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Security issues and new transnational peace-related movements in East Asia, the 1990s and 2000s

Author: Kim Reimann

In: International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol 13, No 2, 2008, pp. 59-85

Citizen activism on issues of peace and security has historically been limited in East Asia, apart from the opposition to nuclear weapons in Japan. Since the 1990s, however, an increasing number of NGOs and social groups have focused on peace issues at local, national, regional and international levels .This article considers both domestic and international reasons for a rise in peace-related activism and discusses three relatively recent movements in Northeast Asia.