Redefining Security in Northeast Asia: Emergence and Evolution of Just Security Concept in 2014-2016

Katarzyna Podlipska



In the second decade of the 21st century, the tension-ridden region of Northeast Asia saw intensified exchanges regarding security between its civil societies. This article focuses on the cooperation between civil societies of three island communities – Okinawa, Jeju, and Taiwan – and Just Security concept, which emerged and evolved during “Peace for the Sea” International Peace Camps held in 2014-2016. Its main objective is to clarify how the Peace Camps participants have redefined security, what influenced their security perception, and how their vision of security differs from Traditional Security – as defined by the Realists – that is prevalent in the region.

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island security; traditional security; new security concepts; Okinawa; Jeju; Taiwan; civil society; Just Security Concept; Peace for the Sea

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