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Howe, B. and Sims, K., 2011 ‘Human Security and Development in Lao PDR: A responsibility to provide and protect’, Asian Survey, 51(2): 333-355.

Journal Name
Asian Survey

Published Date
01 March 2011

Volume 51, Issue 2

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1525/AS.2011.51.2.333

Citation
Howe, B. and Sims, K., 2011 ‘Human Security and Development in Lao PDR: A responsibility to provide and protect’, Asian Survey, 51(2): 333-355.

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 addressing simultaneously competing demands from the perspective of the most vulnerable sectors of society.