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Human Insecurity in East Asia

Release Date: June, 2009
ISBN 13: 9789280811643
Sales Number: 09.III.A.10
304 page(s), 6x9.5
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: United Nations University

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Threats to human security do not necessarily take cataclysmic forms such as war or natural disaster. Nor does human insecurity exist solely within a suspended living environment like refugee camps. Often threats to human security are as subtle as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature remains unknown till it breaks as a monstrous flood. The chapters in this volume call attention to these less obvious threats to human security and how people and communities face them. Woven from the first-hand observations of life at various sites in East-Asia, the book’s narratives illuminate how uncanny the threats to human security can be.

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