Unformatted text preview: Does Hunger Lead to insecurity? • Yes: if in terms of human security • No: in terms of traditional state security Human Security • Based on the claim that “a feeling of insecurity arises more from worries about daily life than from the dread of a cataclysmic world event” (UN 1994: 22) • 4 characteristics o universal concern o interdependent o …. o …. • Safety from chronic threats such as hunger, disease and repression (UN 1994: 23) • Protection from sudden and hurtful disruptions in patterns of daily life (UN 1994: 23) Levels of Human Security • Global: poverty, terrorism, AIDS, environment • But, the focus remains on people Threats to Human Security • Economic • Food • Health • Environmental • Personal • Community • Political...
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- Fall '07
- Poverty, Famine, Malnutrition