Series 1, Number 11 (Summer 1998): Toward a "Social Foreign Policy" with Asia

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This volume reports on the April 2-3, 1998 conference "Toward a ‘Social Foreign Policy' with Asia: Fostering Links Between Americans and East Asians on Shared Social Concerns," co-sponsored by the Carnegie Council and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. The conference brought together leading organizations and individuals specializing in three key issue areas—housing, the environment, and foreign workers—to discuss the dislocations produced by rapid globalization and social change, and to describe how members of societies in Asia and the United States are coping with them. During discussions, participants proposed several social and human rights foreign policy solutions in Asia and the U.S., based on society-to society linkages and a shared problems approach.
Introduction

Introduction: Toward a "Social Foreign Policy" with Asia: Fostering Links Between Americans and East Asians on Shared Social Concerns | 06/05/98
The conference brought together leading organizations and individuals specializing in three key areas—housing, the environment, and foreign workers—to discuss the dislocations produced in each country by rapid globalization and social change.

The Relevance of Social Problems to International Affairs

The Common Ground | 06/05/98
This conference asks three questions: What “social foreign policies” can help resolve problems confronting populations on both sides of the Pacific? How might such an approach enhance human rights foreign policy? How might the U.S. government, private foundations, NGOs, and academics interact to develop these policies?

AGENDA | 06/05/98

Why a Social Dimension to Foreign Policy Is Vital to U.S.-East Asia Relations | 06/05/98
Mark Malloch Brown stresses the importance of a social awareness when the U.S. and East Asian countries are involved in foreign policy affairs in order to strengthen their relationship with one another. Author(s): Mark Malloch Brown

Bringing Lessons Home: A Perspective from USAID | 06/05/98
Ann Van Dusen provides a USAID perspective on foriegn assistance in East Asia while also dealing with the perception back in the U.S. about foreign assistance programs. Author(s): Ann Van Dusen

Challenges of Globalization | 06/05/98
John W. Sewell outlines the four basic challenges of globalization and its implications for civil society, for governments, and for multinational institutions. Author(s): John W. Sewell

A "Shopping List" for the Future Agenda for Globalization | 06/05/98
Vitit Muntarbhorn creates a "shopping list" for future globalization which includes: anti-poverty measures, equity, FDI, debt relief, international aid, global trade environment, human rights, social investment, partnership building, and human development. Author(s): Vitit Muntarbhorn

Exploring Commonality

The Housing Issue: Parallels in the United States and East Asia | 06/05/98
Shyama Venkateswar examines the American and Asian perspective on what were some of the barriers to adequate housing for citizens on both sides of the Pacific. Author(s): Shyama Venkateswar

Housing in the Philippines | 06/05/98
Shyama Venkateswar examines the American and Asian perspective on what were some of the barriers to adequate housing for citizens on both sides of the Pacific. Author(s): Corazon Soliman, Shyama Venkateswar

Housing in the United States | 06/05/98
Harold O. Wilson covers the development work of community development corporations (CDCs)  in the U.S. Local CDCs, with the help from non-profit intermediaries have revitalized urban and rural communities across the country. Author(s): Harold O. Wilson

On International NGO Cooperation: A View from the American Grassroots | 06/05/98
Madelyn Hoffman discovered that a great many of the political and social concerns of Asians are shared by Americans who work diligently at the grassroots level to see that the government and corporations address the needs of low to moderate-income communities. Author(s): Madelyn Hoffman

Developing a "Social Foreign Policy" for the Lived Realities of Migrant Workers | 06/05/98
Irene Fernandez recognizes that economic, social, and cultural rights receive less attention in the international community than do civil and political rights, hence a "social foreign policy' needs to be developed. Author(s): Irene Fernandez

Addressing the Plight of Migrant Workers in the United States and Asia: Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Human Rights Standards | 06/05/98
In order to protect international migrant workers in the midst of the tumultuous and erratic markets in which they seek employment and labor, nongovernmental organizations and states should apply international human rights standards. Author(s): Josh DeWind

Cultural and Institutional Requisites for a Shared Problems Approach

The U.S. and Asia: Cultivating Common Ground for a “Social Foreign Policy” | 06/05/98
Globalization should not mean the imposition of a dominant Western culture on the rest of the world, but rather it should be about learning what is rich in our own cultures and our own ways of doing things. Author(s): Kenneth Fernandes

The Challenges to a Shared Problems Approach to Foreign Policy | 06/05/98
Catharin Dalpino asks, how do you nudge the U.S. government toward a shared problems approach? Dalpino has some recommendations and address the obstacles in achieving shared problems approach to foreign policy. Author(s): Catharin Dalpino

Does Culture Matter? | 06/05/98
Abdullahi A. An-Naím addresses the problem of culture’s relevance. In particular he underscores the notion that globalization is not a power-neutral process. Author(s): Abdullahi A. An-Naím

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