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Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations
Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations
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Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations

Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development
David Chandler
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Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations

Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development
David Chandler
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The last two decades have seen the remarkable rise to dominance of human-centred understandings of the world. Indeed, it is now rare to read any analysis of insecurity, conflict or development which does not discuss the need to 'empower' or 'capacity-build' local individuals or communities. In this path-breaking book, Chandler presents a radical challenge to such approaches, arguing that the solutions to the world's problems are now not perceived to lie within external structures of economic, political and social relations, but instead with individuals and groups who are often seen to be the most marginal and powerless. This fundamental change has gone hand-in-hand with the shift from state-based to society-based understandings of the world. Chandler provocatively argues that human-centred approaches have limited rather than expanded the transformative possibilities available to us, and if real change is to be achieved - both at a local and a global level - then a radical re-think in Western thought is required.

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Publisher
Zed Books
Year
2013
ISBN
9781780324869
Topic
Politics & International Relations
Subtopic
International Relations
Edition
1

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