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Search for Human Security free pdf Nobody discounts the fact that the concept of security has been much contested today. At the heart of the debate over the evolving nature of security is a familiar, albeit mercurial, entity: "The State." The revisionists, in their rejection of the well-defined Ptolemaic order of the Cold War, in which security revolved around the state, have sought to shift the focus of attention to the borderless realm of humanity and its fragile habitat. Dismission attempts to change the referent object of security as heretical of even dangerous, the keepers of the faith maintain that, in a world still dominated by the fore of arms, the locus of security remains, and must remain, the state. The accelerated globalisation of the world economy, revolutionary advances in communications and transport, secessionist pressures, and environmental, health, and demographic trends are all viewed as undermining the state's "traditional" capabilities and authority as never before. In conceding that some of the state's capabilities have been undermined, its adherents contend that no more effective form of political organisation has yet been found to replace it. Despite myriad challenges, the state remains the primary actor on the world stage. It is further maintained that in a world made smaller, and in some ways more homogeneous, by the relentless advance of technology, the state (especially the "nation-state") provides the most effective means of expressing a particular people's sense of identity and uniqueness and satisfying what Benedict Anderson has evocatively referred to as its "metaphysical yearnings. What was once a cottage industry in redefining security rapidly assumed the characteristics of a mature and booming enterprise impinging on the present work to demonstrate how the ultimate security of the individual is the primary focus of the state.

About Narottam Gaan

Narottam Gaan, Ph.D and D.Lit has been teaching political Science and International Studies in different colleges in Orissa since 1978 with unflinching commitment and dedication. Not being lured by the lucre of Allied Services (ICS) in 1983-84, he preferred to stay in the academic life. Publication of innumerable articles and research papers in various journals in India and abroad, and ten books come as a testament to his prominent scholarship and deep contemporary issues concerning policy maker, statesmen, scholars, social scientists and humanity at large. Privileged to visit Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia on an Austrian Government scholarship, he attended many conferences and programmes abroad and received advanced degree in international studies from European University Center for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria.

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Author : Narottam Gaan
Publisher : Reference Press.
Data Published : 01 January 2009
ISBN : 8184050488
EAN : 9788184050486
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 538 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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