Protecting Human Security in a Post 9 11 World: Critical and by Giorgio Shani, Makoto Sato, Mustapha Kamal Pasha

By Giorgio Shani, Makoto Sato, Mustapha Kamal Pasha

Written by way of prime gurus from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South the United States, this groundbreaking quantity bargains the 1st actually international and significant standpoint on human safeguard within the submit September 11 global. the gathering deals distinct interpretations on mainstream discourses on human safeguard; blends conception and comparative research of the human defense in cutting edge methods; and opens up the sector to a brand new study schedule in severe human protection to provide a hard and provocative viewpoint on a key worldwide factor.

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Among the effects of human security’s extended purview over biological life is the encroachment of the state on the human body, giving the state a greater stake in and control over that body. 3 That is to say that human security discourse functions as a form of Foucauldian biopolitics where bodies are amassed and expended in the interests of state and capital. By rendering the individual body differently accessible to – and thus a different kind of subject of – security, human security discourse delivers biological life to the state to serve as a resource for its own security, rather than having the state secure the individual whom human security claims more effectively to protect.

8 The principle of cooperative security, for example, was designed to engender a positive identification among states, reconfiguring security not as the dominion of each individual state but rather, as the responsibility of all (Wendt 1996). As such, cooperative security incorporates everything from non-offensive defence to environmental security to drug threats to human rights and the autonomy of civil society in order to address security in an age of globalization (Dalby 2000). Societal security follows from the re-emergence of questions of ethnic and national identities in relation to the state, especially in the wake of such events as the collapse of the Soviet Union, the war in the former Yugoslavia, and conflict in Africa in the 1990s.

One of their central demands is Giorgio Shani 9. 10. 11. 12. 29 for ‘a timetable for the withdrawal of the multinational forces from Iraq’ (Klein 2005). The term ‘Washington Consensus’, originally coined by John Williamson, refers to the convergence of economic policy prescriptions promoted by the IMF, World Bank and US during the late 1980s and early 1990s in favour of ‘liberalization, privatization, minimizing economic regulation, rolling back welfare, reducing expenditures on public goods, tightening fiscal discipline, favouring free flows of capital, strict controls on organized labour, tax reduction and unrestricted currency repatriation’ (Falk 1999: 3).

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