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Human Security: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Keith Krause
Sicherheit und Frieden (S+F) / Security and Peace
Vol. 23, No. 1, Themenschwerpunkt: Human Security (2005), pp. 1-6
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24231437
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

This article outlines the origins of »human security« as a concept stemming from the policy-making community. By advocating a narrow vision of human security revolving around the notion of »freedom from fear« – a perspective emphasizing that human development cannot be advanced without attention to basic security needs – the article asserts that the use of the concept of human security by states and decision-makers is not merely a trivial matter of labelling. Rather, it leads states and policy-makers to focus on different issues, to ask different questions, and even to promote different policies, developments that have a significant impact in shaping at least some parts of the international security agenda for the 21st century.

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