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Unformatted text preview: I R 360: I nternational Relations of the Pacific Rim Notes 4-20-2010 Critical Security Studies Main questions o What are some of the major factors that have hindered regional cooperation to address the problems of terrorism, refugees issues and gender inequality in the region? o What are the alternative solutions to these issues, as far as the Critical Security Studies approach is concerned? Review Major impediments o Effective civil society actors/NGOs remain excluded from discussion of security. That reflects a very state-centric focus on the discussion of security. o Human r ights and human security in many Asia Pacific states are excluded from discussions of security mean that military forms of state security remain securitized as the top priority issue parochialism. o T raditional security considerations (nuclear standoff, security dilemma, deterrence, balance of power) remain alive and well in the region. o The practice of violence (military means) to maintain order by the most powerful states will hinder human security promotion....
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course IR 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at USC.
- Spring '08