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The Securitization Of Environmental Issues In Southeast Asia

Apriwan, Apriwan (2011) The Securitization Of Environmental Issues In Southeast Asia. Working Paper. ASSIST.

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The paper examines how the environmental issues have been securitizing in Southeast Asia. It takes three main issues which quite urgent for resolving in the region, that are atmosphere pollution and deforestation, water resources, and energy resources. The issues could be potential conflict that will impact to the regional instability. For examining securitization of the issues, it uses constructivism approach and securitization concept. This approach and the concept explain about the response and the action of the states, individual or collective related to that issues. The states response has two posibilities, conflict or cooperation. The environmental issues has been emerging conflict among the states which got the impact. For the atmospher pollution and deforestation, Malaysia and Singapore got a tension with Indonesia as the source of problems. On the case of water crisis occured between Malaysia and Singapore in using water resource from Johor, the same cases also happened between the riparian states with China in using the Mekong River Basin. The complicated conflicts about using energy resources have been happening in South China Sea, Thailand’s Gulf and the Ambalat. On the other hand, the state’s response also could be cooperatif among them, which are billateral, multillateral and regional. Thus, securitization of the environmental issues can be seen on how the states give a perception to the issues within an interaction of social structure. More over, the states are seen as social actors which interacted within the context of sharing of knowledge, understanding of material resources and the practice of intera1ction among the states its self.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Unit atau Lembaga: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik > Hubungan Internasional
Depositing User: Administrator Repository
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2011 07:36
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2011 07:40

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