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Global security and human security

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  • Intriligator D, Michael

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I argue that the idea of "security" must extend well beyond its traditional military dimension to encompass the interrelated military, political, economic, environmental, health, and other international and global threats arising mainly from our global interdependence. There is no better time than now to build global consensus on many of these issues, and the logical party to take the initiative would clearly be a revitalized UN along with its various components and affiliated agencies, including relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are accredited to the UN. International cooperation among these institutions should become increasingly important in achieving our shared global security goals. It is obvious that we will need new theories and analytic frameworks for global security to replace traditional but outdated theories such as containment, balance of power, deterrence, and hegemonic stability. Research of such significance, urgency, and difficulty would require wide international collaboration engaging the top scientists and research facilities of many nations.

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  • Intriligator D, Michael, 2011. "Global security and human security," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:1:y:2011:i:1:p:1-10
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