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:
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.
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
The Series provides a forum for innovative and interdisciplinary work that engages with alternative critical, post-structural, feminist, postcolonial, psychoanalytic and cultural approaches to international relations and global politics. In our first 5 years we have published 60 volumes.
We aim to advance understanding of the key areas in which scholars working within broad critical post-structural traditions have chosen to make their interventions, and to present innovative analyses of important topics. Titles in the series engage with critical thinkers in philosophy, sociology, politics and other disciplines and provide situated historical, empirical and textual studies in international politics.
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‘As Michel Foucault has famously stated, "knowledge is not made for understanding; it is made for cutting" In this spirit The Edkins - Vaughan-Williams Interventions series solicits cutting edge, critical works that challenge mainstream understandings in international relations. It is the best place to contribute post disciplinary works that think rather than merely recognize and affirm the world recycled in IR's traditional geopolitical imaginary.’
Michael J. Shapiro, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA