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Human Security and Non-Citizens

Human Security and Non-Citizens

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Carla Ferstman Edited by Alice Edwards
Cambridge University Press, 2010-01-14
EAN 9780521513296, ISBN10: 0521513294

Hardcover, 642 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.5 cm
Language: English

The past decades have seen enormous changes in our perceptions of 'security', the causes of insecurity and the measures adopted to address them. Threats of terrorism and the impacts of globalisation and mass migration have shaped our identities, politics and world views. This volume of essays analyses these shifts in thinking and, in particular, critically engages with the concept of 'human security' from legal, international relations and human rights perspectives. Contributors consider the special circumstances of non-citizens, such as refugees, migrants, and displaced and stateless persons, and assess whether, conceptually and practically, 'human security' helps to address the multiple challenges they face.

'A very fine set of essays! Many of those writing span both academic and practitioner worlds, making this a particularly valuable and accessible volume.' Professor Gil Loescher, University of Oxford