State Responses to Human Security: A National Security Framework

Gregory MacCallion (previously Collins)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    The question of defining security has, in the post-Cold War period, gone through considerable revision, challenge, assertions of continuity and normative calls for change (Baldwin 1997; Rothschild 1995). The historical dominance of traditional national security underwent significant challenges during this period, most significantly because of the introduction of the concept of human security. Human security was promoted in the early 1990s as a challenge to traditional statecentric analysis and practice of security in international relations. Human security promoted the ‘individual’1 as the referent object of security and challenged the state-centrism of traditional national security. Nearly 20 years after its creation, questions remain as to its influence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia
    Editors William T. Tow, David Walton and Rikki Kersten
    Place of PublicationFarnham, Surrey
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    ISBN (Print)9781409456780
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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