Asia Pacific Sociological Association conference (APSA2005)

Venue: Bangkok and Mahidol University, Salaya campus

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Dec 16, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 18, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 30, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2005
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Human security has become an increasingly important issue across the Asia-Pacific region. Concerns relate to the desire to build societies where people can live in a decent social environment and with a high quality of life. So, too, is there a wish to live free from fear in the form of political, economic, and natural threats. Among the most palpable of these worries include war, personal violence, terrorism, drug and people trafficking, the illicit trade of small arms, unfair labor practices, environmental pollution, and disasters such as typhoons and tsunami.

Many of these threats have increased in recent years and, because they show no respect for national borders, inevitably create logistical, administrative, political, economic and moral problems for many nations and peoples across the Asia-Pacific region.

Issues such as these have become one of the new foci of social science research and in particular many sociological communities have begun probing the connections and asking the deeper questions relating to human security.

Our aim, in exploring these topics, is to promote dialogue about Human Security, as well advance policy solutions and produce positive outcomes, internationally, regionally and nationally.