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Northeast Asian Critical Security

Exploring democratic freedoms and social justice


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Neil Renwick
    Pages 1-30
  3. Neil Renwick
    Pages 31-81
  4. Neil Renwick
    Pages 82-107
  5. Neil Renwick
    Pages 108-141
  6. Neil Renwick
    Pages 142-177
  7. Neil Renwick
    Pages 178-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 264-321

About this book


This book explores non-traditional, 'critical' security issues in Northeast Asia. This exploration adopts an approach to critical security that emphasizes the play of identity and culture in the apprehension of insecurity understood primarily in existential terms. The study thus focuses upon the apprehension of insecurity derived from demographic pressures, resource limitations, ecological degradation, food politics, identificatory challenges, health threats, and political change. The study seeks to assess existing approaches to such threats and to propose alternatives that stress the importance of transnational co-operation as the principal means of tackling the complexity of contemporary societal insecurities in Northeast Asia.


AIDS complexity culture demography health identity politics stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies and Reader in International Relations and East Asian StudiesNottingham Trent UniversityUK

About the authors

NEIL RENWICK is Reader in International Relations and co-director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the author of America's World Identity: The Politics of Exclusion, Identities in International Relations (co-editor with Jill Krause), Japan's Alliance Politics and Defence Production and several articles. His current research interests include identity politics, critical security in Northeast Asia, the impact of the Internet in Japan and Taiwan.

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