Traditional Security vs Human Security

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TRADITIONAL SECURITY VS HUMAN SECURITY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS INSTRUCTOR: SURAT HORACHAIKUL 12/13/2012 TRADITIONAL SECURITY VS HUMAN SECURITY 2012 Table of Contents 1. INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................... 2 2. TRADITIONAL SECURITY VS HUMAN SECURITY .................................................................................... 3 2.1. TRADITIONAL SECURITY ................................................................................................................ 3 2.2. HUMAN SECURITY…show more content…
There are critics of the concept of human security which claim that if all the components of well-being are included, the term will become essentially meaningless, as it permits the inclusion of practically everything that affects any larger groups of individuals adversely.1 2.3.RELATION OF TRADITIONAL SECURITY AND HUMAN SECURITY Human security is a very broad concept of security and has been developed in order to challenge traditional security studies, after people realized that nowadays poverty, diseases, and natural disaster are a much bigger threat to the security of people than war. However even though human security has emerged as a challenge of ideas, human and traditional/national security are not mutually exclusive concepts. Many people have argued that it is not possible to attain human security without traditional security and the other way around. 1 Security Studies Today - Terry Terriff, Stuart Croft, Lucy James, Patrick Morgan - 1999 RANGSIT UNIVERSITY 3 TRADITIONAL SECURITY VS HUMAN SECURITY 2012 When you analyze the relation of traditional security and human security, you can take 4 different factors in order to explain the main differences. Referent While human security is people-centered and its focus shifts to protect individuals, traditional security policies are created to promote demands from the state. Furthermore all other interests are subordinated to those of the state; traditional security
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