Environment crucial to human security

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2006) Environment crucial to human security. New Sunday Times.

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THE world today is increasingly becoming insecure. But most would understand this in a narrow sense, namely in the context of national security, that is, the vulnerability of the nation state being attacked. Thus, the focus is mainly on protecting the state — its boundaries, peoples, institutions and values — from outside intrusions. Unfortunately, nowadays it is not only the state that is less secure, but also the individual. There is then an urgent need to conceptualise the notion of human security, taking into account the complex interrelated threats associated with war and genocide, and the resulting mass displacement of people. The importance of human security is underscored by the fact that about 2,8 billion are said to suffer from poverty, ill health and illiteracy as compared to about 800,000 people a year said to have lost their lives to violence per se.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV6251-6773.55 Crimes and offenses
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 09:13
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33413

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