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Title: The armed forces and internal security in Asia : preventing the abuse of power 
Author: Collier, Kit
Date: 1999
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract: The lack of interaction between security, development, and human rights policy has helped reproduce a narrow concept of internal security associated with widespread abuse of power in Asia. Governments have increasingly relied on paramilitary repression in lieu of effective political institutionalization, and have sought to evade accountability for their actions. Curtailing the abuse calls for a multistrand approach that conjoins accountable governments and militaries with more closely integrated civil societies, national institutions, and international humanitarian structures capable of enforcing an end to impunity.
Series/Report No.: East-West Center occasional papers. Politics and security series ; no. 2
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Pages/Duration: 23 pages
LC Subject Headings: Asia - Armed Forces
National security - Asia
Despotism - Asia
Civil-military relations - Asia

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