Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agenda: Political, Social, and Environmental Perspectives


Conventional state-centred security policies focus on the territorial defence of country borders against external armed attacks. However, for Asia, a continent which contains more than half the world's population, serious threats to the security of its citizens arise from disease, hunger, environmental contamination, poor governance, crime and localised violence. This publication contains a number of papers which go beyond traditional thinking to explore the range of security challenges facing the region, incorporating political, socio-economic and environmental dimensions and the linkages between them.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ramesh Thakur
  • Edward Newman
  • Jennifer Bennett
  • Kanishka Jayasuriya
  • Qingxin K. Wang
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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