• Roland Paris

Still An Inscrutable Concept

Security Dialogue 35:3 (Sept. 2004), pp. 370-72

Abstract: Because the concept encompasses both physical security and more general notions of economic and social well-being, it is impractical to talk about certain socioeconomic factors ‘causing’ an increase or decline inhuman security, given that these factors are themselves part of the definition of human security. The study of causal relationships requires a degree of analytical separation that the notion of human security lacks.

Roland Paris
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa

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Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 3M5, Canada


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