1st Edition

Globalization, Difference, and Human Security

Edited By Mustapha Kamal Pasha Copyright 2013
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    Globalization, Difference, and Human Security seeks to advance critical human security studies by re-framing the concept of human security in terms of the thematic of difference. Drawing together a wide range of contributors, the volume is framed, among others, around the following key questions:

    • What are the silences and erasures of advancing a critical human security alternative without making recognition of difference its central plank?How do we rethink the complex interplay of human security and difference in distinct and varied spatial and cultural settings produced by global forces?
    • What is the nexus between human security and the broader field of global development?
    • What new challenges to Human Security and International Relations are produced with the rise of the ‘post-liberal’ or ‘post-secular’ subject?
    • In what ways releasing human security from identification with the territorial state helps reconceptualize culture?
    • How does Human Security serve as a subspecies of modern humanitarian thought or the latter reinforce imperial imaginaries and the structures of order and morality?
    • Is the pursuit of indigenous rights fundamentally counterpoised to the pursuit of human security?
    • What difference it might make to take the ‘doings and beings’ of communities-of-subsistence rather than basic-needs/wealth-seeking individuals as a point of departure in critical human security studies?
    • How does reconstruction bind post-war and post-disaster states and societies into the global capitalist-democratic political structure?

    Introduction Mustapha Kamal Pasha PART I Genealogy and Critique 1. Human Security, IR, and Difference Craig N. Murphy 2. Global Politics of Human Security Heloise Weber 3. Rethinking the Subject of Human Security David Chandler 4. Human Security, Culture, and Globalization: Transculturality, Creative Practice, or Oeuvre? Matt Davies 5. De-Secularizing the ‘Human’ Giorgio Shani PART II Other Horizons 6. The Missing Human: Human Security, and Empire Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui 7. Developmentalism, Human Security, Indigenous Rights Robbie Shilliam 8. Slums, ‘Subsistence’ and Human Security Ritu Vij 9. Indigeneity and Difference Jean Simon and Claudio González Parra PART III Difference, Globalization, and Governing Practices  10. The Fantastic Social World of Human Security through Global Governance Martin Weber 11. The Romance of Global Health Security Vannesa Pupavac 12. Slavery Remains in Reconstruction and Development Anna Agathangelou


    Mustapha Kamal Pasha is Chair in International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK.

    Globalization, Difference, and Human Security is an outstanding collection of essays by an outstanding cast of scholars. From the first chapter to the last, the contributions are theoretically innovative and politically astute. As a whole, the collection issues a serious critical challenge to international studies and to both scholarly and applied policy communities. Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

    Pasha and his collaborators unravel the liberal underpinnings of ‘human security’ and properly locate it at the heart of contemporary operations of power while somehow managing to retrieve it as a potentially critical concept. This is a valuable contribution on a much contested concept. Vivienne Jabri, King’s College London, UK.