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date: 23 June 2021

p. 626. Human security and developmentlocked

p. 626. Human security and developmentlocked

  • Christopher S. Browning


More expansive definitions of human security suggest that, although violent conflicts and their effects are important, far more people's lives are blighted by poverty, hunger, disease, and natural disasters. ‘Human security and development’ explains how concerns about human security are often translated into concerns about the stability and security of existing political structures and ruling regimes. For critics, expansive understandings of human security are beset with problems. Where, for example, should the boundaries of human security be drawn, how should we prioritize between different dimensions and commitments, and who should make these decisions and on what grounds?

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