Since “human security” was first introduced as a new concept in the UNDP’s Human Development Report (1994), it has attracted much attention in the academic circles and policymakers around the world. This concept has been adopted into the policies of some countries, particularly Japan and Canada. Fundamentally, “human security” is composed of the two elements of “human development” and “human dignity (human rights).” In contrast to the traditional concept of “national security,” which focuses on the protection of the state from military threats, “human security” focuses on the security of individual citizens and includes not only security from war and other forms of physical violence but also security from political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental threats. This course, with a particular focus on Japan’s human security policy, will examine how it is defined, how it is implemented, and what its significance and problems are.
- Spring 2012 - MIIS
- Morse B206(MRSE B206)
- 2:00pm-3:50pm on Thursday (Jan 30, 2012 to May 18, 2012)
- Tsuneo Akaha
- Language & Intercultural Study
- Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- MIIS Graduate
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