Human Security Problems in Cambodia: Far from Over

  • Pou SovachanaEmail author
  • Alice Beban
Part of the Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia book series (SDHRP)


This chapter aims to explore how the notion of human security is perceived and interpreted by Cambodians, and what suggestions can be offered for mitigating the human insecurities faced by the people. The authors conducted extensive interview surveys and focus group discussions targeting key stakeholders as well as ordinary villagers. Guided by the framework of the seven dimensions of human security proposed in the Human Development Report 1994, the authors try to identify threats in Cambodia. According to interviewees, human security in Cambodia will only be ensured through “cooperative” communication and collaboration among multiple layers of the government, political parties, and other stakeholders. Those who are in power should listen to the voices of the people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and PeacePhnom PenhCambodia
  2. 2.School of People, Environment and PlanningMassey University AlbanyAlbanyNew Zealand

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