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Searching for Peace in Asia Pacific: An Overview of Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Activities

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Fourth in an acclaimed series, Searching for Peace in Asia Pacific offers critical background information, up-to-date surveys of the conflicts in Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, and a directory of some 400 organizations working in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Asia Pacific region. The authors provide detailed, objective descriptions of ongoing activities, as well as assessments of the prospects for conflict resolution.
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Overview

Fourth in an acclaimed series, Searching for Peace in Asia Pacific offers critical background information, up-to-date surveys of the conflicts in Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific, and a directory of some 400 organizations working in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Asia Pacific region. The authors provide detailed, objective descriptions of ongoing activities, as well as assessments of the prospects for conflict resolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588262141
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: European Centre for Conflict Prevention
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Conflict through Asia and the Pacific : causes and trends 9
Empowering people to build a just peace in the Asian arena 23
Security cooperation in Asia Pacific : official and unofficial responses 37
East Asia and the "war on terror" : why human rights matter 53
Globalization, insecurity, and overextension 67
Transition and conflict in Asia Pacific : the role of the international community in the democratization process 85
Lessons learned from peacebuilding practices in Asia Pacific 105
Northeast Asia 137
Regional introduction : the changing regional security agenda in post-September 11 Northeast Asia 138
Regional introduction : Japan - accepting the challenges of conflict prevention and peacebuilding 153
China 165
The potential for civil unrest in China 166
China and regional security - external perceptions and responses 181
China's perception of external threats to its security and stability 203
Taiwan : building cooperation across the Taiwan strait 221
Tibet : still searching for solutions 239
Xinjiang : history, cultural survival, and future of the Uyghur 255
Korea : perilous crossing and new dangers 278
Southeast Asia 293
Regional introduction : missing the target? : the human cost of small arms proliferation and misuse in Southeast Asia 294
Burma/Myanmar : military rule and ethnic conflict 313
Cambodia : peacebuilding amid unresolved issues 331
East Timor : the role of civil society in conflict prevention and peacebuilding 347
Indonesia 367
Political transition and communal violence 368
Aceh : civil society - the missing piece of peacebuilding 381
Kalimantan : unity or diversity? 399
Maluku : the challenge of peace 416
West Papua : building peace through an understanding of conflict 438
The Philippines 463
Communist insurgencies : years of talks, but no solution yet 464
Mindanao : conflicting agendas, stumbling blocks, and prospects toward sustainable peace 483
South China Sea : managing territorial and resource disputes 505
Pacific Islands 525
Regional introduction : creating peace in the Pacific - conflict resolution, reconciliation, and restorative justice 536
Fiji : enabling civic capacities for conflict prevention and peacebuilding 543
Papua New Guinea : a success story of postconflict peacebuilding in Bougainville 564
The Solomon Islands : conflict and peacebuilding 581
Directory 605
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