ONE WORLD Series, Vol. 21

Human Security –

Global Challenges and Regional Perspectives

Cornelia Ulbert, Sascha Werthes (ed.)

Baden-Baden 2009; pp 207; 19.90 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8329-3367-8

- only published in German -

Human security, as a self-standing security concept, has featured prominently in political and academic debate for more than a decade. The concept of human security puts the individual – not the state – at the heart of security for the first time.

Volume No 21 in the ONE WORLD series is edited by Cornelia Ulbert and Sascha Werthes from the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. It begins with a comprehensive review of the human security debate before focussing on ways of developing the concept and supporting its implementation. The book considers the relative importance of the three dimensions of the human security concept, i.e. "protection from violence", "protection from need", and "human rights protection". In its third section, it also offers regional perspectives on human security.

Volume 21 in the ONE World Series (only published in German) can be ordered directly from the Development and Peace Foundation or from the publisher Nomos Verlag.


Anchoring global governance in societies


The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance


Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace


On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

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