Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia offers the latest understanding of complex global problems including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate change in the region. Detailed case studies in China, North and South Korea, and Japan demonstrate the importance of civil society and 'civic diplomacy' in reaching shared solutions to these problems in East Asia and beyond. Each chapter describes regional civil society initiatives that tackle complex challenges to East Asia’s security. In so doing the book presents key pressure points at which civil society can push for constructive changes ― especially ones that reduce the North Korean threat to its neighbors. Unusually, this book is both theoretical and practical. Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia identifies strategies that can be led by civil society and negotiated by its diplomats to realize peace, security and sustainability worldwide. It shows that networked civic diplomacy offers solutions to these urgent issues in ways that official ‘complex diplomacy’ cannot. By providing a new theoretical framework based on empirical observation, the book is a must read for diplomats, scholars, students, journalists, activists and individual readers seeking insight into how to solve the crucial issues of our time.
This collective intellectual endeavour opens the door to an emerging new filed of collaborative public diplomacy, 'civic diplomacy', in which civil society organizations as well as local governments collaborate via transnational networks to envision, propagate, and implement shared solutions to such complex global problems as environmental, energy, nuclear, and urban insecurity.
Prof. Taehwan Kim
Korea National Diplomatic Academy
Preface by Peter Hayes and Kiho Yi
1. Introduction by Peter Hayes, Kiho Yi, and Joan Diamond
2. Global Problems, Complexity, and Civil Society in East Asia by Peter Hayes and Richard Tanter
3. Energy Security and the Role of Green Economies in East Asia by David von Hippel with Yi Wang, Kae Takase, Tetsunari Iida, Myungrae Cho, and Sun-Jin Yun
4. Urban Security and Complexity in Northeast Asia by Sanghun Lee and Takayuki Minato with Peter Hayes
5. Complexity and Weapons of Mass Destruction in Northeast Asia by Peter Hayes and Roger Cavazos
6. The Implications of Civic Diplomacy for ROK Foreign Policy by Kiho Yi and Peter Hayes with Joan Diamond, Steven Denney, Christopher Green, and Jungmin Seo
7. Anticipating Complex Northeast Asian Futures by Peter Hayes, Joan Diamond, and Kiho Yi