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Security, Resilience and Resistance in the PICs: Aligning Priorities and Relocating Responsibility

Amin, Sara N. and Girard, Christian and Watson, Danielle (2020) Security, Resilience and Resistance in the PICs: Aligning Priorities and Relocating Responsibility. In: Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender and Organisational Culture. Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South . Routledge, London, pp. 231-243. ISBN 9780367143923

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Our aim in Mapping Security in the Pacific was to bring into focus and contextualise the complexities of security in the Pacific, examine how a range of (in)securities are produced and resisted in the region, and explore the implications for theorisation and policymaking on security. In this final chapter, we first highlight some key emergent themes in relation to reframing security, gendered insecurities and organisational culture in security provision. Drawing on the arguments in the volume, we then propose that if security and resilience are to be sustainable and ongoing, there is an urgent need to align security priorities locally and globally, as well as reconfigure the political economy of relationships, identities and ‘traditions’ and their place in the ‘modern’ state as potential sources of resilience in security provision. We suggest that Pacific communities and states are well-placed to provide key leadership, resources and knowledge in these processes.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: security, relationships, PICs, Pacific, indigenous, resilience, sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Sara Amin
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2020 05:03
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2022 23:33

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