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The evolving dialectic between state-centric and human-centric security

Kerr, Pauline


This paper makes three main arguments. First, a critique of both the traditional state-centric approach to security and the more recently articulated human-centric approach suggests that each is necessary but not sufficient to address the contemporary security agenda. Second, there is however conceptual and empirical evidence that shows there is an evolving dialectic between these two approaches which is producing new thinking about security. The dialectic is between two referent objects, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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