19.0 – Human Security

19.0 – Human Security
Introduction to “Human Security” Human security is about protecting people’s freedoms. It requires defending people from significant and invasive threats, and allowing them to take charge of their own lives. Protection refers to the policies, norms, and organizations necessary to protect people, and could involve a ‘top-down method’ as typical in  democratic governance. Empowerment underlines the role of people as participants, and actors, and involves a ‘bottom-up’ method Human security does not seek to displace state security, but rather to balance it. States have the basic responsibility of offering security. However, they usually fail to execute their responsibilities. Many times,…
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