Current Events Politics
About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Boxes ix
1 Globalizing National Security: Envisioning Security beyond the Nation-State 9
2 The Alchemy of Peace: Elementary Studies on Humans and Security 39
3 "Black Hawk Down": The Limits to Intervention 69
4 A Global Web of Risk: Complex Crises in a Globally Networked World 99
5 Human Rights and Human Security: Pragmatic Perspectives on Human Rights 145
6 Averting Nuclear Armageddon: Reality Checks and Nuclear Balances 175
7 Roadmaps and Roadblocks: Securing Humanity in the Twenty-first Century 193
Bibliographical Essay 229
About the Authors 251
What People are Saying About This
This wonderful book will provide both generalists and specialists a better understanding of the multidimensionality of issues related to human security. All government officials should give this work a careful read as they consider how their policies will enhance or inhibit the development of a more stable, secure world.
In a balanced, well-written synthesis, Battersby and Siracusa quite rightly point out that the quest for human security requires resolution of political, social, and economic injustices. Instructors will find this an excellent book to motivate students to think about human problems globally.