Human Security Norms in East Asia

  • Yoichi Mine
  • Oscar A. Gómez
  • Ako Muto

Part of the Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia book series (SDHRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Yoichi Mine, Oscar A. Gómez, Ako Muto
    Pages 1-22
  3. Pou Sovachana, Alice Beban
    Pages 23-44
  4. Benny Cheng Guan Teh, Ik Tien Ngu
    Pages 113-133
  5. Belinda Chng, Sofiah Jamil
    Pages 183-203
  6. Eun Mee Kim, Seon Young Bae, Ji Hyun Shin
    Pages 205-225
  7. Surangrut Jumnianpol, Nithi Nuangjamnong
    Pages 227-247
  8. Lan Dung Pham, Ngoc Lan Nguyen, Bich Thao Bui, Thi Trang Ngo, Thu Giang Nguyen
    Pages 249-271
  9. Ako Muto, Yoichi Mine
    Pages 295-309
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 311-324

About this book


The idea of human security, one of the human-centric norms born in the United Nation, has been criticized, embraced, and dynamically transformed in nations of East Asia (ASEAN Plus Three), where people are exposed to serious insecurities such as natural disasters, pollution, epidemics, armed conflicts and possible economic downturns. While there is a kaleidoscopic diversity of human security actors and aspirations, East Asians tend to think that human security and national sovereignty are compatible, and attach particular weight to freedom to live in dignity, one of the core values of human security. Elements of human security are already entrenched in the East Asian reality. This book ponders what, then, should be done next in this world of global connectivity.  

Yoichi Mine is Professor in the Graduate School of Global Studies at Doshisha University, Japan.

Oscar A. Gómez is Research Fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan.

Ako Muto is Senior Research Fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan.


human security state security East Asia regionalism conflict humanitarian crises

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoichi Mine
    • 1
  • Oscar A. Gómez
    • 2
  • Ako Muto
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Global StudiesDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Research InstituteJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Research InstituteJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)TokyoJapan

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