Conflicting perspectives

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Brown, Malcolm. 2013. "Conflicting perspectives." Lautensach, Alexander K. and Lautensach, Sabina W. (ed.) Human security in world affairs: problems and opportunities. Vienna, Austria. Caesarpress. pp. 35-56
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Conflicting perspectives

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleHuman security in world affairs: problems and opportunities
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AuthorBrown, Malcolm
EditorsLautensach, Alexander K. and Lautensach, Sabina W.
Page Range35-56
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages22
Year2013
PublisherCaesarpress
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
ISBN9783902890009
Abstract

Many conflicting perspectives in the study of human security are derived from a dichotomy of 'the West' and 'the rest', which is expressed in many ways: Western and Eastern cultures; the developed world and the developing world; the North and the South; modern and traditional values; secularisation and religiosity; egalitarian and hierarchical polities. This chapter explores the strengths and weaknesses of these dichotomies in the light of human security concerns and paradigms. It focuses on the global contributions of religion to both human security and human insecurity, and on the relationship between human security and human rights.

Keywordsglobalisation; religion and society; human rights
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020449901. Studies of Asian society
500104. Human rights and justice issues (excl. law)
440808. International relations
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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