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A Growing Force: Civil Society's Role in Asian Regional Security
Edited by Rizal Sukma and James Gannon

East Asia is undergoing a remarkable transformation, but at the same time it is facing a growing number of traditional and nontraditional security challenges with the potential to destabilize the region. In recent years, there has been growing attention to ways to strengthen regional security cooperation at the government level but much less attention to what is happening outside of official circles. In fact, civil society organizations in the region have quietly been playing a greater role in responding to security threats, especially nontraditional security challenges. In A Growing Force the authors explore how these organizations are contributing in five areas—piracy, disaster relief, human trafficking, health, and climate change—in order to diagnose how they are helping and what can be done to make them more effective.

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Executive Summary

More about this study:
Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperation

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Brookings Institution Press

ISBN 978-4-88907-136-8;
150 pages; paper; $15.00


    Foreword
  • Hitoshi Tanaka

    1. Introduction: Civil Society's Role in Asian Regional Security
  • Rizal SUKMA

    2. Changing Concepts of Security and the Role of NGOs in East Asia
  • GUI Yongtao

    3. Global Health, Civil Society, and Regional Security [pdf 174kb]
  • Yanzhong HUANG

    4. The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Combating Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia
  • Jun HONNA

    5. The Growing Role of NGOs in Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance in East Asia [pdf 224kb]
  • Yukie OSA

    6. Climate Change and Security in East Asia: Mapping Civil Society Organizations' Contributions
  • CHUNG Suh-Yong

    7. Civil Society Organizations and Maritime Security Cooperation: Opening Up the "Black Box" of Piracy
  • J.N. MAK

    8. Conclusion: Strengthening Civil Society's Contributions to Regional Security [pdf 149kb]
  • James GANNON

    Appendices


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