Synopses & Reviews
In this pathbreaking analysis, Alan Dupont argues that an emerging new class of non-military threats has the potential to destabilize East Asia and reverse decades of hard-won economic and social development. Transnational threats stem from overpopulation, deforestation and pollution, global warming, unregulated population movements, transnational crime and virulent new strains of infectious diseases. This authoritative book is essential reading for East Asia specialists and makes a significant and timely contribution to international security debates.
'... this book is a masterful and comprehensive treatment of a subject that has emerged as a critical security challenge for Asia-Pacific countries. It is a must-read for any serious scholar on the subject ... a treasure trove for anyone with an inclination for additional research into this emerging and exciting area of security studies. this book would be valuable for both practitioners and scholars alike.' Contemporary South East Asia
Alan Dupont argues that new non-military threats have the potential to destabilise East Asia.
In this pathbreaking analysis, Alan Dupont argues that an emerging new class of non-military threats has the potential to destabilise East Asia and reverse decades of hard-won economic and social development.
Table of Contents
1. Transnational issues and security; Part I. Environmental Scarcity: 2. Population and conflict; 3. Deforestation, pollution and climate change; 4. Will there be an 'energy gap?'; 5. 'Is a food crisis likely'?; 6. 'Water wars'; Part II. Unregulated Population Movements: 7. Unregulated population movements, ethnic conflict and environmental refugees; 8. The state, people-smuggling and undocumented labour migration; Part III. Crime and AIDS: 9. Transnational Organised Crime; 10. Drug-trafficking - an emerging threat; 11. The AIDS 'Pandemic'.