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Fall 2012 - MIIS
Aug 13, 2020
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IPOL 8599 - HumanSecurity:Concept & Policy
The concept of "human security" was first introduced in the 1994 Human >Development Report by the United Nations Development Program. It has >since attracted growing attention in the academic and policy >communities around the world. The concept has also become part of >official policy in some countries, including Japan and Canada. In >contrast to the traditional concept of "national security" with its >focus on the security of the state against military threats, "human >security" emphasizes the protection of individual citizens¹ security >not only from war and other forms of physical violence but also from >threats of a political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental >nature. At the most fundamental level, ³human security² is defined as >"freedom from fear" and "freedom from want," but beyond that there are >competing approaches to it, as well as critical challenges to it both >as a concept and as a guide for national or international policy. >This course will critically examine: (1) "human security" as a concept; >(2) opportunities and challenges in translating the concept into >policy"; and (3) case studies of human security problems and policies >from around the world.


4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MIIS Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Intl Policy & Management Division
International Policy Department


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