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Human Security, Peacebuilding, and the Hazara Minority of Afghanistan: A study of the importance of improving the community security of marginalized groups in peacebuilding efforts in non-Western Societies

Frantzell, Annika LU (2011) SIMT07 20111
Department of Political Science
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis is focused on the lack of investment in the human security of the marginalized Hazara minority of Afghanistan. Human security is a relatively new concept over which there is considerable debate and this thesis presents a discussion of various debates regarding human security and peacekeeping before taking a firm stance in the debates, emphasizing the importance of investing in the human security of marginalized groups in non-Western societies. The case of the human security of the Hazara has never been researched before and this thesis therefore represents a unique case study. This thesis finds that there are four clearly identifiable factors which have led to a lack of investment in the Hazara, namely: the inaccessibility of... (More)
This thesis is focused on the lack of investment in the human security of the marginalized Hazara minority of Afghanistan. Human security is a relatively new concept over which there is considerable debate and this thesis presents a discussion of various debates regarding human security and peacekeeping before taking a firm stance in the debates, emphasizing the importance of investing in the human security of marginalized groups in non-Western societies. The case of the human security of the Hazara has never been researched before and this thesis therefore represents a unique case study. This thesis finds that there are four clearly identifiable factors which have led to a lack of investment in the Hazara, namely: the inaccessibility of their native region, the Hazarajat, continued discrimination against them, the militarization of aid, and the top-down, donor-driven nature of aid in Afghanistan. The effects of this lack of investment manifest themselves both domestically within Afghanistan and internationally, with thousands of Hazaras emigrating to other countries, which emphasize the importance of a bottom-up human security approach to peacebuilding which involves an understanding of the socio-political situation on the ground. (Less)
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author
Frantzell, Annika LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT07 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Afghanistan, Hazara, human security, peacebuilding, community security, marginalized groups
language
English
id
2204122
date added to LUP
2011-11-16 14:39:45
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2014-06-10 14:13:17
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  abstract     = {This thesis is focused on the lack of investment in the human security of the marginalized Hazara minority of Afghanistan. Human security is a relatively new concept over which there is considerable debate and this thesis presents a discussion of various debates regarding human security and peacekeeping before taking a firm stance in the debates, emphasizing the importance of investing in the human security of marginalized groups in non-Western societies. The case of the human security of the Hazara has never been researched before and this thesis therefore represents a unique case study. This thesis finds that there are four clearly identifiable factors which have led to a lack of investment in the Hazara, namely: the inaccessibility of their native region, the Hazarajat, continued discrimination against them, the militarization of aid, and the top-down, donor-driven nature of aid in Afghanistan. The effects of this lack of investment manifest themselves both domestically within Afghanistan and internationally, with thousands of Hazaras emigrating to other countries, which emphasize the importance of a bottom-up human security approach to peacebuilding which involves an understanding of the socio-political situation on the ground.},
  author       = {Frantzell, Annika},
  keyword      = {Afghanistan,Hazara,human security,peacebuilding,community security,marginalized groups},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Human Security, Peacebuilding, and the Hazara Minority of Afghanistan: A study of the importance of improving the community security of marginalized groups in peacebuilding efforts in non-Western Societies},
  year         = {2011},
}