Human security: Concepts, implications and application to the post-intervention challenges in Afghanistan
|Title||Human security: Concepts, implications and application to the post-intervention challenges in Afghanistan|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Study by the French Centre of International Studies and Research (CERI)|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Volume||Les Etudes du CERI, No. 117-118|
|Number of Pages||77 pp.|
|Publisher||Centre of International Studies and Research (CERI)|
Is the concept of \"human security\" which has been discussed and debated in international organisations and academic circles since 1994 simply \"hot air\", as its critics claim? Or does it provide a suitable framework for proposing multi-sectoral, integrated solutions in a world that is increasingly interconnected? While there is no consensus as to the exact definition of the term, human security goes beyond traditional notions of security to focus on such issues as development and respect for human rights.The paper introduces the carious documents on the subject produced by international organisations, takes up the problem of the relation between academic research and policy-making, and points to a certain number of cases in which nations or regional organisations have included human security as a foreign policy option. Throughout the paper reference is made to the case of Afghanistan that is treated in the study reproduced in annex.