ASEAN Task of Protection

  • Angela Pennisi di Floristella
Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series


The complexity of contemporary security threats has had a significant impact on the agenda of regional institutions. As the contemporary world system has turned into a ‘world risk society’ characterized by ‘spatial, temporal and territorial de-bounding of uncontrollable risks,’1 regional institutions have acquired a growing prominence in dealing with those threats that bypass states’ functional and political boundaries from above and below, that challenge the social integrity of societies and their ability to function. Inevitably, this has caused an instant focus on non traditional sources of insecurity, and multilateral action is increasingly viewed as the most effective way to deal with concerns arising from a primarily non military sphere, such as terrorism, piracy, natural disasters and climate change, infectious diseases, organized crime and illegal immigration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Pennisi di Floristella
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CataniaItaly

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