Human Security and the UN: A Critical History

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S. Neil MacFarlane, Yuen Foong Khong
Indiana University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 346 pages
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How did the individual human being become the focus of the contemporary discourse on security? What was the role of the United Nations in "securing" the individual? What are the payoffs and costs of this extension of the concept? Neil MacFarlane and Yuen Foong Khong tackle these questions by analyzing historical and contemporary debates about what is to be secured. From Westphalia through the 19th century, the state's claim to be the object of security was sustainable because it offered its subjects some measure of protection. The state's ability to provide security for its citizens came under heavy strain in the 20th century as a result of technological, strategic, and ideological innovations. By the end of World War II, efforts to reclaim the security rights of individuals gathered pace, as seen in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a host of United Nations covenants and conventions. MacFarlane and Khong highlight the UN's work in promoting human security ideas since the 1940s, giving special emphasis to its role in extending the notion of security to include development, economic, environmental, and other issues in the 1990s.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Archaeology of Human Security
19
The Prehistory of Human Security
23
The UN and Human Security during the Cold War
61
The Evolving Critique of National Security
107
The Emergence of Human Security
139
The UN and Human Security The Development Dimension
143
The UN and Human Security The Protection Dimension
164
Human Security and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups
202
Human Security and the UN A Critique
225
Conclusion
261
Notes
271
Index
325
About the Authors
343
About the United Nations Intellectual History Project
345
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About the author (2006)

S. Neil MacFarlane is Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University and Professional Fellow at St. Anne's College.

Yuen Foong Khong is John G. Winant University Lecturer in American Foreign Policy and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University.

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