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Asia's Emerging Regional Order

Reconciling Traditional and Human Security

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: August 2000
  • Page count: 352
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.III.A.3

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Asia's Emerging Regional Order explores alternative approaches to human security, a concept especially relevant to the Asia-Pacific region, which is experiencing immense structural changes. It presents a diverse and stimulating series of essays written by analysts to help understand how human security policies relate to the dynamics of the contemporary international environment. The book identifies and evaluates some key theoretical propositions that underlie the idea of human security and its emphasis on the social, economic, and political well being of individuals. Moreover the publication assesses how the traditional and human security approaches might be reconciled, relates the human security characteristic to an Asia-Pacific context, and searches more specifically into human security's relevance to key issue areas such as: human rights and culture, refugees, environmental security, human and economic security. Ultimately Asia's Emerging Regional Order explores alternatives for institutionalizing human security in the region. The conclusion proposes a concrete agenda for implementing various human security measures, leading to a gradual integration of human and institutional security.