Asia Pacific Press

Asia Pacific Press was a specialist publisher based at The Australian National University in the Crawford School of Economics and Government, publishing on economics, development, governance and management in the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific Press closed in 2008.

China's Dilemma »

Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change

Edited by: Ligang Song, Wing Thye Woo
Tuesday, 1 July, 2008

China’s Dilemma—Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change examines the challenges China will have to confront in order to maintain rapid growth while coping with the global financial turbulence, some rising socially destabilisin


Agriculture and Food Security in China »

What Effect WTO Accession and Regional Trade Arrangements?

Edited by: Chunlai Chen, Ron Duncan
Sunday, 1 June, 2008

China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had profound consequences for the structure of its economy, and there will many more before the full benefits of an open trading regime will be realised.


Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands »

Thursday, 1 May, 2008

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history.


Capturing Wealth from Tuna »

Case Studies from the Pacific

Authored by: Kate Barclay, Ian Cartwright
Tuesday, 1 January, 2008

The Western and Central Pacific Ocean is home to the largest tuna fishery in the world – around half of the world’s tuna supply – and is a vital economic resource for Pacific island countries.


Japan's Future in East Asia and the Pacific »

Edited by: Mari Pangestu, Ligang Song
Saturday, 1 December, 2007

Japan’s Future in East Asia and the Pacific takes a ’big-picture‘ approach to Japan’s economic place in East Asia alongside that of China.


Myanmar »

The state, community and the environment

Monday, 1 October, 2007

Despite deteriorating economic and developmental conditions, worsening environmental problems, and troubles arising from the unresolved status of its ethnic minorities, Myanmar seems no closer to a political resolution.


China: Linking Markets for Growth »

Wednesday, 1 August, 2007

China’s prosperity is at the core of the emerging Platinum Age of global economic growth.


From Election to Coup in Fiji »

The 2006 campaign and its aftermath

Friday, 1 June, 2007

In May 2006 Fiji held its tenth general election since independence in 1970.


Arndt's Story »

The life of an Australian economist

Authored by: Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, Peter Drake, Bettina Arndt
Thursday, 1 March, 2007

‘H.W. Arndt has been Australia’s leading scholar of Asian economic development for over thirty years’
- Former World Bank President James D Wolfensohn.


Power and Pork »

A Japanese Political Life

Authored by: Aurelia George Mulgan
Friday, 1 December, 2006

Power and Pork: a Japanese political life aims to tell the ‘inside story’ of a Japanese politician—Matsuoka Toshikatsu—one of the more controversial members of Japan’s national Diet.


Islands of Turmoil »

Elections and Politics in Fiji

Authored by: Brij V. Lal
Tuesday, 1 August, 2006

“It is not so much whether things are not as bad as they ought to be or could have been. It is, rather, whether things could have been much better”.


The Turning Point in China's Economic Development »

Tuesday, 1 August, 2006

The profound economic transformation in China is not a linear process. It is subject to fundamental shifts in its underlying structure.


NGOs and Post-Conflict Recovery »

The Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency, Bougainville

Edited by: Helen Hakena, Peter Ninnes, Bert Jenkins
Saturday, 1 April, 2006

When government services have broken down or when international nongovernment organisations are uninterested or unable to help, grassroots non-government organisations provide important humanitarian, educational and advocacy services.


Rule of Law, Legitimate Governance & Development in the Pacific »

Authored by: Iutisone Salevao
Thursday, 1 December, 2005

The notion that the rule of law embodies or guarantees all the essential requirements for a perfectly just society is extravagant and naïve.


Pacific Islands Regional Integration and Governance »

Edited by: Satish Chand
Tuesday, 1 November, 2005

This book brings together experts from around the world to consider specific issues pertaining to regional integration and governance within small states.


The China Boom and its Discontents »

Saturday, 1 October, 2005

China is shaping the global economy as never before. An insatiable demand for commodities, energy resources and capital, and deepening integration to the world economy has won China acclaim.


Pacific Regional Order »

Authored by: Dave Peebles
Saturday, 1 October, 2005

The way ahead …


Asian Socialism and Legal Change »

The dynamics of Vietnamese and Chinese Reform

Edited by: John Gillespie, Pip Nicholson
Monday, 1 August, 2005

Although the immense process of economic and social transformation currently underway in China and Vietnam is well known, less attention has been devoted to the process of Chinese and Vietnamese legal change.


Culture and Sustainable Development in the Pacific »

Edited by: Antony Hooper
Friday, 1 April, 2005

Throughout the South Pacific, notions of ‘culture’ and ‘development’ are very much alive—in political debate, the media, sermons, and endless discussions amongst villagers and the urban élites, even in policy reports.


Viet Nam — a Transition Tiger? »

Authored by: Brian Van Arkadie, Raymond Mallon
Thursday, 1 January, 2004

Viet Nam has seen consistent rapid economic growth and impressive declines in poverty since it initiated its Doi Moi economic reforms in the late 1980s.