Research supported by the World Class University (WCU) program through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea funded by The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST Grant Number: R32-20077); and by an NRF grant on Human Security (MEST No. B00017).
Human Security and Development: Divergent Approaches to Burma/Myanmar†
Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
© 2013 Center for International Studies, Inha University
Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 120–143, April 2013
How to Cite
Howe, B. M. and Jang, S. (2013), Human Security and Development: Divergent Approaches to Burma/Myanmar. Pacific Focus, 28: 120–143. doi: 10.1111/pafo.12001
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
- The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Grant Numbers: R32-20077, B00017
- human security;
This paper contends that the human security/development nexus lies at the heart of contemporary approaches to peace-building and development. The paper addresses not only the consequences of human security policy prioritization as a development objective by Canada and Japan, but also the hypothesis that different understandings or interpretations of human security are reflected differently in the policy domain. Burma/Myanmar, one of the least developed, and, in terms of human security, most vulnerable states in the world, is used as a case study to address these different policy implementations.