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Politics, Governance and Security Studies
The series on Trends and Innovations in Governance in Asia will launch on July 1st, 2010 to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the East-West Center.
Scholars and development practitioners recognize the centrality of governance capacity to achieve sustainable development objectives, including the eradication of extreme poverty, environmental protection, access to basic services and livelihoods and the promotion of economic growth. In developing countries, many factors can constrain governance capacity to formulate and implement development programs and policies. Effective democratic governance continues to be one of the greatest challenges of the Asia Pacific region as countries cope with demands of the global economy and pressures from citizens for increased transparency and participation. The countries in the region are at different stages of democratic governance ranging from the relatively effective and democratic governance in Japan and the Republic of Korea to new and restored democracies such as Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and Mongolia. However all are interested in sharing experiences and good practices as they work to further strengthen democratic governance capacities.
The Trends and Innovations in Governance series is the result of collaboration between the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) and the United Nations University’s Peace and Governance Programme to meet this challenge. The series is also a product of collaborative research with partner institutions in developing countries throughout Asia. Contributors to the books include leading scholars from around the world specializing in governance, political science and the Asia Pacific region.
The titles in this series are:
Engaging Civil Society: Emerging Trends in Democratic Governance, edited by G. Shabbir Cheema and Vesselin Popovski
Building Trust in Government: Innovations in Governance Reform in Asia, edited by G. Shabbir Cheema and Vesselin Popovski
Cross-Border Governance in Asia: Regional Issues and Mechanisms, edited by G. Shabbir Cheema, Christopher A. McNally and Vesselin Popovski