1st Edition

Good Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia

Edited By Rasyikah Md Khalid, Ainul Jaria Maidin Copyright 2022
    258 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book discusses management and governance initiatives undertaken by agencies and stakeholders towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in the Southeast Asian region, specifically Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. It highlights the theories, methodologies and action plans involved in implementing the goals in these countries and the importance of developing a positive relationship between the public and government agencies.

    With contributors coming from a range of disciplines and backgrounds across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, this edited collection provides a holistic quantitative and qualitative approach to achieving the SDGs. In order to realise these development objectives, it argues that a strong understanding of the basic principles of governance across all levels is required, supported by effective citizen participation and conflict resolution. It provides a detailed overview of the importance of governance at the country level, addressing the key elements of an integrated framework to support sustainable transitions. Regional case studies highlight processes and recommendations for improving governance and risk management and elevating citizen awareness and participation.

    Good Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia is a comprehensive and valuable companion for researchers, government agencies, and professionals with an interest in the SDGs in Southeast Asia and beyond.

    Preface and Introduction: Governance Issues and Initiatives towards SDG in Southeast Asia, Chapter 1: University Participatory Governance towards ‘A World of Three Zeros’ (Goal 1, 8 & 11), Chapter 2: Effective Monitoring of Asnaf Entrepreneurship through Good Governance to Reduce Poverty and Hunger (Goal 1 & 2), Chapter 3: Prioritizing the Right to Health amid Covid-19 through the Principle of Autonomy (Goal 3), Chapter 4: Good Governance and Sustainable Development as the Future Paradigm of Legal Education: A Perspective on Developing Countries (Goal 4), Chapter 5: Managing Gender Equality Using the Dimensions of Hofstede’s National Culture and Denison’s Organisational Culture (Goal 5 & 10), Chapter 6: Strengthening River Basin Governance through Green Courts towards Ensuring Water Security (Goal 6), Chapter 7: Governance Interventions in Providing Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable and Modern Energy in the ASEAN Region (Goal 7), Chapter 8: Inclusivity of People with Disabilities in Employment: Review on the Policy and Regulatory Framework (Goal 8), Chapter 9: The Role of Cybersecurity Law in Ensuring Sustainability of Smart Home Development (Goal 9), Chapter 10: Inclusive Development and Equitable Society: Multi-Dimensional Vulnerability of B40 Households and Intervention (Goal 10), Chapter 11: Protecting Purchasers’ Rights in Abandoned Housing Projects (Goal 11), Chapter 12: Economic Growth of Halal Industry: Governance and Halal Legal Framework in the ASEAN Countries (Goal 12), Chapter 13: A Low-Carbon Island for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Goal 13), Chapter 14: Saving the Ramsar Sites: Tackling Marine Pollution in the Straits of Malacca (Goal 14), Chapter 15: Security of Indigenous Peoples’ Land Amidst Development (Goal 15), Chapter 16: Peace in ASEAN: Counter Narrative Strategies against the Ideologies of Radicalism and Extremism (Goal 16), Chapter 17: Partnerships towards Mainstreaming SDGs: The Need for Cooperative and Adaptive Federalism (Goal 17), Chapter 18: Governance towards SDG: A Wicked Problem?, Chapter 19: Good Governance in Advancing SDGs: Way Forward for ASEAN


    Rasyikah Md Khalid is the Deputy Dean and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She is currently a certified mediator of the Malaysian Mediator Centre, and a board member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society. Her research focuses on aspect of environmental laws mainly water law, heritage law and climate change law.

    Ainul Jaria Maidin is a Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. Her research area focuses on property law, good governance in land administration, land planning and development law, good governance and sustainable development, conflict resolution and peace building, and mediation.