SchuckSecurity in a Changing Global Environment

In an extensive theoretical debate this book gives shape to the concept of Human Security, placing it in its historical context and analyzing it critically. Moreover, certain political, social and ecological aspects of Human Security are individually discussed and focused upon in relation to classical security concepts. Finally, the restrictive actor-centered focus of Human Security is systematically expanded through the discussion and analysis of selected regional security structures. The book is intended as a critical contribution to the international security debate, which will demonstrate that, due to its high normative inclusiveness, the Human Security approach has conceptual and analytical inconsistencies which cause both theoretical and empirical problems.