Moving development and security narratives a step further: Human security in the Human Development Reports. O.A. Gomez, Y. Mine.

OA Gomez, Des Gasper, Y Mine

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Abstract

During the last 20 years, the idea of human security has been spreading globally and locally, albeit unevenly. One factor in this growth has been the role of Human Development Reports as sources of alternative narratives to understand social problems and progress. This paper describes how National and Regional Human Development Reports have generated a rich and analytically fruitful set of approaches to examining and responding to contextual threats, following human security principles – for people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific and prevention-oriented analysis and exploring basic security questions. However, this richness has not fed back yet into the global apex of Human Development Reports and related work, reflecting a disconnection between levels of analysis that hinders the transformation of development and security narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-129
Number of pages16
JournalThe Journal of Development Studies
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2015

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  • EUR-ISS-GGSJ

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