Conclusion: Ownership and Collaboration for Human Security in East Asia

  • Carolina G. Hernandez
  • Eun Mee Kim
  • Yoichi Mine
  • Ren Xiao
  • Ako Muto
Part of the Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia book series (SDHRP)


This last chapter provides cross-country analysis and draws lessons from each of the case study chapters according to the three research questions: sovereignty, coordination and empowerment. In addition to theoretical and conceptual insights, a set of implications for human security practitioners will be formulated. The themes include the feature of East Asian regionalism, issue-based collaboration in early warning, the dos and don’ts of cross border action, an Asian approach to sovereignty and state building, the role of trust in horizontal collaboration, the nexus of development and human security, and the significance of local knowledge and institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina G. Hernandez
    • 1
  • Eun Mee Kim
    • 2
  • Yoichi Mine
    • 3
  • Ren Xiao
    • 4
  • Ako Muto
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of the PhilippinesQuezon CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Graduate School of International StudiesEwha Womans UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Graduate School of Global StudiesDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.Institute of International Studies, Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  5. 5.JICA-Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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