Human Security Studies : Theories, Methods And Themes

Human Security Studies : Theories, Methods And Themes

Human Security Studies : Theories, Methods and Themes

Human Security Studies: Theories, Methods and Themes examines the concept of human security from different theoretical and methodological perspectives and shows how they help shed light on the different themes of global intervention. Liberal perspectives, represented by global legalism and developmentalism, share the optimism that human security can be ensured and enhanced through strengthening global governance. Realists remain skeptical about this liberal vision. While also critical of the liberal promise, critical theorists and feminists offer radical perspectives on human security. All these perspectives help explain the challenges of military intervention for human protection, micro-disarmament, international criminal justice, smart sanctions, human rights and democracy promotion, and human development.

Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in political science and international relations; policy makers in the defence and foreign affairs ministries; legal professionals.

Review
"This book is really impressive. It will be very timely and indispensable. Sorpong has done human security scholars a signal service." -- Dr Amitav Acharya, Professor of International Relations and Chair of ASEAN Studies Center, American University, USA

"Sorpong Peou's treatment of human security from different theoretical perspectives is sophisticated, timely and necessary. Only through understanding...

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