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Introduction: Collaborative action problems in human security

This study investigates challenges to collaboration among actors in the fi eld of human security. We focus on the reality that global efforts to promote this type of security have not always succeeded to the extent that we might have hoped. This introduction briefl y considers a normative commitment to human security with some policy implications, justifi es East Asia as a major region in the world in need of further investigation, defends the need for theoretical eclecticism, and sketches the volume’s structure.