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New Article on Human Security in Southeast Asia

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The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share information about a new journal article on human security in Southeast Asia.

The article is entitled “Human Security, Marginality and Precariousness in Southeast Asia,” and is authored by IAS staff members Professor Victor T. King, Associate Professor Paul J. Carnegie, and IAS Research Associate Assistant Professor Magne Knudsen.

Appearing in the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, the abstract of the article is as follows:

″Besides the more obvious threats and impediments to human security posed by conflict or natural disaster, a central problem in examining and addressing multiple insecurities in Southeast Asia is at what level. Each country confronts a different context of human security and faces a host of intersecting circumstances that render situational day-to-day forms of precariousness difficult to recognise and interpret. How then are we to proceed? This article considers a range of social science concepts and approaches (which have not been brought together in this form before) and their utility for investigating human security in the region. It argues that more disaggregated and grounded perspectives can open the way for human security to gain fuller analytical purchase on contemporary marginality and precariousness in Southeast Asia.‶

To read the full article, please visit the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies website.

For more information about the authors, please visit the IAS staff web page.