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Energy and Non Traditional Security NTS in Asia

Energy and Non Traditional Security  NTS  in Asia Author Mely Caballero-Anthony
ISBN-10 9783642297069
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 121
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Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs. This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.



The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt

The International Dimensions of Democratization in Egypt Author Gamal M. Selim
ISBN-10 9783319167008
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 179
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This book purports to examine the international dimensions of the democratization process in Egypt in the post Cold War era; a theme which acquired significance at the academic and policy-oriented levels in light of the growing internationalization of reform arrangements in the Arab world in post 9/11 and the greater involvement of external powers in Arab politics following the Arab Spring uprisings. During the second half of the twentieth century, the mainstream scholarship presented the democratization process as the outcome of domestic conditions not significantly influenced by actors outside the nation-state. With the end of the Cold War, this perspective was challenged as a result of the third wave of democratization and the subsequent growth of the “good governance” discourse on the agenda of the international development establishment. The new perspective attached a more significant role to external factors in the democratization process than was originally conceptualized.



Rethinking Energy Security in Asia A Non Traditional View of Human Security

Rethinking Energy Security in Asia  A Non Traditional View of Human Security Author Mely Caballero-Anthony
ISBN-10 9783642297038
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 103
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Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs. This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.



Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace

Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace Author Hans Günter Brauch
ISBN-10 9783319438849
Release 2016-09-11
Pages 1014
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In this book 60 authors from many disciplines and from 18 countries on five continents examine in ten parts: Moving towards Sustainability Transition; Aiming at Sustainable Peace; Meeting Challenges of the 21st Century: Demographic Imbalances, Temperature Rise and the Climate–Conflict Nexus; Initiating Research on Global Environmental Change, Limits to Growth, Decoupling of Growth and Resource Needs; Developing Theoretical Approaches on Sustainability and Transitions; Analysing National Debates on Sustainability in North America; Preparing Transitions towards a Sustainable Economy and Society, Production and Consumption and Urbanization; Examining Sustainability Transitions in the Water, Food and Health Sectors from Latin American and European Perspectives; Preparing Sustainability Transitions in the Energy Sector; and Relying on Transnational, International, Regional and National Governance for Strategies and Policies Towards Sustainability Transition. This book is based on workshops held in Mexico (2012) and in the US (2013), on a winter school at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2013), and on commissioned chapters. The workshop in Mexico and the publication were supported by two grants by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF). All texts in this book were peer-reviewed by scholars from all parts of the world.



Rethinking Energy Security in Asia A Non Traditional View of Human Security

Rethinking Energy Security in Asia  A Non Traditional View of Human Security Author Mely Caballero-Anthony
ISBN-10 9783642297038
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 103
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Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs. This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.



Globalization of Low Carbon Technologies

Globalization of Low Carbon Technologies Author Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
ISBN-10 9789811049019
Release 2017-10-30
Pages 621
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This book explores the opportunities and barriers within the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) framework of the Paris Agreement for low-carbon technology diffusion. Further, it proposes appropriate and feasible mechanisms required at local, national and regional levels to achieve the INDC targets. The book employs both meta policy analysis and scenario building to examine, whether the diffusion of low-carbon energy future by 2030 is economically viable under the INDC framework and how international technology cooperation could accelerate investments on the scale required for achieving the INDC targets. Further, this book provides new perspectives on market and non-market mechanisms for the globalization of low-carbon technologies, within the framework conditions of the Paris Agreement, which will be of significant value to senior policy makers, multi-disciplinary academia, and investing communities.



Climate Change Human Security and Violent Conflict

Climate Change  Human Security and Violent Conflict Author Jürgen Scheffran
ISBN-10 9783642286261
Release 2012-05-26
Pages 873
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Severe droughts, damaging floods and mass migration: Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research and a challenge for the world’s governance structures. But how severe are the security risks and conflict potentials of climate change? Could global warming trigger a sequence of events leading to economic decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships between resource scarcity and violent conflict? This book brings together international experts to explore these questions using in-depth case studies from around the world. Furthermore, the authors discuss strategies, institutions and cooperative approaches to stabilize the climate-society interaction.



Governments Responses to Climate Change Selected Examples From Asia Pacific

Governments    Responses to Climate Change  Selected Examples From Asia Pacific Author Nur Azha Putra
ISBN-10 9789814451123
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 131
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This multidisciplinary volume articulates the current and potential public policy discourse between energy security and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region, and the efforts taken to address global warming. This volume is unique as it analyses two important issues climate change and energy security through the lens of geopolitics at the intersection of energy security. It elaborates on the current and potential steps taken by state and non-state actors, as well as the policy innovations and diplomatic efforts (bilateral and multilateral, including regional) that states are pursuing. This Brief stems from the assumption that its audience is aware of the consequences of climate change, and will therefore, only look at the issues identified. It provides a useful read and reference for a wide-range of scholars, policymakers, researchers and post-graduate students.



