Human rights, human needs, human development, human security: relationships between four international 'human' discourses
AbstractHuman rights, human development and human security form increasinglyimportant, partly interconnected, partly competitive and misunderstood ethicaland policy discourses. Each tries to humanize a pre-existing and unavoidablemajor discourse of everyday life, policy and politics; each has emerged withinthe United Nations world; each relies implicitly on a conceptualisation ofhuman need; each has specific strengths. Yet mutual communication,understanding and co-operation are deficient, especially between human rightsand the other discourses. The paper tries to identify respective strengths,weaknesses, and potential complementarity. It suggests that human securitydiscourse may offer a working alliance between humanized discourses ofrights, development and need.
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