Non-Traditional Security

Authored by: Alan Collins

Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415580540
eBook ISBN: 9780203803608
Adobe ISBN: 9781136634734


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Since the end of the Cold War, and the last decade in particular, there has been an increasing interest in security threats that emerge not from intra- or interstate war but a host of transnational threats to human well-being and state capacity. Captured in the umbrella term ‘non-traditional security’ (NTS), this has been no different in the Asia-Pacific region, where as a consequence of these threats there has emerged an appreciation that state co-operation is needed to counter such challenges.

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