Human security and development in the Lao PDR freedom from fear and freedom from want

Brendan Howe, Kearrin Sims

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Abstract

Development in Laos has occurred slowly, with uneven distribution and significant negative effects. This article challenges the simplistic assumption of human development and human security as mutually reinforcing processes. It suggests a holistic approach ad ressing simultaneously competing demands from the perspective of the most vulnerable sectors of society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-355
Number of pages23
JournalAsian Survey
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Development
  • Human security
  • Laos
  • Unexploded ordnance

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