Human Security Report 2005: War and Peace in the 21st Century

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Since the end of the Cold War, armed conflicts have increasingly taken place within, and not between, states. Boundaries between political and criminal violence are becoming increasingly blurred, while the very definition of "security" is undergoing radical change. Today, security is about the protection of communities and individuals from internal violence as well as the defense of borders against external threats. It is this focus--on the individual rather than the state--which distinguishes "human security" from ...

Human Security Report 2005: War and Peace in the 21st Century 2006, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195307399

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