance human potential. In chapter 1 ("Defining Values"), John M. Heffron reviews the historical antecedents of some current philosophical interpretations of values relating to education and development. In chapter 2 ("Are Asian Values Different?"), John D. Montgomery looks at whether these values differ as regards fundamental issues. In chapter 3 ("Diffusion of Values and the Pacific Rim"), Nathan Glazer presents comparative cultural and historical evidence identifying core values in the Pacific Rim. In chapter 4 ("Continuity and Change in Popular Values on the Pacific Rim"), Alex Inkeles offers empirical measures of values arising in the context of social changes that attend modernization. In chapter 5 ("Education as Communication"), Ruth Hayhoe documents some of the processes by which formal and nonformal education actually communicate values. In chapter 6 ("Measuring Impact of Social Value and Change"), Wing-On Lee addresses the difficult problem of identifying and measuring the impact of changing values on individuals and society. In chapter 7 ("Promoting Human Rights in East Asian Value: Basic Education's Role"), William L. Cummings shows how values have infused the Japanese educational system, and in chapter 8 ("Engineering Values: Education Policies and Values Transmission"), Kai-ming Cheng examines the extent to which values can be engineered. (Rjm)
Social capital as a policy resource by John D Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public health-human values connection by Exaltacion E Lamberte( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic development strategies and the evolution of violence in Latin America by William Ascher( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the links between Latin American governments' economic policies and the nature and dynamics of inter-group violence. Based on the patterns of ten countries, the contributions to this volume trace the remarkable transformation from open ideological conflict to the explosion of social (seemingly apolitical) violence, the upsurge in urban crime, and the confrontations over natural resources and drugs across the region spanning from Mexico to Argentina. The variations in economic success and in conflict prevention and transformation can guide policymakers, development professionals, and activists committed to conflict-sensitive development
Physical infrastructure development : balancing the growth, equity, and environmental imperatives( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This book makes important contributions to the critical debate on how to achieve sustainable infrastructure development, by balancing the sometimes conflicting concerns over economic growth, environmental protection, and social equity. I highly recommend this publication to both academics as well as practitioners who want to better understand the wide-ranging challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fostering effective public-private sector partnerships for infrastructure development."--Tom Zearley, Lead Operations Officer (retired), World Bank" ""This book offers indispensable advice to governments at all levels---in both developed and developing countries---about the complex endeavor of planning, adopting, and maintaining new, physical infrastructure projects. Contributing authors explore problems that are too frequently downplayed by governments ... Their careful consideration improves the likelihood that physical infrastructure projects actually deliver what they promise."--Matthew R. Auer, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Dean of the Hutton Honors College, Indiana University" "Physical Infrastructure Development addresses the key challenges of balancing economic, growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection in the development of major physical infrastructure, ranging from transport to energy. The contributions, reflecting the perspectives of economics, engineering, planning, political science, and urban design, examine the impact of alternative financing and pricing arrangements, and the opprotunities and risks of public-private partnerships. They also assess emerging approaches for restoring ecosystems degraded by past infrastructure development, and strategies for promoting farsighted infrastructure planning and protecting vulnerable people impacted by physical infrastructure expansion."--Jacket
Living in an ecolonomy : environmental cooperation and the GATT by Steve Charnovitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International trade at a crossroads by Paul Ekins( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PBRC update : research, activities and news of the Pacific Basin Research Center( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great policies : strategic innovations in Asia and the Pacific Basin by Dennis A Rondinelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes 11 "great policies" - strategic innovations designed to deal with problems that transcend normal boundaries of government action. Examples range from the Marshall Plan in the U.S. to the "reverse brain-drain" policy in China, and from the financing of land reform by the distribution of industrial bonds in Taiwan to exploration of community natural resource management in Latin America. These actions did not emerge incrementally from existing policies, but represented departures from conventional organizations and sectoral responsibilities. Although such strategic innovations are rare, these examples suggest that when they occur, they are recognizably different from policies that develop incrementally. They create new paradigms of public action, they generate new expectations and demands, and they require extraordinary processes of implementation. Such "mega-policies" imply the possibility of developing transferable lessons from otherwise unique cases. These "mega-policies" range from economic growth strategies to social initiatives and from international economic transactions to technical exchanges. This work will be of great interest to scholars and policy makers involved with economic and social change, and Asian/Pacific and Third World Studies."--BOOK JACKET
Beyond the WTO : finding appropriate homes for the issues of trade and sustainable development by Aaron Joseph Cosbey( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values in conflict : policy interactions in the Pacific Basin( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhancing technology choices for sustainable development : proceedings of a PBRC workshop, Bangkok, November 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Globalization and change in Asia
Globalization and change in AsiaCultural change and persistence : new perspectives on developmentValues in education : social capital formation in Asia and the PacificSocial capital as a policy resourcePhysical infrastructure development : balancing the growth, equity, and environmental imperativesGreat policies : strategic innovations in Asia and the Pacific Basin
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controlled identityJohn F. Kennedy School of Government. Pacific Basin Research Center

John F. Kennedy School of Government. Pacific Basin Research Center

P.B.R.C. (Pacific Basin Research Center)


PBRC (Pacific Basin Research Center)

Soka university of America (Aliso Viejo, CA.). Pacific Basin research centere

Soka university of America Pacific basin research center

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