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The Security-Development Nexus: Towards a New Framework combining the Need for Security with the Strive for Development?

Brinkestam, Jens LU (2012) STVK12 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
It is frequently proposed that security and development are inextricably linked. Through history, development and security have constituted separate discourses, but during the 1990s matters of security and development was increasingly being discussed in concert, both in relation to discourse and policy, giving rise to what is commonly referred to as the security-development nexus. When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed on, goals relating to security and human rights were missing, despite being topics of much focus in the Millennium Declaration. This has led scholars to call for a comprehensive approach to development and security, stemming from a human security paradigm. This thesis examines the ideational processes shaping the... (More)
It is frequently proposed that security and development are inextricably linked. Through history, development and security have constituted separate discourses, but during the 1990s matters of security and development was increasingly being discussed in concert, both in relation to discourse and policy, giving rise to what is commonly referred to as the security-development nexus. When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed on, goals relating to security and human rights were missing, despite being topics of much focus in the Millennium Declaration. This has led scholars to call for a comprehensive approach to development and security, stemming from a human security paradigm. This thesis examines the ideational processes shaping the security-development nexus. Further, it focuses on the possibilities for a concerted undertaking combining security and development policy, promoting development and responding to the threats the new security landscape poses to human security. Taking a social constructivist theoretical positioning, this thesis will argue that there is a need to re-think the idea of security policy if such an undertaking is to be realized, by constructing security and development policy based on a human security paradigm. To strengthen and test its arguments, the paper is drawing on examples from Liberia. (Less)
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Brinkestam, Jens LU
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STVK12 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
security-development nexus, ideational processes, Millennium Development Goals, human security, Liberia
language
English
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2544634
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2012-06-28 10:12:01
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@misc{2544634,
  abstract     = {It is frequently proposed that security and development are inextricably linked. Through history, development and security have constituted separate discourses, but during the 1990s matters of security and development was increasingly being discussed in concert, both in relation to discourse and policy, giving rise to what is commonly referred to as the security-development nexus. When the Millennium Development Goals were agreed on, goals relating to security and human rights were missing, despite being topics of much focus in the Millennium Declaration. This has led scholars to call for a comprehensive approach to development and security, stemming from a human security paradigm. This thesis examines the ideational processes shaping the security-development nexus. Further, it focuses on the possibilities for a concerted undertaking combining security and development policy, promoting development and responding to the threats the new security landscape poses to human security. Taking a social constructivist theoretical positioning, this thesis will argue that there is a need to re-think the idea of security policy if such an undertaking is to be realized, by constructing security and development policy based on a human security paradigm. To strengthen and test its arguments, the paper is drawing on examples from Liberia.},
  author       = {Brinkestam, Jens},
  keyword      = {security-development nexus,ideational processes,Millennium Development Goals,human security,Liberia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Security-Development Nexus: Towards a New Framework combining the Need for Security with the Strive for Development?},
  year         = {2012},
}