Human Security Studies

Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes examines the concept of human security from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and shows how they help shed light on the different themes of global intervention.

Author: Sorpong Peou

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814440477

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

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Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes examines the concept of human security from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and shows how they help shed light on the different themes of global intervention. Liberal perspectives, represented by global legalism and developmentalism, share the optimism that human security can be ensured and enhanced through strengthening global governance. Realists remain skeptical about this liberal vision. While also critical of the liberal promise, critical theorists and feminists offer radical perspectives on human security. All these perspectives help explain the challenges of military intervention for human protection, micro-disarmament, international criminal justice, smart sanctions, human rights and democracy promotion, and human development.

African Environmental and Human Security in the 21st Century

3 (1999): 361–389; Keith Muloongo, Roger Kibasomba, and Jemima Njeri Kariri, The Many Faces of Human Security: Case Studies of Seven Countries in Southern Africa (Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 2005); Cheryl Hendricks, ...


Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1621969908



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Contemporary Security Studies

What are the main intellectual and institutional sources of human security? What is the relationship among human security, human rights, and international law? Illustrate your answer with a case study. Human security is now so ...

Author: Alan Collins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198804105

Category: Security, International

Page: 524

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'Contemporary Security Studies' introduces students to the broad range of issues that dominate the security agenda in the 21st century and provides up-to-date coverage of traditional and non-traditional threats to survival.

Human Security From Concept to Practice

Screening Screening involves a preliminary assessment of human security implications of the project in order to establish the likely scale of the HSIA exercise. All proposed projects may not have human security impacts of equal ...



ISBN: 9814462756



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Globalization Difference and Human Security

Drawing together a wide range of contributors, the volume is framed, among others, around the following key questions: What are the silences and erasures of advancing a critical human security alternative without making recognition of ...

Author: Mustapha Kamal Pasha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113459173X

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Globalization, Difference, and Human Security seeks to advance critical human security studies by re-framing the concept of human security in terms of the thematic of difference. Drawing together a wide range of contributors, the volume is framed, among others, around the following key questions: What are the silences and erasures of advancing a critical human security alternative without making recognition of difference its central plank?How do we rethink the complex interplay of human security and difference in distinct and varied spatial and cultural settings produced by global forces? What is the nexus between human security and the broader field of global development? What new challenges to Human Security and International Relations are produced with the rise of the ‘post-liberal’ or ‘post-secular’ subject? In what ways releasing human security from identification with the territorial state helps reconceptualize culture? How does Human Security serve as a subspecies of modern humanitarian thought or the latter reinforce imperial imaginaries and the structures of order and morality? Is the pursuit of indigenous rights fundamentally counterpoised to the pursuit of human security? What difference it might make to take the ‘doings and beings’ of communities-of-subsistence rather than basic-needs/wealth-seeking individuals as a point of departure in critical human security studies? How does reconstruction bind post-war and post-disaster states and societies into the global capitalist-democratic political structure?

Security Studies

actionand focus onfamiliar human security issues: shifting scales, from household to substateto global;breaking downdichotomies, asbetween publicand personal, nationaland international; and acknowledging mobility, whether ofrefugees ...

Author: Paul D. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136333460

Category: Political Science

Page: 656

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Security Studies is the most comprehensive textbook available on security studies. Comprehensively revised for the new edition including new chapters on Polarity, Culture, Intelligence, and the Academic and Policy Worlds, it continues to give students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies. Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the field from realism to international political sociology. Part 2 explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates from the security dilemma to terrorism. Part 3 presents an overview of the institutional security architecture currently influencing world politics using international, regional and global levels of analysis. Part 4 examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security from the arms trade to energy security. Part 5 discusses the future of security. Security Studies provides a valuable teaching tool for undergraduates and MA students by collecting these related strands of the field together into a single coherent textbook. Contributors:Richard J. Aldrich, Deborah D. Avant, Sita Bali, Michael N. Barnett, Alex J. Bellamy, Didier Bigo, Pinar Bilgin, Ken Booth, Barry Buzan, Stuart Croft, Simon Dalby, John S. Duffield, Colin Elman, Louise Fawcett, Lawrence Freedman, James M. Goldgeier, Fen Osler Hampson, William D. Hartung, Michael Jensen, Adam Jones, Danielle Zach Kalbacher, Stuart J. Kaufman, Michael T. Klare, Peter Lawler, Matt McDonald, Colin McInnes, Cornelia Navari, Michael Pugh, Paul R. Pillar, Srinath Raghavan, Paul Rogers, Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, Joanna Spear, Caroline Thomas, Thomas G. Weiss, Nicholas J. Wheeler, Sandra Whitworth, Paul D. Williams, Phil Williams and Frank C. Zagare.

Human Security and Non Citizens

In addition to its use by the UN, human security has further featured in regional inter-governmental and non-governmental declarations, reports, and studies."'4 Also, a number of academic institutions and centres have been established ...

Author: Alice Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513294

Category: Law

Page: 614

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Can the concept of 'human security' help to address the multiple challenges facing non-citizens in a new global era?

Gender Violence and Human Security

Vancouver: Human Security Report Project, Simon Fraser University. ———. 2012. ... Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases. ... “Putting Human Security to the Test: Reflections on Two Peacekeeping Missions in Haiti.

Author: Aili Mari Tripp

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814764908

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The nature of human security is changing globally: interstate conflict and even intrastate conflict may be diminishing worldwide, yet threats to individuals and communities persist. Large-scale violence by formal and informal armed forces intersects with interpersonal and domestic forms of violence in mutually reinforcing ways. Gender, Violence, and Human Security takes a critical look at notions of human security and violence through a feminist lens, drawing on both theoretical perspectives and empirical examinations through case studies from a variety of contexts around the globe. This fascinating volume goes beyond existing feminist international relations engagements with security studies to identify not only limitations of the human security approach, but also possible synergies between feminist and human security approaches. Noted scholars Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig, along with their distinguished group of contributors, analyze specific case studies from around the globe, ranging from post-conflict security in Croatia to the relationship between state policy and gender-based crime in the United States. Shifting the focus of the term “human security” from its defensive emphasis to a more proactive notion of peace, the book ultimately calls for addressing the structural issues that give rise to violence. A hard-hitting critique of the ways in which global inequalities are often overlooked by human security theorists, Gender, Violence, and Human Security presents a much-needed intervention into the study of power relations throughout the world.

The Evolution of International Security Studies

Subse— quent appropriations of Human Security have, however, used the concept in different ways to challenge the state and the current political—economic structure. Tracing the evolution of Human Security since its UNDP inception, ...

Author: Barry Buzan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872618

Category: History

Page: 384

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The first intellectual history of International Security Studies since 1945, providing an unparalleled survey for students and scholars.

Japan and Human Security 21st Century ODA Policy Apologetics and Discursive Co optation

The conclusion of this study is that Human Security is not a real paradigm but rather an appropriate label for those security studies dealing with nonconventional threats and alternative visions of security. It is important to note that ...

Author: Otto Von Feigenblatt


ISBN: 0615173861

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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"This dissertation shows how conservative neo-realist stakeholders in Japan have identified common intrumental security goals with those of Human Security and have co-opted the use of the language of Human Security in order to further the ultimate goal of the "normalization" of Japan in a neo-realist fashion."