Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security

Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security

by Robert J. Hanlon, Kenneth Christie

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442609600
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 05/18/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert 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 Contents


Part I

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

Part II

4. Global Governance, Security, and Conflict
5. Human Security and Civil Society
6. Intervention and Post-Conflict Strategies in Human Security and Peacebuilding

Part III

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

Brent E. Sasley

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.

Charli Carpenter

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.

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