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Carnegie, Paul J. and King, V.T. and Ibrahim, Z. (2016) Conclusion. In: Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia. Springer, Singapore, pp. 193-195. ISBN 9789811022449

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As mentioned at the beginning of this book, the ways vulnerability and precariousness play out across Southeast Asia are not readily understood or measurable. However, by focusing on the human and relational dimensions of insecurities in Southeast Asia, the reader has been given an interior and localized perspective on a manifold issue. The volume’s contributions highlighted the multiple ways in which human insecurities are very much part of the daily lived experience of many who call the region home; inhabiting its many spaces and places. This is an unsettling human moiré patterned by a range of often contradictory, unacknowledged and overlapping local, national, regional and global interests, forces and factors. If we are to expand the scope of “security” towards addressing the day-to-day inequities and lived insecurities experienced by many people across Southeast Asia then gaining a better understanding of the complex nexus of interrelated conditioning factors and interests underlying them is an important step. The composite of perspectives and approaches voiced in this volume has given purchase to that aim. There is still a long way to go in bridging the gap between our aspirations and the practicalities of addressing human insecurities in Southeast Asia. It is going to be an arduous and difficult task but not insurmountable.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Conclusion 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 02:00
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 04:05

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