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Rethinking Energy Security in Asia: A Non-Traditional View of Human Security

  • Mely Caballero-Anthony
  • Youngho Chang
  • Nur Azha Putra

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mely Caballero-Anthony, Swee Lean Collin Koh, Sofiah Jamil
    Pages 1-20
  3. Krishnan Rekha
    Pages 59-77
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 99-103

About this book


Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs.  This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.


East Asia Energy Governance Energy Security Human Security International Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Mely Caballero-Anthony
    • 1
  • Youngho Chang
    • 2
  • Nur Azha Putra
    • 3
  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of Int. Studies, Centre for Non-Trad. Security StudiesNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2., Division of EconomicsNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Energy Studies Institute, Energy Security DivisionNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“This book is helpful in initiating a critical discussion about energy security in Asia, and deserves to be of interest to a variety of audiences, including academics, students and NGO activists whose interest is any combination of energy security, Asian studies and non-traditional security.” (Kai Chen, Journal of Contemporary Asia, May, 2014)