Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why Some Subside and Others Don’t

1st Edition

Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey, Anthony Regan

Routledge
Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 298 Pages
ISBN 9781138844674 - CAT# Y175555
Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

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Summary

Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation and implications of what the report described as a global decline in armed conflict since the end of the Cold War. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book analyses the causes and patterns of this decline.

In few regions has the apparent decline in conflict been as dramatic as in the Asia-Pacific, with annual recorded battle deaths falling in the range of 50 to 75 percent between 1994 and 2004. Drawing on a wide range of case studies, this book looks at internal conflicts based on the mobilization of ethnic and nationalist grievances, which have been the most costly in human lives over the last decade.

The book identifies structures, norms, practices and techniques that have either fuelled or moderated conflicts. As such, it is an essential read for students and scholars of international relations, peace and conflict studies and Asian studies.

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