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Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia

National Security, Statecentricity, and Governance in East Asia

Editors: Howe, Brendan (Ed.)

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  • Explores the limitations of political and economic freedoms in the Acia-Pacific regionApproaches governance from a human-centered perspective and critically examines the role of the military and authoritarian trends 
  • Illustrates that "good governance" is an essentially contested concept with no single and exhaustive definition, nor a delimitation of its scope, that commands universal acceptance
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About this book

This book assesses the extent to which an emphasis on national security and prioritization of state interests has dominated governance policy-making in Northeast and Southeast Asia, at the expense of human security, human development, and human rights. The findings are that in many cases, there are embedded structural obstacles to achieving human-centered governance objectives in the region. These relate to the role of the military, historical authoritarian legacies, and new authoritarian trends. Contributors examine not only the most obvious instances of military domination of governance in the region (North Korea with its “Military First” philosophy, Thailand since the 2014 coup, and Myanmar with its long history of military rule), but also less well known examples of the influence of conflict legacies upon governance in Cambodia, Timor-Leste, and Laos, as well as the emergence of new reservoirs of power and resources for the forces of authoritarianism.

About the authors

Brendan Howe is Professor and Associate Dean at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, South Korea. Major recent works include Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia (2015) and Post-Conflict Development in East Asia (2014).

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“The edited book is innovative in its approach and seeks to bridge the gap between a conceptual model (securitization of governance) and area studies (six Asian countries). It represents a high-quality piece of research that will have an impact on the existing literature.” (Ralf Emmers, Professor of International Relations, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • State-Centric Challenges to Human-Centered Governance

    Howe, Brendan

    Pages 1-14

  • Kimism in Sŏn’gun Korea: The Third Generation of the Kim Dynasty

    Pinkston, Daniel A.

    Pages 15-35

  • In the Land of Democratic Rollback: Military Authoritarianism and Monarchical Primacy in Thailand

    Chambers, Paul

    Pages 37-60

  • Governance and Human Insecurity in Myanmar

    Cook, Alistair D.B.

    Pages 61-80

  • The Politics of Survival in Cambodia: National Security for Undemocratic Control

    Peou, Sorpong

    Pages 81-105

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58973-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • Due: December 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86521-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
National Security, Statecentricity, and Governance in East Asia
Editors
  • Brendan Howe
Series Title
Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58974-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58974-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58973-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86521-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 160
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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