miniAtlas of Human Security

Overview

This at-a-glance guide to global security provides a wealth of information on armed conflicts since 1946. It maps political violence, the links between poverty and conflict, assaults on human rights — including the use of child soldiers — and the causes of war and peace.

Extraordinary changes have taken place since the end of the Cold War. Despite the escalating violence in Iraq, and the widening war in Darfur, there has been a decline in armed conflict worldwide. The number of ...

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Overview

This at-a-glance guide to global security provides a wealth of information on armed conflicts since 1946. It maps political violence, the links between poverty and conflict, assaults on human rights — including the use of child soldiers — and the causes of war and peace.

Extraordinary changes have taken place since the end of the Cold War. Despite the escalating violence in Iraq, and the widening war in Darfur, there has been a decline in armed conflict worldwide. The number of battle-deaths, genocides and refugees has also decreased. Many of these changes can be attributed to international activism – spearheaded by the UN – that seeks to stop ongoing wars, help negotiate peace settlements, support post-conflict reconstruction, and prevent old wars from flaring up again.

Specially designed to show detailed information on a small scale, this 'miniAtlas of Human Security' is a succinct introduction to today's most pressing security challenges.

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Covering armed conflicts that took place around the world between 1946 and 2005, this conveniently sized atlas is based on data from Human Security Report 2005(Oxford Univ.) and Human Security Brief 2006. As stated in the introduction, "[the book] uses the narrow concept of human security [the protection of individuals from violence, criminal as well as political], and maps the incidence and severity of global violence." The first map divides the world into six regions: the Americas, Central and South Asia, East and Southeast Asia and Oceania, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Line and bar graphs, pie charts, text, and 12 full-color thematic world maps explore "International Armed Conflicts," "State-Based Conflicts on Home Soil," "Time Spent in Conflict," "Non-State Conflicts," "One-Sided Violence," "Battle-Deaths in State-Based Conflicts," "Deaths from Political Violence," "Human Rights Abuse," "Child Soldiers," "War and Poverty," "Conflict and Regime Type," and "Peacekeeping and Armed Conflict." Included are a glossary and a data table by country for "years of existence as state," "number of international armed conflicts," "state-based armed conflicts" (number of years in conflict, number of battle-deaths on home soil, number of conflicts), "non-state armed conflicts" (number of years in conflict, number of battle-deaths on home soil, number of conflicts), "campaigns of one-sided violence," "score on political terror scale," "number of refugees by country of origin," "number of internally displaced persons," "use of child soldiers in active combat," and "regime type."
—Edward K. Werner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821372210
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Series: miniAtlas Series
  • Pages: 66
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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