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.




The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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