A Decade of Human Security: Global Governance and New Multilateralisms (Global Security in a Changing World)

A Decade of Human Security: Global Governance and New Multilateralisms (Global Security in a Changing World)

By: David R. Black (author), Sandra J. MacLean (editor), Professor Timothy M. Shaw (editor), Professor Nana K. Poku (series_editor)Hardback

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Human security has been advanced as an alternative to traditional state-based conceptualizations of security, yet controversies about the use and abuse of the concept remain. Investigating innovations in the advancement of the human security agenda over the past decade, this book identifies themes and processes around which consensus for future policy action might be built. It considers the ongoing debates regarding the human security agenda, explores prospects and projects for the advancement of human security, addresses issues of human security as emerging forms of new multilateralisms and examines claims that human security is being undermined by US unilateralisms. This comprehensive volume explores the theoretical debate surrounding human security and details the implications for practical application. It will prove ideal for students of international relations, security studies and development studies.

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Sandra J. MacLean is based in the Department of Political Science, at Simon Fraser University, Canada. David R. Black is Associate Professor in Political Science, Departments of Political Science and IDS at Dalhousie University, Canada. Timothy M. Shaw, Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA


Contents: Part I Human Security and 'New' Multilateralisms: Introduction:a decade of human security: what prospects for global governance and new multilateralisms?, Timothy M. Shaw, Sandra J. MacLean, and David R. Black; Whose security? Innovation and responsibility, perception and reality, Ian Smillie; Global legalism and human security, Antonio Franceschet; EU foreign policy motivation: a mix of human security and realist elements, Rory Keane. Part II Canada: a Contradictory Human Security Agenda: Mapping the interplay of human security practice and debates: the Canadian experience, David R. Black; Human security in the national interest? Canada, POGG and the 'new' multilateralism, George A. MacLean; Diminishing human security: the Canadian case, Heather A. Smith. Part III The 'Freedom from Fear' Agenda: Operational Issues: Human security and corporate governance: a critical assessment of Canada's human security agenda, Elizabeth Blackwood; Two Africas? two Ugandas? an African 'democratic developmental state'? Or another 'failed state'?, Timothy M. Shaw; A true measure of success: the discourse and practice of human security in Haiti, Robert Muggah and Keith Krause. Part IV Bringing in 'Freedom from Want': Toward a more inclusive global governance and enhanced human security, Catherine Schittecatte; A silent killer: HIV/AIDS metaphors and human (in)security in Southern Africa, Rebecca Tiessen; The 'securitization' of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: a critical feminist lens, Colleen O'Manique. Part V Research Advances and Objectives: Peacebuilding research and North-South research relationships: perspectives, opportunities and challenges, Pam Scholey; The organization for social science research in Eastern and Southern Africa's contributions to human security research in Africa, Alfred G. Nhema; Postscriptum: prospects for the next decade, Timothy M. Shaw, David R. Black and Sandra J. MacLean; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/09/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780754647737
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780754647737
  • weight: 552
  • ISBN10: 0754647730

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