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Human Security in South Asia: Gender, Migration and Globalisation

PR Chari and Sonika Gupta (Ed)

Human Security in South Asia: Gender, Migration and Globalisation argues for a concept of security that extends beyond the conventional domain of military threats to include those that fall outside it. Non-military threats are rooted in social, economic, ecological and political choices made by the country, but are frequently left out in the decision-making process. Very often these threats jeopardize the economic development, social fabric and political stability of the nation. This book discusses the non-military threats arising from misgovernance, competition for energy resources, migration, the negative effects of globalisation and gender discrimination. It maintains that by failing to protect its people adequately from these dimensions of non-military threats, the state endangers the overall security of its people. Military and non-military threats cannot be looked at in isolation of each other. The dangers arising from military threats are well understood. Those arising from non-military threats if not similarly understood will undermine the security of the countries of South Asia.

Table of Contents

PR Chari and Sonika Gupta.

1. Evolving a Theoretical Perspective on Human Security

I.P. Khosla.

2. Evolving a Theoretical Perspective on Human Security: The South Asian Context

A.K.M. Abdus Sabur.

3. Human Security, Economic Development and Gender

Sonika Gupta.

4. Gendering Economic Development in Bangladesh: Change or Continuity?

Shaheen Afroze.

5. Indian Energy Security-Quo Vadis?

Rahul Deep Singh and Ardhendu Sen.

6. Energy Security and Sustainable Human Development: a Bangladesh Perspective

M. Nurul Islam.

7. Human Security, Globalisation and Migration: the Case of Temporary Migrant Workers of South Asia

Chowdhury R. Abrar.

8. Poverty, Migration and Conflict: Challenges to Human Security in South Asia

Mahendra P. Lama.

9. Globalisation, Good Governance and Human Security: the Indian Experience
Suranjan Das.

10. Globalisation, Liberlisation and Social Inequality

T.C.A. Srinivasa Raghavan.

11. Globalisation, Liberlisation and Social Inequality: a Bangladesh Perspective

Munim Kumar Barai.

About the Editors

PR Chari is former member of the Indian Administrative Services, has held several important positions including Additional Secretary, Ministry off Defence and Director, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses. He was International Fellow, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, and is currently Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). He has worked extensively on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and Indian defence issues and is the author of many distinguished publications.

Sonika Gupta was a Research Officer at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, and is one of the contributors in Savita Singh (ed.) Women's Empowerment: Miles to Go (2001).

New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2003

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