Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Dilemmas in Securitization

Front Cover
Routledge, 2016 - Drug traffic - 272 pages
The security issues confronting Asia are both complex and diverse. Given the increasing trend towards an expanding security agenda beyond the military dimension of inter-state relations, this volume provides an extensive study of emerging non-traditional challenges to this region. New realities and new challenges have come to the fore including environmental degradation, illegal immigration, infectious diseases, transnational crime, poverty and underdevelopment. Drawing upon the concepts of securitization and de-securitization, this book brings together regional perspectives from across Asia to examine how these challenges are perceived and managed. It is a valuable contribution to both security and Asian studies and will be ideally suited to those interested in security studies, international relations and development studies.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2016)

Amitav Acharya is Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His areas of specialisation include regionalism and multilateralism, Asian regional security and international relations theory. Mely Caballero-Anthony is Assistant Professor and IDSS-FORD Project Coordinator of Non-Traditional Security at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her areas of specialisation include regionalism and multilateralism, non-traditional security, human security, comparative politics and international relations of Southeast Asia. Ralf Emmers is Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of Studies at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include security studies, international institutions and regionalism in Asia Pacific.

Bibliographic information