BUKU BARU DARI GERAKBUDAYA - SEPTEMBER 2010

Palestin: Daripada Perampas Jalanan Kepada Peta Jalanan

Abdul Hadi Awang

Publisher: Jundi Resources

Year: 2010

129 Pages

RM15.00 / SGD10.50

Buku ini ditulis oleh seorang ulama gerakan Islam tersohor tanahair yang telah puluhan tahun tidak pernah jemu untuk menyampaikan Islam yang syumul kepada masyarakat, tokoh maestro kebangkitan Islam ini juga telah mengarang lebih daripada 40 buah buku bernunsakan fikrah dan dakwah yang tersebar ke seluruh Negara semenjak dekad 80-an. Tuan Guru selain memimpin pertubuhan siasah cum dakwah terbesar di negara ini, juga disela-sela kesibukan itu juga sentiasa berbakti di ladang ilmu dengan berkhutbah, berkuliah, membentangkan kertas kerja, menyampaikan tazkirah dan pelbagai program. Panduan di antara ilmu dan segudang pengalaman maka lahirlah karya ini bagi menambahkan koleksi maklumat dan suluhan ilmu kepada masyarakat Islam di negara ini. Buku ini membicarakan persoalan penting di alaf baru ini, persoalan Palestin yang sekian lama bumi Isra’ yang dijarah oleh Yahudi bangsa terlaknat. Isu Palestin yang sentiasa bersimbah darah, penghuni Gaza yang dibantai dengan sadis oleh regim zionis dan sekutunya. Buku ini mengheret kita untuk merasai tersentuh dengan peranan dan tanggungjawab sebagai muslim terhadap bumi Isra’ (Palestin), serta menguak kembali pintu sejarah susur galur bumi Palestin sehingga terbentuknya negara haram Israel semenjak 15 Mei tahun 1948.

-Riduan Mohamad Nor-

Di Bawah Langit Ramadhan

Riduan Mohamad Nor, Mohd Nazri Chik dan Nasrudin Yaacub

Publisher: Jundi Resources

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9839999451

77 Pages

RM10.00 /SGD7.00

Ramadhan adalah penghulu bulan, kedatangannya dirindui, menggamit dengan seribu cinta sang Pencipta, menawarkan sejuta pengampunan di langit taubat yang terbuka pintunya untuk direngkuh. Ramadhan perginya ditangisi, bak melepaskan belahan jiwa tak berpaling, bulan mulia ini dinobat sebagai bulan Al-Quran, lantaran ayat-ayat cinta ini menyapa Nabi SAW di bulan Ramadhan, sekaligus penanda waktu tugas kerasulan yang bermula. Ramadhan dijulang sebagai bulan jihad dan gendering perjuangan ditabuh, lantaran kerana pertembungan Iman dan kufur tidak pernah menghantar ratap sedih kekalahan melainkan teriakan takbir menyambut kemenangan gemilang Islam tercinta. Badar al-Kubra, Peperangan Tabuk, Pembukaan kota Makkah, Peperangan Hittin, Perang Ramadhan 1973 adalah sekelumit saksi sejarah yang tidak berdusta kepada langit kebenaran. Ramadhan adalah bulan pengampunan, membasuh noda semalam.

Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah (PBS) Di Malaysia: Kesediaan Guru, Isu dan Panduan Pelaksanaan

Tan Ai Mei

Publisher: Gerakbudaya Enterprise

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789834479350

189 Pages

RM25.00 /SGD17.50

Buku ini mendokumentasikan hasil kajian kes di 3 buah sekolah biasa dan 3 jenis sekolah penanda aras, iaitu Sekolah Kluster, Sekolah Bestari dan Sekolah Harapan yang merangkumi sekolah rendah dan menengah. Dr Tan Ai Mei Berjaya mengenalpasti pelbagai punca, kekangan dan masalah yang menjejaskan pelaksanaan PBS di sekolah. Antara dibicarakan ialah faktor mikro seperti amalan profesionalisme dan falsafah pegangan guru dan faktor macro meliputi faktor budaya, tradisi, kepimpinan dalam pendidikan termasuk kesesuaian acuan penilaian dan amalan birokrasi yang perlu mengambil kira keperluan pelajar dan kekangan dihadapi guru. Sebagai cadangan alternative untuk menguruskan isu ‘ kesediaan guru dalam menjayakan pelaksanaan PBS’ iaitu ‘ Panduan Pelaksanaan PBS dalam Bilik Darjah’ dan ‘ A Glimpse of the Policy Behind School-Based Assessment’ in Singapore untuk rujukan para guru dan pemimpin dalam pendidikan di Malaysia.

