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This book provides seven studies that address major issues such as the human rights and human security nexus, gender aspects of human security, ethical and environmental challenges, human security as a basic element for a policy framework, the human security agenda developed by the Human Security Network, and debates on human security within the United Nations. Building on its variety of themes, the book takes account of the complexity and scope of the concept of human security, and proposes thereby to refresh and enrich discussion Contributors are internationally renowned experts in the different subfields of human security Offers an overview of current trends and insights on what is at stake if the international community is to maintain the momentum created a few years ago when the concept of human security emerged Designed to help both newcomers and experts in the field of human security Readers will find inspiration in the new developments of a concept that aims to shape practical action to meet the needs of the most vulnerable

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405192637
ISBN-10: 1405192631
Format: Paperback
(249mm x 176mm x 7mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Moufida Goucha

Moufida Goucha is Chief of Section of the Human Security, Democracy and Philosophy Section at UNESCO. John Crowley is Chief of Section of the Ethics of Sciences and Technology Section at UNESCO. He is also the Chief Editor of the International Social Sciences Journal.