Human Security as Statecraft

Human Security as Statecraft

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This book critically investigates the discourses and practices of human security and aims to delve below the stereotypical imageries representing them. Drawing on Foucault and Deleuze, the author approaches human security from a new perspective, with the aim of ascertaining what has been behind and underneath a certain spatio-temporal articulation of human security, and with what political implications and consequences. Each human security assemblage is composed of messy discourses and practices which are loosely related and sometimes even disconnected. This book examines the Canadian and Japanese articulations of human security and establishes the kinds of structural terrains have enabled, shaped, or blocked the unfolding of these versions of human security. The pivotal contention of the book is that Canadian and Japanese articulations of human security have been different because they have grown from completely different domestic economies of power governing the relationship between the state apparatus and the non-profit and voluntary sector. While the Canadian human security assemblage has been shaped by transformations in the countrya€™s advanced liberal model of government, the Japanese has been shaped by the continuities of Japana€™s bureaucratic authoritarianism. A novel approach is employed for the related process-tracing: a general series linking structural conditions with actual articulations of the human security projects, and their further development, including analysis of their unintended consequences. This book will be of much interest to students of Critical Security Studies, human security, global governance, foreign policy and IR/Security studies.Gordon, Andrew (1998) a#39;The invention ofJapanesestyle labor managementa#39;, inVlastos, Stephen (ed.) ... Available at: alt;www.vsi working_together/pcoe.pdfagt; (accessed 27 October 2010). ... Hassan, Mohamed J .(1995) a#39;Asian perspective on securitya#39;, inMatsumae, Tatsuro andChen, Lincoln C. (eds) Common Securityin ... Hata, Ikuhiro (1988) a#39;Continental expansion, 1905a€“ 41a#39;, in Duus, Peter and Hall, John W. (eds) The Cambridge History of Japan:The Twentiethanbsp;...

Title:Human Security as Statecraft
Author:Nik Hynek
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-02-13


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