Human Security

Fen O. Hampson and Christopher K. Penny

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Human Security

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This article gives the benefits of redefining ‘security’ in order to emphasize human beings instead of states. It shows that human security is firmly embedded in today's language of world politics. Human security also reflects the role of the UN in advancing at occasionally enforcing new international norms that place the individual at the core of modern understandings of international security.

Keywords: security; human security; language; world politics; international norms; modern understandings; international security

Article.  8970 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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