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Author Barthwal-Datta, Monika, 1980-
Title Understanding security practices in South Asia : securitization theory and the role of non-state actors / Monika Barthwal-Datta
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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 人文社會聯圖  JZ6009.S64 B37 2012    AVAILABLE    30650020059313
Descript xvi, 196 pages : map ; 25 cm
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Series Asian security studies
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-192) and index
Introduction: South Asia, non-state actors and securitization theory -- Understanding security in South Asia: an overview -- Securitizing misgovernance in Bangladesh -- Tackling human trafficking in Nepal -- Shaping India's national action plan on climate change -- Conclusion: NSAs, securitization theory and security practices in South Asia
"South Asia is the epicentre of some of the most significant international security challenges today. Yet, the complexities of the region's security dynamics remain under-researched. While traditional security issues, such as inter-state war, border disputes and the threat of nuclear devastation in South Asia, remain high on the agendas of policy-makers and academics both within and beyond the region, scant attention has been paid to non-traditional or 'new' security challenges. Drawing on various case studies, this work offers an innovative analysis of how NSAs in South Asia are shaping security discourses in the region and tackling security challenges at the sub-state level. Through its critique of securitization theory, the book calls for a new approach to studying security practices in South Asia - one which considers NSAs as legitimate security actors"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Security, International -- South Asia
Non-state actors (International relations) -- South Asia
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