Human security's future in regional cooperation and governance?

Curley, Melissa (2012) Human security's future in regional cooperation and governance?. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66 5: 527-541. doi:10.1080/10357718.2011.570242

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Author Curley, Melissa
Title Human security's future in regional cooperation and governance?
Journal name Australian Journal of International Affairs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-7718
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10357718.2011.570242
Open Access Status
Volume 66
Issue 5
Start page 527
End page 541
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Political elites in East Asia tend to view the concept of human security with scepticism. On the one hand, broader notions of security are acknowledged. However, traditional views on sovereignty and deeply embedded norms relating to non-intervention and consensus politics have fostered conservative views towards parts of the human security agenda that challenge state/elite perspectives. This article identifies and explores this tension, and comments on the potential for different ‘strands’ of human security to inform future regional cooperation and dialogue, and concludes that human security's breadth continues to fuel an endless debate about its clarity and utility in East Asia. Such confusion is a challenge for its future relevance in the region, both as a conceptual tool and as a policy agenda.
Keyword Association of Southeast Asian Nations
East Asia
Human security
Responsibility to protect
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online ahead of print: 6 July 2011.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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