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Human Security in South Asia
Concept, Environment and Development

ISBN 9780367355128
Published September 18, 2019 by Routledge India
216 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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, geopolitical and economic significance in the current global context.

The chapters 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; and
  • discuss developmental issues in South Asia and provide 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, defense 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

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Adluri Subramanyam Raju is Professor and former Head of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation (UMISARC) and Centre for South Asian Studies, and Coordinator of the UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University, India. He is the 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 the editorial board of five journals.