Suatu Karangan Berkenaan Bidang Asal & Sebenar Serta Matlamat Kerajaan Madani

John Locke

Publisher: Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Year: 2009

ISBN: 9789838840880

206 Pages

RM35.00 /SGD24.50

Sebagai salah seorang filasuf Pencerahan terawal di England, John Locke cuba membincangkan dengan terperinci tentang asal-usul dan sifat masyarakat madani. Perbincangan Locke tentang prinsip-prinsip kebebasan individu, kedaulatan undang-undang, kerajaan dengan mandat rakyat, pemisahan kuasa, dan hak rakyat untuk memberontak terhadap kerajaan yang menindas, menjadikan Makalah Kedua ini sebagai salah satu tulisan yang amat berpengaruh di dalam sejarah falsafah politik.

Memapar Realiti: Prinsip-Prinsip Utama dan Asas Kewartawanan Siaran

Chamil Wariya

Publisher: Malaysian Press Institute (MPI)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789834425661

232 Pages

RM65.00 / SGD45.50

Memapar Realiti adalah buku yang dihasilkan memanfaatkan pengalaman hamper 10 tahun pengarangnya, Dato’ Chamil Wariya berkhidmat dengan bilik berita TV3 antara 1998 hingga 2007. Ia adalah buku pertama seumpamanya di pasaran. Penulisannya dibuat dalam bentuk popular, bukannya akademik. Sesuai dijadikan rujukan para pelajar kewartawanan di pusat-pusat pengajian tinggi dan dibaca oleh siapa sahaja yang berminat dengan kewartawanan-TV dan bukan TV. Ia juga bahan bacaan yang berguna untuk para pelajar sekolah khususnya mereka yang bercita-cita untuk menjadi wartawan TV dan wartawan-wartawan baru dalam bidang penyiaran atau wartawan cetak yang ingin berhijrah ke wartawan TV. Chamil menyertai TV3 sebagai editor kanan pada pertengahan 1998. Pada Februari 1999, dia dilantik pemimpin redaksi Divisyen Berita dan Ehwal Semasa. Secara rasmi kedudukan itu dikenali sebagai pengarang urusan, kemudian ditukar menjadi pengurus besar. Pada waktu yang sama, dia juga bertindak sebagai Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Editorial TV3, menyelaraskan dasar-dasar editorial stesen TV itu. Sebelum berkhidmat dengan TV3, Chamil berpengalaman sebagai penulis rencana, pengarang, Pengarang Rencana dan ketua bahagian majalah Kumpulan Utusan. Antara 1976 hingga 1982, dia bekerja sebagai wartawan radio dengan Bahagian Melayu, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) di London. Chamil kini berkhidmat sebagai ketua pegawai eksekutif Malaysian Press Institite (MPI), Sebuah pusat latihan kewartawanan di Kuala Lumpur. Lulusan ijazah pertama dan ijazah sarjana dari University of Webstminster, University of Leicester dan University of East Angalia England ini memulakan kerjaya dalam bidang kewartawanan pasa 1971 dengan akhbar Utusan Melayu

Malaysia’s Foreign Policy, The First Fifty Years: Alignment, Neutralism, Islamism

Johan Saravanamuttu

Penerbit: Strategic Information Research Development Centre and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789833782987(PB) 9789814279796 (HB)

388 Pages

RM69.00/SGD45.90 (PB) RM144/SGD59.90 (HB)

This book captures Malaysia's foreign policy over the first fifty years and beyond since the date of the country's formal independence in 1957. The author provides "macro-historical" narratives of foreign policy practices and outcomes over distinct time periods under the tenures of the five prime ministers. One chapter delves into relations with immediate neighbouring states and another chapter analyses the political economy of foreign policy. A postscript deals with the transition of foreign policy beyond the fifth decade. The concluding chapter suggests that Malaysian middlepowermanship has been in the making in foreign policy practice being particularly evident since the Mahathir years. Employing a critical-constructivist approach throughout the study, the author posits that foreign policy should be appreciated as outcomes of socio-political-economic processes embedded within a Malaysian political culture. In terms of broad policy orientations, Malaysian foreign policy over five decades has navigated over the terrains of neutralism, regionalism, globalization and Islamism. However, the critical engagement of civil society in foreign policy construction remains a formidable challenge.

