The Globalisation of the Human Security Norm: New Zealand/Aotearoa Leadership and Followership in the World

Jacqui True, Maria Tanyag

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines New Zealand/Aotearoa’s global leadership in promoting the human security norm drawing on constructivist and critical international relations scholarship. First, it outlines the theoretical and conceptual links between foreign policies and state social identities with a specific focus on the mediating role of domestic politics for New Zealand’s foreign policy. Second, it identifies two human security issue areas to further demonstrate how New Zealand’s distinct state identity and pragmatism have influenced its approach internationally on climate change and on the women, peace and security agendas. Finally, it emphasises the unique vantage point New Zealand can offer for further deepening and broadening the promotion of the human security norm as an alternative to state-centric approaches to national and international security.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future
    Editors Robert Patman, Iati Iati and Balazs Kiglics
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific
    Pages239-254
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9789813232396
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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