Non-Traditional	Security	Issues	in	ASEAN:	Agendas	for	Action

Non-Traditional Security Issues in ASEAN: Agendas for Action

by Mely Caballero-Anthony

Non-Traditional Security Issues in ASEAN examines the current state of governance of non-traditional security challenges confronting the ASEAN region. The book takes an issue-specific approach to investigating how ASEAN states and societies govern many of the pressing non-traditional security issues, such as climate change, food security, environmental protection, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, health security, nuclear security, and human trafficking and forced displacement. 

With non-traditional security as an established concept in the policy and scholarly communities in ASEAN, this book moves beyond securitization and focuses on capacity-building, regional cooperation and institutions for dealing with non-traditional security challenges in the region. Through the development of a comprehensive analytical framework that examines the processes of governing non-traditional security problems, the editors put together chapters that identify some of the major gaps and challenges in managing many of the pressing security issues in Southeast Asia.

Non-Traditional Security Issues in ASEAN provides a systemic assessment of the state of governance of the most pressing challenges in the region. The authors analyse the ways in which particular issues are addressed at national and regional levels and by different stakeholders. In spite of the differences among various non-traditional security issues, the analysis of the chapters converge on three core themes for enhancing governance, which include engagement of multiple actors, effective enforcement of national and regional laws and regulations, and better coordination between different actors. As such, Non-Traditional Security Issues in ASEAN contributes to policy making by highlighting the key agendas that call for national action and promoting and deepening regional cooperation in governing non-traditional security. 

"A timely publication. Climate change, food security, health security, disaster response are key issues affecting the shared vulnerability of ASEAN and its people. This book shows why these and similar non-traditional threats are urgent agendas for Southeast Asia and best addressed through regional cooperation." 
Dr Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General (2007–15)

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Preliminary pages
1. Beyond Securitization: Governing NTS Issues in Southeast Asia
2. Climate Change and Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia
3. Southeast Asia’s Food Security: Inflection Point?
4. Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea
5. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response
6. Advancing a Regional Pathway to Enhance Nuclear Energy Governance in Southeast Asia
7. Trafficking in Persons
8. Displaced Populations and Regional Governance in Southeast Asia
9. Health Security Challenges in Asia: New Agendas for Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Health Security

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  • Number of Pages : 353
  • Publisher : ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 462g
  • Product Code : 9789814881081
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Mely Caballero-Anthony

Mely Caballero-Anthony is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.