A Response to Edward Newman: Conspicuously Absent? Why the Secretary-General Used Human Security in All But Name
While final judgement on the inclusion of human security in the latest succession of United Nations (UN) reform reports will have to wait until the September 2005 UN reform negotiations and beyond, there is no doubt, as Edward Newman points out, that the core principles of human security are reaching a very high level of international acceptance. However, Newman's otherwise concise and persuasive work stops short of reconciling the normative boost given to the 'themes' of human security with the conceptual slight of the Secretary-General's failure to define explicitly the concept. The possible reasons behind this avoidance should raise serious questions for proponents of this still marginalised concept. ...
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Publication date: 01 November 2005
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