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A Human Security Approach To Nuclear Disarmament

January 10, 2018
By Shivani Singh

Despite the best intentions of nuclear disarmament groups, failure to adopt norms surrounding human security in disarmament has proved to be a major impediment in achieving concrete progress. Why is the human security approach needed in nuclear disarmament? Why has it taken a backseat to a country’s military and strategic considerations? How can human security norms be built into the nuclear disarmament discourse? Human security studies deal with the merging of traditional and non-traditional threats to security, narrowing down the analysis to the unit level where the individual is the subject matter of the debate.
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