5th Viennese Conference on South-East Asian Studies: Transnational, National and Local Approaches to
|Event Date/Time: May 28, 2010||End Date/Time: May 29, 2010|
|Registration Date: May 28, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 08, 2010|
While traditional military conflicts have since the end of the Cold War further diminished, new non-traditional menaces, such as poverty, migration, people smuggling or environmental degradation, have increased.
Major events like the Asia Financial Crisis of 1997, the SARS epidemic in 2003 and the tsunami in 2004 have demonstrated that individuals are often more affected by these incidents than the state. The United Nationsâ€™
1994 Human Development Report defines human security as both â€œfreedom from wantâ€ and â€œfreedom from fearâ€, referring to threats in seven areas: economic, food, health, environment, personal, community and political security. Yet, human security remains a vague inter-disciplinary concept, which is consequently still contested, both theoretically and politically.
The 5th Viennese Conference on South-East Asian Studies in late May 2010 invites submissions from various disciplines that deal with the question how the broad spectrum of human security challenges has been conceptually and politically addressed on the transnational, national or local level. Panel 1 examines how human security is defined in South-East Asia, Panel 2 looks at its concrete implementation.
Panel 1: The human security discourse in South-East Asia
Panel 2: The implementation of human security on transnational, national or local level
Panel 3: Open Panel