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Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Managing Risk and Resilience, 1st Edition

Edited by Lorraine Elliott, Mely Caballero-Anthony


224 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in Southeast Asia and to show how a human security approach draws attention to the importance of adaptation and strategies for social resilience. In doing so, it exposes the consequences of climate change, the impact on community rights and access, the special problem of border areas, before going on to investigate local and regional strategies for addressing the human security challenges of climate change.

Table of Contents

1. Human Security, Climate Security and Social Resilience Lorraine Elliott 2. The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia Juzhong Zhuang, Suphachol Suphachalasai and Jindra Nuella Samson 3. Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience: Climate Change and the Urban Poor in Asia Devanathan Parthasarathy 4. Water Regime Resilience and Community Rights to Resource Access in the Face of Climate Change Keokam Kraisoraphong 5. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Mitigation, Adaptation and the Resilience of Local Livelihoods Enrique Ibarra Gené and Arif Aliadi 6. The Gender and Climate Debate: More of the Same or New Pathways of Thinking and Doing? Bernadette P. Resurreccion 7. Climate Security and Development in Southeast Asia: the Limits of UNESCAP’s Green Growth Approach Irene A. Kuntjoro 8. Risk, Resilience and Human Security in Cross-Border Areas: the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Heart of Borneo and the Coral Triangle Fitrian Ardiansyah and Desak Putu Adhityani Putri 9. ASEAN and Climate Change: Building Resilience through Regional Initiatives Mely Caballero-Anthony 10. Conclusion: Conditions for Enhancing Human Security Lorraine Elliott

About the Editors

Lorraine Elliott is Professor of International Relations at the Australian National University, Canberra and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of Strategic and International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mely Caballero-Anthony is Associate Professor, and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and former Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat.

About the Series

Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

Series editors: Leszek Buszynski and William Tow, both Australian National University


New security concerns are emerging in the Asia Pacific region as global players face challenges from rising great powers, all of which interact with confident middle powers in complicated ways. This series puts forward important new work on key security issues in the region. It embraces the roles of the major actors, their defense policies and postures and their security interaction over the key issues of the region. It includes coverage of the United States, China, Japan, Russia, the Koreas, as well as the middle powers of ASEAN and South Asia. It also covers issues relating to environmental and economic security as well as transnational actors and regional groupings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General