By Monika Barthwal-Datta

This e-book explores the ways that non-state actors (NSAs) in South Asia are focused on securitizing non-traditional safety demanding situations within the sector on the sub-state point.

South Asia is the epicentre of a few of the main major foreign defense demanding situations this day. but, the complexities of the region’s safeguard dynamics stay under-researched. whereas conventional defense concerns, similar to inter-state struggle, border disputes and the specter of nuclear devastation in South Asia, stay excessive at the agendas of policy-makers and lecturers either inside of and past the area, scant awareness has been paid to non-traditional or ‘new’ safeguard demanding situations.

Drawing on a variety of case stories, this paintings bargains an cutting edge research of ways NSAs in South Asia are shaping protection discourses within the quarter and tackling safeguard demanding situations on the sub-state point. via its critique of securitization thought, the booklet demands a brand new method of learning safeguard practices in South Asia – one that considers NSAs as valid safeguard actors.

This ebook should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of defense stories, Asian safeguard, Asian politics, severe defense experiences, and IR ordinarily.

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