Non Traditional Security in Asia

Non Traditional Security in Asia Author Ralf Emmers
ISBN-10 9781351914352
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 272
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The security issues confronting Asia are both complex and diverse. Given the increasing trend towards an expanding security agenda beyond the military dimension of inter-state relations, this volume provides an extensive study of emerging non-traditional challenges to this region. New realities and new challenges have come to the fore including environmental degradation, illegal immigration, infectious diseases, transnational crime, poverty and underdevelopment. Drawing upon the concepts of securitization and de-securitization, this book brings together regional perspectives from across Asia to examine how these challenges are perceived and managed. It is a valuable contribution to both security and Asian studies and will be ideally suited to those interested in security studies, international relations and development studies.



A Theory of Contestation

A Theory of Contestation Author Antje Wiener
ISBN-10 9783642552359
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 95
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The Theory of Contestation advances critical norms research in international relations. It scrutinises the uses of ‘contestation’ in international relations theories with regard to its descriptive and normative potential. To that end, critical investigations into international relations are conducted based on three thinking tools from public philosophy and the social sciences: The normativity premise, the diversity premise and cultural cosmopolitanism. The resulting theory of contestation entails four main features, namely types of norms, modes of contestation, segments of norms and the cycle of contestation. The theory distinguishes between the principle of contestedness and the practice of contestation and argues that, if contestedness is accepted as a meta-organising principle of global governance, regular access to contestation for all involved stakeholders will enhance legitimate governance in the global realm.



Climate Governance in the Developing World

Climate Governance in the Developing World Author David Held
ISBN-10 9780745670478
Release 2014-01-24
Pages 272
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Since 2009, a diverse group of developing states that includes China, Brazil, Ethiopia and Costa Rica has been advancing unprecedented pledges to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, offering new, unexpected signs of climate leadership. Some scholars have gone so far as to argue that these targets are now even more ambitious than those put forward by their wealthier counterparts. But what really lies behind these new pledges? What actions are being taken to meet them? And what stumbling blocks lie in the way of their realization? In this book, an international group of scholars seeks to address these questions by analyzing the experiences of twelve states from across Asia, the Americas and Africa. The authors map the evolution of climate policies in each country and examine the complex array of actors, interests, institutions and ideas that has shaped their approaches. Offering the most comprehensive analysis thus far of the unique challenges that developing countries face in the domain of climate change, Climate Governance in the Developing World reveals the political, economic and environmental realities that underpin the pledges made by developing states, and which together determine the chances of success and failure.



Preventing Terrorism and Controlling Risk

Preventing Terrorism and Controlling Risk Author Susan Donkin
ISBN-10 9781461487050
Release 2013-09-14
Pages 89
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​This Brief takes a provocative look at existing socio-legal literature with a comparative study of terrorism control orders, focusing on how the concept of pre-emption fits within a traditional criminological framework. This timely work examines how such measures might be conceived and interpreted within a situational crime prevention approach. Over the past decade, socio-legal scholars have identified a rise in pre-emptive control mechanisms to respond to terrorism and other threats in the post-9/11 world. Many have argued that this pre-emptive rationale has been used to justify the introduction of measures that transcend established legal and risk frameworks, to deal with individuals or groups thought to pose a threat to the state or its citizens. ​Preventing Terrorism and Controlling Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Control Orders in the UK and Australia will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with a focus on terrorism, risk assessment, and human rights.​



