Beyond Realism

Beyond Realism : Human Security in India and Pakistan in the Twenty-First Century

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Focusing on India and Pakistan, this book adopts an innovative combination of realist analysis with a human security approach. It will be a valuable resource for a wide variety of scholars, practitioners, and analysts who focus on policy analysis in South Asia. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying comparative politics and human security issues in South Asia will find useful perspectives in the volume's fresh focus on including human security as a policy priority.show more

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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 90.72g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739121545
  • 9780739121542

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Rekha Datta's book is an important, theoretically grounded and empirically rich attempt to deal with the nascent concept of human security in India and Pakistan. Even those who work outside this emergent area of international relations will find this book to be thoughtful and provocative. -- Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University The book will be of interest primarily to the general reader. CHOICE, December 2008 Human security is a powerful analytical lens through which to frame the security needs of citizens independently of the military threats to one country from another. India and Pakistan represent a mere one-hundredth of the number of countries in the system of states today. Yet their people comprise one-sixth of the world's total population, a truer indication of their weight in world affairs. Human security, in addition to enabling us to frame threats differently and more realistically in terms of the daily lives of human beings, also provides a different and more people-friendly policy template for the authoritative allocation of scarce resources. It is a strength of Dr. Datta's book that, even while delinking security from the state and attaching it to people instead, she highlights the importance of the state in ensuring human security through public policy choices. -- Ramesh Thakur, distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, professor of political science at University of Wateshow more

About Rekha Datta

Rekha Datta is associate professor and chair of political science at Monmouth University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Foreword Chapter 4 1 Through the Looking Glass: Security Imperatives in India and Pakistan Chapter 5 2 From State Security to Human Security: Bringing the State Back In Chapter 6 3 The Kashmir Quagmire Chapter 7 4 The Nuclear Nexus Chapter 8 5 Beyond War to Making Money Chapter 9 6 Human Security, Millennium Development Goals, and Education Chapter 10 7 Public Health and Human Security Chapter 11 8 Security Through Dignity: Addressing Violence Against Women Chapter 12 9 Conclusion: Toward a New Paradigm-Will Human Security Guarantee Safety? Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 About the Authorshow more

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