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Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the 21st century, namely global environmental change and globalization. It presents a conceptual framework for ... More


The New Paternalism

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 1 Nov 1994, the UN Trusteeship Council voted to suspend operations after Palau, the last remaining trust territory, attained independence. The sovereign state has emerged out of decolonization as ... More


Protecting Human Security in Africa

Ademola Abass (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This book discusses some of the most potent threats to human security in Africa. It deals especially with those threats to the security of African people which are least understood or explored. In ... More


An Introduction to Protecting Human Security in Africa

Ademola Abass

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of human security. It considers the distinctions between human security, human rights, and human development. It then moves on to a discussion of ... More


The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as a Collective Human Security Resource: Promise, Performance, and Prospects

Obiora Chinedu Okafor

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter argues that contrary to the way in which it has been generally imagined in the dominant collective human security literature, the African Commission is by design, and in terms of its ... More


African Peace and Security Architecture and the Protection of Human Security

Ademola Abass

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines how and whether African regional organizations, acting within the framework of the African peace and security architecture (APSA), can ensure an effective regime of human ... More


Human Security and the Protection of Refugees in Africa

Maria O’Sullivan

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the so called ‘protracted’ refugee situations which have proved the most problematic in terms of human security in Africa and the way in which recent United Nations High ... More


Food Security in Africa

Opeoluwa Badaru

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the idea and emerging norm of food security in the context of Africa. It begins with an elaboration of the concept of food security. It evaluates the state of food insecurity in ... More


Human Rights of Women in Africa: A Prerequisite for Human Security

Manisuli Ssenyonjo

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the relationship between culture and the realization of the human rights of women in Africa. The chapter is organized a follows: Section 2 provides an overview of human rights ... More


Introduction: Religion and Human Security: an Understudied Relationship

Clark B. Lombardi and James K. Wellman

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book grew out of a series of international workshops on religion and human security that were funded by the Luce Foundation and organized by the Comparative Religion Program based in the ... More


Human Security in an Era of Global Change

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines current efforts to address the challenges associated with global change process, and discusses the limitations of addressing each process in isolation. It first draws attention ... More


The Role of the Human and Peoples’ Rights Section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

Gino J Naldi

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the overdue creation of an African court dealing with human rights. It considers whether the court's mandate is sufficiently robust to meet the significant challenges to the ... More


The Role of NGOs and Civil Society in Advancing Human Security in Africa

Rachel Murray

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the African human rights mechanism and their contribution to the development of issues relating to human security. It first ... More


Introduction

Robin M. Leichenko and Karen L. O'Brien

in Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195177329
eISBN:
9780199869800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177329.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This introductory chapter defines processes of global environmental change and globalization. It shows that although both processes have been going on for centuries, the speed, scale, and spatial ... More


Strategic Peacebuilding: Concepts and Challenges

Peter Wallensteen

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Wallensteen argues that further defining and specifying key concepts in peacebuilding will result in increased consistency and contribute to the development of policy-relevant strategies for peace. ... More


Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

James K. Wellman and Clark Lombardi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the long-unstudied relationship between religion and human security throughout the world. The 1950s marked the beginning of a period of extraordinary religious revival, during ... More


The ILO and ‘Human Security’ of Sub-Saharan African Labour

Ben Chigara

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the International Labour Organization's (ILO) contribution to the recognition and promotion of the inherent dignity of sub-Saharan African labour. It argues that in the pursuit ... More


Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa

Abiodun Alao

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter ties together the multi-dimensional links between natural resources management and human security in Africa. The central argument is that for human security to be well established in the ... More


Piracy off Somalia: The ‘Emperors and the Thieves of the Oceans’ in the 21st Century

Efthymios Papastavridis

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the problem of piracy in Africa. It first considers the possible legal justifications for the current counter-piracy operations and then scrutinizes the relevant measures taken ... More


Understanding the Nexus between Human Security and Small Arms in Africa: The Case of Ghana

Kwesi Aning

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Ghana has had a turbulent political history with frequent military interventions in domestic politics. While such disruptions have always ended with a return to democratic governance, the ... More


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