Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 7 Number 2 (November 2019)

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Special Issue: Human Security after 25 Years

Human Security, Peacebuilding, and the Responsibility to Protect in East Asia

Brendan Howe pp. 183-218
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East Asia is a region deeply affected by colonial, ideological, and national wars. At the level of international governance, security organizations in the region have looked to minimize the worst manifestations of interstate conflict through emphasizing non-intervention; while domestic governance has emphasized national interest and strength in terms of security and economic growth. East Asian challenges to normative universalism can be defined in cultural, economic, and political terms. This article, however, considers not only the threats to human security in East Asia, but also the roles that East Asian actors play in protecting and promoting human security, noting that under certain conditions, East Asian perspectives may be able to secure, in terms of human security, better results than could be achieved through extra-regional intervention.
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