New forms of Southeast Asian governance: From Codes of Conduct to Greater East Asia.
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A ground-breaking discourse on an increasingly vital topic that moves away from the traditional concept of security -- as demarcated in the framework of deterrence, power balancing and military strategy. Post-crisis Asia, with the crumbling of some regimes and a possibility of weakened traditional power structures, has to grapple with new ideas of what other areas might constitute a security threat. Thus, issues such as the environment, migration, pluralism, regionalism, and the media now take on greater significance. This volume examines all these and more. The future role of regional groupings, such as ASEAN and EAEG, is examined in the light of recent events in post-Suharto Indonesia and East Timor. Essential reading for all interested in security dimensions. This volume is based on a Ford Foundation-sponsored study convened by the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies in Singapore and covers the following areas: Globalisation and Security, Regional Institutions and Security, Governance in Plural Societies and Security, and Environmental Security.