Human Security

Alexander Gilder

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A contested concept such as human security is not easily defined in concrete terms. Instead, human security has two key elements: (1) it aims to shift the referent object of security from the state to the individual giving the individual intrinsic value and placing the interests of the individual ahead of the state; (2) it gives rise to a broader view on what can cause insecurity and that many threats are interconnected and reinforcing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
EditorsOliver Richmond, Gëzim Visoka
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11795-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2021

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