In Lieu of Ideology: An Intellectual Biography of Goh Keng Swee

Ooi Kee Beng

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789814311304

307 Pages

RM96.00 / SGD39.90

Born in Malacca in 1918, Dr Goh Keng Swee reached maturity at a time when European colonialism was breathing its last. By the time this keen-eyed Malayan became self-governing Singapore's first Minister of Finance in 1959, he had made a name for himself as the colony's foremost social scientist, having carried out groundbreaking surveys on urban poverty and housing. He immediately initiated pioneering projects that laid the ground for the island's economic success. When Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965, Dr Goh took charge of building an army from scratch. His contributions to the infrastructure of Singapore in the fields of Finance, Defence and Education are well recorded. What is less understood was the man's legendary practical sense. This work avoids reliance on secondary accounts and concentrates strongly on Dr Goh's own words to comprehend his potent and proactive powers of reasoning, and in the process captures the history of Singapore as well.

Managing Economic Crisis in East Asia

Edited by Saw Swee-Hock and John Wong

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789812309723

220 Pages

RM96.00 / SGD39.90

This book incorporates a selection of eight revised papers presented to the Conference on Managing Economic Crisis in East Asia, organized jointly by the Saw Centre for Financial Studies, NUS Business School, and the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, in November 2009. The chapters present a detailed analysis of the impact of the 2008-09 economic crisis in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, and the stimulus packages that were swiftly put in place by the governments to mitigate the economic recession and to pave the way for a quick recovery. The success of the monetary and fiscal policy measures in engendering a strong economic recovery in these countries is also discussed in considerable depth. The book, with contributions from experts on the topics covered, will be extremely valuable to businessmen, analysts, academics, students, policy-makers and the general public interested in seeking a greater understanding of the global economic crisis.

India,China and Globalization: The Emerging Superpowers and the Future of Economic Development

Piya Mahtaney

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789814279499

323 Pages

RM144.00 / SGD59.90

Economic growth does not always add up to development. In a world riddled with asymmetries and disparity, the economic achievement of India and China shows a path that, despite all its inherent imperfections, can take poorer nations towards development. The two countries are recent reminders of an invaluable lesson of our times: development does not need perfect systems, but it is the outcome of strategic thinking, smart implementation and efficient governance. As we stand on the threshold of the next wave of globalization it could bring in its wake the next frontier of development. However, there is a fundamental challenge, perhaps the foremost concern of our time. This arises from the glaring need to bridge the gap between growth, globalism and sustainable development. In this context the book presents an exploration that emanates from the empirical evidence which is pertinent to the ascent of India and China and the impact that globalization has had during recent decades.

Torn Between America and China: Elite Perceptions and Indonesian Foreign Policy

Daniel Novotny

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9789814279598

400 Pages

RM110 / SGD45.90

How can a developing, democratic and predominantly Muslim country like Indonesia manage its foreign relations, while facing a myriad of security concerns and dilemmas in the increasingly complex post-Cold War international politics, without compromising its national interests and sacrificing its independence? Approaching this problem from the vantage point of the Indonesian foreign policy elite, this book explores the elite's perceptions about other states and the manner in which these shape the decision-making process and determine policy outcomes. The combined qualitative and quantitative research strategy draws on a unique series of in-depth interviews with 45 members of the Indonesian foreign policy elite that included the country's (present and/or former) presidents, cabinet ministers, high-ranking military officers, and senior diplomats. Among all state actors, Indonesian relations with the United States and China are the highest concern of the elite. The leaders believe that, in the future, Indonesia will increasingly have to manoeuvre between the two rival powers. While the United States during George W. Bush's presidency was seen as the main security threat to Indonesia, China is considered the main malign factor in the long run with power capabilities that need to be constrained and counter-balanced.

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