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Human Security in South Asia

Concept, Environment and Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Adluri Subramanyam Raju

Routledge India

252 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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This book delves into the theory and praxis of human security in South Asia. Home to almost a quarter of the world’s population and fast emerging markets, South Asia holds social, geo-political, and economic significance in the current global context.

The essays in the volume:

  • examine the challenges to human security through an exploration of environmental issues including water availability, electric waste, environmental governance, and climate change;
  • explore key themes such as development, displacement and migration, the role of civil society, sustainable development, and poverty
  • discuss developmental issues in South Asia and provides a holistic picture of non-military security issues.

Bringing together scholars from varied disciplines, this comprehensive volume will be useful for researchers, teachers and students of international relations, human rights, political science, development studies, human geography and demography, defence and strategic studies, migration and diaspora studies, and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors



Adluri Subramanyam Raju

Part I: Human Security in South Asia: Conceptual Issues

1. Human Security: A Conceptual Framework

Adluri Subramanyam Raju

2. Measurements of Human Security: A Conceptual Analysis

Swaran Singh and Archana R.

3. Human Security and Beyond

Santishree D. Pandit

4. Human Security in South Asia: The Locus of a Cooperative Context

I.P. Khosla

5. Is the Region Ready? Can the State Deliver? Essay from India

D. Suba Chandran

6. Is the Region Ready? Can the State Deliver? Essay from Pakistan

Salma Malik

Part II: Environmental Issues and Human Security

7. Water Insecurity in South Asia: Challenges of Human Development

Vandana Asthana

8. Climate Change and Human Security: A Case Study of Maldives

Rabindra Sen

9. Dangers of Electronic Waste in India: A Concern for Human Security

Gopalji Malviya

Part III: State, Development & Displacement in South Asia

10. Correcting Anomalies of a Dysfunctional State through Civil Society: Initiatives to Complement Global Attempts for Human Security

C.K. Lal

11. Human Development vis-a-vis Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: Challenges and Achievements

Maitreyee Choudhury

12. Linkages between Migration and Poverty in Nepal

Amrita Limbu

13. Sustainable Development Model: Experience from India

Rashmi Bhure

14. Reintegrating India’s Maoists: Surrender and Rehabilitation

P.V. Ramana

15. Development Induced Displacement: Case Studies from India

Apoorva R. Heroor and Praveen Tiwari

About the Editor

Adluri Subramanyam Raju is Professor, Centre for South Asian Studies, and Coordinator of the UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India. He was recipient of the Mahbub Ul Haq Award (Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, 2003); Scholar of Peace Award (WISCOMP, New Delhi, 2002) and Kodikara Award (RCSS, Colombo, 1998). He was Salzburg Seminar Fellow (2006). He received the National Best Teacher Award (C.V.S. Krishnamurthy Theja Charities, Tirupati, 2017) and Best Teacher Award twice (Pondicherry University, 2013 & 2018). He was a Visiting Fellow at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Colombo, May 2012. He is on editorial board for five journals. He has published sixteen books and fifty papers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies