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.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division|
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About the Author
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
What People are Saying About This
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.
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.