Globalization, State Security and Human Security in Asia Research Paper by jtnemsingh

Globalization, State Security and Human Security in Asia
An analysis of globalization and how it relates to state security.
# 91791 | 3,997 words | 54 sources | APA | 2006 | GB

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This paper explores the relationship between globalization and security using the state and the individual as units of analysis. It argues that globalization has varying consequences on different actors. The paper challenges the assumption that globalization has a direct impact on state security. It shows that global processes challenge state security in an indirect manner but have direct effects on human security.

Table of Contents:
Globalization And State Security In Asia
Asian Security in a Globalized Context
Responses to State Insecurity
Globalization And Human Security In Asia
From Development Economics to Human Development: A Focus on Peoples' Livelihoods
Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Comparative Perspectives
Water Crisis as a source of Human Insecurity

From the Paper:

"Globalization can be seen both as a historical project and as a process that affects social relations of peoples, groups and states.(Bello, 1998) It is conceived as a historical conjuncture of the modernist project (McMichael 1996) that promotes the ideological framework of neoliberalism (Kinvall 2002: 5-6). The principles of free market economics constitute the policy package called the Washington Consensus - trade liberalization, financial deregulation, privatization, and inflation and currency exchange stability policies - which became the cornerstone of structural adjustment policies (SAPs) implemented in many economies. While Latin America and Africa have severely suffered from neoliberal globalization, Asia stands as an exceptional case of successful integration in the global economy (Dittmer 2002). Asia Pacific projected itself to the world as the most dynamic region characterized by growth with equity: rapid and sustained economic growth, equitable distribution of incomes, and dramatic improvements in human welfare (Rigg 2003: Table 1.3: 10; World Bank 1993)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alagappa, Muthiah. 2003. Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features, Stanford: Stanford University Press, Chapter 1.
  • Alkire, Sabina. 2002. Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Amsden, Alice. 1989. Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Anwar, Dewi Fortuna. 2003. "Human Security: An Intractable Problem in Asia", in Muthiah Alagappa, Asian Security Order: Instrumental and Normative Features, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 536-567.
  • Balisacan, Arsenio. 2000. "Growth, Poverty and Income distribution: Is the Philippines an exception to the standard Asian Story", Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 5 (1/2).

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