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Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies

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Edited By: Tom Kompas

Online ISSN: 2050-2680

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About the journal

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS) is the flagship journal of the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal that targets research in policy studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, across a discipline focus that includes economics, political science, governance, development and the environment. The goal of the journal is to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact. Papers on a range of topics that speak to various disciplines, the region, and policy-makers are encouraged.

APPS has funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government, and commissions research in areas of particular interest to its editors and DFAT.

Papers on a range of topics that speak to various disciplines, the region and policy makers are encouraged. The goal of the journal is to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact. Submissions will be reviewed on the basis of content, policy relevance and readability

Editorial Office

The Editorial office for Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies is based in the Crawford School at The Australian National University in Canberra. Professor Tom Kompas, Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy, is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Professor Kompas is supported by a group of Editors and Society Fellows.

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies has funding support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government, and commissions research in areas of particular interest to its editors and DFAT.

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Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies new articles

The latest articles from Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies are available online:

Now available on Early View

The Rentier State at Work: Comparative Experiences of the Resource Curse in East Asia and the Pacific
Naazneen H. Barma

Peace, Prosperity and Safety Nets in Timor-Leste: Competing Priorities or Complementary Investments?
Pamela Dale, Lena Lepuschuetz and Nithin Umapathi

Myths of Political Independence, or How Not to Solve the Corruption Problem: Lessons for Vietnam
Martin Painter

The Impact of a Food for Education Program on Schooling in Cambodia
Maria Cheung and Maria Perrotta Berlin

Volume 1, Issue 1
Policy Forum Articles

The World Bank and China: Future Prospects
Ralph W. Huenemann

Original Articles

Ecosystem Services and Environmental Governance: Comparing China and the U.S.
Robert Costanza and Shuang Liu

Forest Sustainability in China and Implications for a Telecoupled World
Jianguo Liu

Liberal Pessimism: International Relations Theory and the Emerging Powers
Stephan Haggard

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific: The Rapidly Changing Role of Rice
C. Peter Timmer

Health Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Navigating Local Needs and Global Challenges
Kelley Lee

Reflections on Energy Security in the Asia Pacific
Ian Cronshaw and Quentin Grafton

Paradise Lost: The Cost of Removing Tax and Trade Provisions from the Compact of Free Association
Samuel Rueckert Brazys

The Public Roles of the Private Sector in Asia: The Emerging Research Agenda
Ann Florini

India's Demographic Transition: Boon or Bane?
Utsav Kumar

Escaping a Rising Tide: Sea Level Rise and Migration in Kiribati
Kelly Wyett

The Role of China in Asia's Evolution to Global Economic Prominence
Dilip K Das

Nuclear Deterrence in Asia and the Pacific
Gareth Evans

Development Impacts of Seasonal and Temporary Migration: A Review of Evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua

Biodiversity Conservation in Asia
Dale Squires

Growth in Densely Populated Asia: Implications for Primary Product Exporters
Kym Anderson and Anna Strutt

A Framework for Understanding Aid Effectiveness Determinants, Strategies and Tradeoffs
Stephen Howes

Ecosystem Services and Environmental Governance: Comparing China and the U.S.
Robert Costanza and Shuang Liu

Forest Sustainability in China and Implications for a Telecoupled World
Jianguo Liu

Special Issue Call for Papers

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Special Issue information

Changing Social Policy in the Context of Globalisation

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Guest Editors: Peter Whiteford, Bingqin Li and Chu Songyan
Out in January 2015

The countries in Asia and the Pacific face a range of social challenges as the economy grows and becomes more open to the rest of the world. New social problems have emerged, such as a shifting in the geographic distribution of poverty, greater risks of economic instability, growing income inequality, the breaking down of traditional social support networks, and weaknesses in social protection and social services. All of these pose challenges to the sustainability of economic development, can lead to a questioning of globalisation and can even cause social instability. Throughout the region the challenges countries face are the same, in areas such as welfare, migration, family and care, gender disparities, healthcare, housing, education, the ageing society, labour markets and inequality, urbanisation and social protection.

This special issue of Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies aims to capture the social policy challenges and policy responses in this region (Click here for further information about this special issue).

Submit one-page outlines of proposed papers to:

Sung Lee
Managing Editor, Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies
Sung.lee@anu.edu.au

Proposal deadline is 5 May 2014.

Health Policy Challenges of a Region in Transition

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Guest Editors: Tikki Pang and Kelley Lee
Out in May 2015

The Asia-Pacific is a highly dynamic region where more than half of the world’s population lives. The region also bears the greatest burden of disease, both communicable and non-communicable, and is recognised as a major source of emerging diseases. It is also a very diverse region with countriesin various stages of development ranging from low-income countries such as Cambodia and Papua New Guinea, to middle-income giants like Indonesia and China, to economic powerhouses like Korea and Japan. Health needs, and health policy challenges to dealwith them, are consequently diverse and dynamic. Within this context of transition, there are unprecedented opportunities for innovative thinking, knowledge translation and collective action on heath policy.

The special issue aims to capture the health policy challenges of a region in transition (Click here for further information about this special issue).

Submit one-page outlines of proposed papers to:

Sung Lee
Managing Editor, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies
sung.lee@anu.edu.au

Proposal deadline is 31 April 2014.

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies Call for Papers

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies aims to to break down barriers across disciplines, and generate policy impact. Authors publishing in Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies benefit from:

• Contributing to multidisciplinary research in economic, environmental, social and public policy in Australia, Asia and the Pacific;
• Exposure to influential policymakers in Asia and the Pacific, and throughout the world;
• Publication in a journal led by a world-class multidisciplinary editorial team; and
• Wide and unrestricted international readership in the academic and policy community, via Open Access publication on Wiley Online Library.

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