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Human Security after 25 Years: Some Introductory Remarks and Critical Reflections

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Authors
Peou, Sorpong
Issue Date
2019-11
Publisher
The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.7 No.2, pp. 161-181
Keywords
human securityregimenational securitymilitary interventionpeacebuildingsmart sanctions
Abstract
After 25 years, the global vision for human security as a concept and a policy commitment remains unfulfilled in most parts of the world. In fact, more and more evidence points to the growing reality that the idea of securing people has once again succumbed to the traditional concepts of state security and regime security, as it did after World War II. Part of the problem can be found in some major policy instruments adopted by proponents of human security. Military intervention for human protection, economic sanctions and judicial punishment or threats thereof, which have been regarded as policy instruments to protect people or promote human security, have proved to be either insufficient or ineffective, and at worst counter-productive.
ISSN
2288-2693 (print)
2288-2707 (online)
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/162855
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