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No Small HopeTowards the Universal Provision of Basic Goods$
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Kenneth A. Reinert

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190499440

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190499440.001.0001

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Human Security

Human Security

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No Small Hope

Kenneth A. Reinert

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the concept of human security and relates the concept to the basic goods approach. It considers the widespread nature of human security deprivation and the consequent negative impacts for well-being and safety. The chapter examines the right to human security and the central role of this right within the United Nations system of human rights. It considers the related concepts of the right to protect and humanitarian space, the many causes of human insecurity, the contribution of the drug and arms trade to human insecurity, and the various kinds of costs and impacts of human insecurity. It concludes with a brief consideration of various means to better provide human security services.

Keywords:   human security, responsibility to protect, humanitarian space, basic needs, basic goods

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