Traditional notions of security are premised on the primacy of state security. In relation to energy security, traditional policy thinking has focused on ensuring supply without much emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Non-traditional security (NTS) scholars argue that threats to human security have become increasingly prominent since the end of the Cold War, and that it is thus critical to adopt a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in addressing rising energy needs. This volume represents the perspectives of scholars from across Asia, looking at diverse aspects of energy security through a non-traditional security lens. The issues covered include environmental and socioeconomic impacts, the role of the market, the role of civil society, energy sustainability and policy trends in the ASEAN region.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 121
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: 2012 ed.
From the book reviews:
"Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia, is a timely collection of essays by well-chosen scholars who provide insightful explanations of the salient aspects of energy security in ASEAN ... . notable contributions to both energy security studies and human security research, and deserve a wide readership among academics, scholars and students who are interested in international relations, human rights, and Asia studies." (Kai Chen, Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 3 (1), April, 2014)