Asian Approaches to Human Security

William Tow

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    A major concern of this chapter is to what extent we can find the ‘right fit’ for human-centric security approaches within the Asia-Pacific’s dominant state-centric security paradigm. Doing so is critical for realising the region’s stability. In the absence of such a ‘fit’, the peoples and states of the region are destined to remain mired within a narrow and highly neo-realist framework of unremitting regional crises and relentless state-centric competition. Such rivalries will intensify even while global security challenges are intensifying the imperative for regional states to diversify their security postures and readjust their strategic capabilities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia
    EditorsWilliam T. Tow, David Walton and Rikki Kersten
    Place of PublicationFarnham, Surrey
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    ISBN (Print)9781409456780
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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