Security 2.0: Dealing With Global Wicked Problems (Peace And Security In The 21st Century)
Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems (Peace and Security in the 21st Century)
Today, international security issues are slowly being reconsidered through the lens of human security, which refers to a combination of political, economic, social, nutritional, environmental, physical health, and personal safety issues. When first mentioned in 1994, the concept of human security represented a significant first step in understanding that security dilemmas could no longer be seen as purely geopolitical phenomena that revolve around the nation-state.
This book explains the progress made toward human security since then and the steps that remain to be taken to achieve it fully. It begins by addressing how the nation-state is both the source and the solution of security problems in the world before demonstrating how the meaning of security itself is being reconsidered and traditional approaches are being challenged. Building on the concept of human security, the book looks at how we are slowly moving toward large-scale political and social change. It argues that it is time for a “security 2.0” approach, different from the traditional models of national security.
Thus Security 2.0 addresses new challenges and their political responses, pointing toward alternatives to what is...