Securing Humanity: Situating ‘Human Security’ as Concept and Discourse

@article{Gasper2005SecuringHS,
  title={Securing Humanity: Situating ‘Human Security’ as Concept and Discourse},
  author={D. Gasper},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={221 - 245}
}
  • D. Gasper
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of Human Development
The label ‘human security’ has attracted much attention since the 1994 Human Development Report, but there are numerous conflicting definitions and agendas, and widespread scepticism. The Ogata–Sen Commission report Human Security Now has proposed a unified yet flexible definition and agenda. This paper specifies the Human Security Now concept as the intersection of: a concern with reasoned freedoms; a focus on basic needs; and a concern for stability as well as levels in key human development… Expand
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