Indonesia Matters

Indonesia Matters Author Amitav Acharya
ISBN-10 9789814630726
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 148
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Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States. It is also the world's largest Muslim majority country and the third largest democracy. Its economy is currently the 10th largest on the global scale. Indonesia is recognized as an emerging power, and a respected member of the international community. It plays an important role not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but also in the world at large. Indonesia has defied the grim predictions about its imminent collapse following the ouster of Suharto in 1998. Its ability to rebuild and reinvigorate itself into its current status is one of the most impressive stories of the late 20th and early 21st century. Its journey since the fall of Suharto is inspiring at a time when the world has seen many failing nations, recurring economic crises, and growing radicalism and terrorism. Yet, the Indonesian story receives far less attention than the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The Indonesian story suggests a different pathway to emerging power status. This pathway is based not so much on military or economic resources. Rather, it lies in the ability of a country to develop a positive, virtuous correlation among three factors: democracy, development and stability, while pursuing a foreign policy of restraint towards neighbours and active engagement with the world at large. This is the key lesson from the story of Indonesia that this book seeks to present. It analyses Indonesia's foreign policy and international role under the democratic regime, with particular focus on its role as a leader of ASEAN, its relationship with the major powers of the Asia Pacific, and its place in the global order of the 21st century. Contents:Why Indonesia Matters?Democracy, Development and Stability: Creating a Virtuous CycleIndonesia and the Regional ArchitectureIndonesia and the Major PowersIndonesia as a Global ActorA Nation on the Move: Indonesian Voices Readership: General public, students, policy makers, and think tanks intellectuals. Key Features:First book that recognizes Indonesia as an emerging powerFirst book in a long time on overall Indonesian foreign policyAmong the first to study impact of democratization on foreign policy of IndonesiaKeywords:Indonesia;Rising Powers;ASEAN;Asia Pacific SecurityReviews: “Indonesia today offers an inspiring example of how democracy, development and stability can be made to work together to enhance a nation's prestige and influence on the global stage. Amitav Acharya's Indonesia Matters is an insightful account of the foreign policy of the world's largest Muslim country, demonstrating how democratic transformation strengthened Indonesia's leadership in ASEAN, the Asia Pacific, and the world at large.” Surin Pitsuwan Former Foreign Minister of Thailand and Secretary-General of ASEAN (2008–12) “Can a major new power rise in the community of nations without threatening its neighbours, destabilizing existing arrangements, and producing an arms race? This is a major question for this century, after the past one in which Germany and Japan established such alarming precedents. China and India do not provide much reassurance that we are wiser than we were. Indonesia, however, with one of the lowest arms expenditures in the world either per capita or in relation to GNP looks a promising case for an alternative model. This book is a very timely study of a critical issue for our times.” Anthony Reid Emeritus Professor College of Asia and the Pacific Australian National University “Amitav Acharya has produced a timely and illuminating examination of Indonesia's foreign policy since the establishment of democracy after Suharto's period in power. Drawing on extensive interviews and keen observations, Amitav skilfully traces the evolution of Indonesia's diplomacy from its modest regional roots to the rarefied world of global engagement. This is an important book and a necessary read for all those who follow Indonesia's remarkable ascent.” Kurt Campbell Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2009–13) “Acharya has provided an excellent contribution in the discourse on Indonesia's foreign policy. He has shown the unique pathway of the country in achieving its current place in regional and global politics through the virtuous cycle of democracy, development, and stability.” The Indonesian Quarterly



Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia Author Lorraine M. Elliott
ISBN-10 9780415684897
Release 2013
Pages 206
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"This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in Southeast Asia and to show how a human security approach draws attention to the importance of adaptation and strategies for social resilience. In doing so, it exposes the consequences of climate change, the impact on community rights and access, the special problem of border areas, before going on to investigate local and regional strategies for addressing the human security challenges of climate change"--Provided by publisher.



Water Policy in Chile

Water Policy in Chile Author Guillermo Donoso
ISBN-10 9783319767024
Release 2018-04-27
Pages 224
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This book offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile’s water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change. It describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions, identifies the main challenges that Chile needs to face and derives lessons learnt from Chile’s reform experience. Expert contributors discuss such topics as Chile’s water policy, and the reasoning which explains its policy reform. The book presents and evaluates the performance of the legal and institutional framework of water resources. It also describes efforts to meet actual demands for water by augmenting supplies with groundwater management, waste water re-use and desalination and improve the state of water ecosystems. The last chapter presents the editor’s assessment and conclusions. The case of Chile is illustrative of a transition from command and control to market based management policies, where economic incentives play a significant role in water management.



Theory of Legal Principles

Theory of Legal Principles Author Humberto Avila
ISBN-10 9781402058790
Release 2007-09-26
Pages 154
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This book examines the distinction between principles and rules so that they can be better understood and applied. It structures the distinction between principles and rules on different foundations than those jurisprudence ordinarily employs. It also proposes a new model to explain the normative species, which includes structured weighing on the application process while encompassing substantive criteria of justice in its argument.



Aeolian Geomorphology

Aeolian Geomorphology Author Livingstone
ISBN-10 1118945662
Release 2018-12-21
Pages 344
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A revised introduction to aeolian geomorphology written by noted experts in the field The new, revised and updated edition of Aeolian Geomorphology offers a concise and highly accessible introduction to the subject. The text covers the topics of deserts and coastlines, as well as periglacial and planetary landforms. The authors review the range of aeolian characteristics that include soil erosion and its consequences, continental scale dust storms, sand dunes and loess. Aeolian Geomorphology explores the importance of aeolian processes in the past, and the application of knowledge about aeolian geomorphology in environmental management. The new edition includes contributions from eighteen experts from four continents. All the chapters demonstrate huge advances in observation, measurement and mathematical modelling. For example, the chapter on sand seas shows the impact of greatly enhanced and accessible remote sensing and the chapter on active dunes clearly demonstrates the impact of improvements in field techniques. Other examples reveal the power of greatly improved laboratory techniques. This important text: Offers a comprehensive review of aeolian geomorphology Contains contributions from an international panel of eighteen experts in the field Includes the results of the most recent research on the topic Filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate the advances in laboratory approaches Written for students and professionals in the field, Aeolian Geomorphology provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic in twelve new chapters with contributions from noted experts in the field.