HUMAN SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIAGender, Energy, Migration and GlobalisationEdited by P. R. Chari and Sonika Gupta
POLITICS, HUMAN RIGHTS, ENERGY, MIGRATION STUDIES
THE WORD SECURITY has a military connotation and refers to the activities involved in protecting or defending a country, in which the state has a central role. This book argues that the state provides as well as threatens security. Therefore, it needs to be checked and balanced by broadening the concept of security to include both military and non-military threats such as those related to social, economic, ecological and political causes.
P.R. Chari is Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi and Visiting Fellow Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.
Sonika Gupta is Research Officer, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.