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Routledge Handbook of Human Security

Edited by: Mary Martin , Taylor Owen

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  November  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415581288
eBook ISBN: 9781315885926
Adobe ISBN: 9781134619733

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Book description

This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years.

Human security has been part of academic and policy discourses since it was first promoted by the UNDP in its 1994 Human Development Report. Filling a clear gap in the current literature, this volume brings together some of the key scholars and policy-makers who have contributed to its emergence as a mainstream concept, including Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen and Sadako Ogata, who jointly chaired the 2001 Commission on Human Security. Drawing upon a range of theoretical and empirical analyses, the Handbook provides examples of the use of human security in policies as diverse as disaster management, arms control and counter-terrorism, and in different geographic and institutional settings from Asia to Africa, and the UN. It also raises important questions about how the concept might be adapted and operationalised in future.

Over the course of the book, the authors draw on three key aspects of human security thinking:

  1. Theoretical issues to do with defining human security as a specific discourse
  2. Human security from a policy and institutional perspective, and how it is operationalised in different policy and geographic contexts
  3. Case studies and empirical work

Featuring some of the leading scholars in the field, the Routledge Handbook of Human Security will be essential reading for all students of human security, critical security, conflict and development, peace and conflict studies, and of great interest to students of international security and IR in general.


Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Birth of a Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Human Security: From Definitions to Investigating a Discourse Download PDF
Chapter  3:  In Defense of the Broad View of Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Human Security Thresholds Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Human Security: Political Authority in a Global Era Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Critical Perspectives on Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Siren Song of Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Why Human Security? The Case for Resilience in an Urban Century Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Violent Conflict and the Individual Security Dilemma Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Security and Development: Context Specific Approaches to Human Insecurity  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Human Security in the R2P Era Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Human Security and War Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Human Security and Natural Disasters Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Food and Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Navigating The ‘National Security’ Barrier: A Human Security Agenda for Arms Control in the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Adjusting the Paradigm: A Human Security Framework for Combating Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The United Nations and Human Security: Between Solidarism and Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Japan and Networked Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The European Union and Human Security: The Making of a Global Security Actor Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Pan-Africanization of Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Human Security and East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  An Economist’s Perspective on Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  23:  From Concept to Method: The Challenge of a Human Security Methodology Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Human Security Mapping Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Human Security: Idea, Policy and Law Download PDF
Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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