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Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agenda: Political, Social and Environmental Perspectives
Edited by: Ramesh Thakur and Edward Newman
ISBN: 92-808-1094-4
May 2004
  440 pages
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    The security discourse is dominated by the traditional state-centric paradigm which privileges the territorial defence of a country against armed attack from foreign countries. For most people in Asia - a continent that counts for more than half of the world's population - the greatest threats to security come from disease, hunger, environmental contamination, crime and localized violence. For some, a still greater threat may come from their own government itself, rather than from an 'external' adversary. [READ MORE...]

    Ramesh Thakur is Vice Rector of the United Nations University, Tokyo and Head of the Peace and Governance Programme. Edward Newman is an academic officer in the Peace and Governance Programme at the United Nations University.


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