Asia's Emerging Regional Order: Reconciling Traditional and Human Security


This book develops the concept of 'human security' in relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. This concept has an emphasis on the social, economic and political well being of individuals, linking international security to the community and to the individual rather than restricting it to the purview of the state. The concept is especially relevant to the Asia-Pacific region as it is experiencing immense structural changes, and the resulting human security problems threaten to overwhelm Asian states' capacities to resolve them. This publication offers proposals for integrating traditional and human security approaches to establish and preserve a stable and prosperous security environment throughout the region.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • William T. Tow
  • Russell Trood
  • Woosang Kim
  • In-Taek Hyun
  • Withaya Sucharithanarugse
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000