Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security
Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want is a brief introduction to human security, conflict, and development. The book analyzes such key human security issues as climate change, crimes against humanity, humanitarian intervention, international law, poverty, terrorism, and transnational crime, among others. The authors encourage readers to critically assess emerging threats while evaluating potential mechanisms of deterrence such as conflict resolution, economic development, diplomacy, peacekeeping, international law, and restorative justice. Concise yet comprehensive, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want is an ideal text for human security courses.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 288 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
Reviews[...] a unique, valuable, up-to-date work that belongs in most academic libraries, and that could also serve as a textbook for an introductory undergraduate course in human security.
Theoretical grounding, policy relevance, and up-to-date case studies: Hanlon and Christie blend all of these into an overview of human security useful for students, teachers, policymakers, and anyone who cares about the human condition in the twenty-first century.
Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
This book fills two gaps in the field of human security studies: it provides a comprehensive and updated overview of the human security paradigm that encompasses all of its main ideas and concepts; and it integrates economic factors into the discussion, including on topics related to conflict and global governance. The range of contemporary issue-areas covered here is impressive, and includes the Syrian civil war, the prevalence of sexual violence, and transnational corruption. The text speaks directly to subjects that students are studying today and should be required reading.
Brent E. Sasley, University of Texas at Arlington
Author InformationRobert J. Hanlon is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Asian Politics at Thompson Rivers University, as well as Associate Faculty Member in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University.
Kenneth Christie is Professor in the School of Humanitarian Studies and Head of the Human Security and Peacebuilding program at Royal Roads University.
Table of contentsAcknowledgements
1. Human Security, Conflict, and Development
2. Conflict in the Post-Cold War Era
3. Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Foundations for Human Security
4. Global Governance, Security, and Conflict
5. Human Security and Civil Society
6. Intervention and Post-Conflict Strategies in Human Security and Peacebuilding
7. Globalization, Governance and Freedom from Poverty
8. Business and Human Security in Fragile Environments
9. Displaced people, Transnational Crime, and Human Security
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