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Introduction

Carnegie, Paul J. and King, V. and Ibrahim, Z. (2016) Introduction. In: Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9789811022449

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Abstract

The ambitious and normative expansion of the remit of “security” as both policy and practice risks being as difficult to focus and prioritize as to implement. In Southeast Asia, threats and impediments to “human security” are part of the daily lived experiences of large numbers of people. They live in vulnerable and precarious circumstances (“human insecurities”) that are largely beyond their immediate control. Yet, this is not a set of “insecurities” that is readily understood or measurable. There is a complex nexus of interrelated conditioning factors and interests underlying them. The following volume attempts to address the latter problem by giving voice to a broad spectrum of views and diversity of experiences which in turn articulates the varying consequences of “human insecurities” particular to Southeast Asia. By contextualizing “human insecurities” and locating them conceptually within relationships of risk, uncertainty, safety and trust, the volume’s contributions bring grounded but critical reflection on the ways in which we approach the study of “human insecurities” in Southeast Asia and how some of these might be ameliorated.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Introduction of the book Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 15:47
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9270
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