Freedom vs Necessity in International Relations by David Chandler
Human-Centred Approaches to Security and Development

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The last two decades have seen the rise to dominance of human-centred understandings of the world. Indeed, it is now rare to read any analysis of insecurity, conflict or development which does not discuss the need to empower local individuals or communities. As David Chandler argues in this path-breaking book, solutions to the world’s problems are now perceived to lie not within structures of economic, political and social relations, but with individuals and groups. Chandler provocatively makes the case that human-centred approaches have limited rather than expanded the transformative possibilities available to us, and if real change is to be achieved then a radical re-think is required.

About David Chandler

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David Chandler is Professor of International Relations at the University of Westminster. He is author of several books and edits the Journal of Statebuilding and Intervention.
Published March 14, 2013 by Zed Books. 202 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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