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Human security

Gilder, A. ORCID: (2021) Human security. In: Richmond, O. and Visoka, G. (eds.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 494-503.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11795-5_191-1


A contested concept such as human security is not easily defined in concrete terms. Instead, human security has two key elements: (1) it aims to shift the referent object of security from the state to the individual giving the individual intrinsic value and placing the interests of the individual ahead of the state; (2) it gives rise to a broader view on what can cause insecurity and that many threats are interconnected and reinforcing.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:101397
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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