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Security 2.0 By Charles Hauss

Security 2.0 by Charles Hauss

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When first mentioned in 1994, the concept of human security represented a significant first step in understanding that security dilemmas could no longer be seen as purely geopolitical phenomena that revolve around the nation-state. This book explains the progress made toward human security since then and the steps that remain to be taken.

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Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems by Charles Hauss

Today, international security issues are slowly being reconsidered through the lens of human security, which refers to a combination of political, economic, social, nutritional, environmental, physical health, and personal safety issues. When first mentioned in 1994, the concept of human security represented a significant first step in understanding that security dilemmas could no longer be seen as purely geopolitical phenomena that revolve around the nation-state. This book explains the progress made toward human security since then and the steps that remain to be taken to achieve it fully. It begins by addressing how the nation-state is both the source and the solution of security problems in the world before demonstrating how the meaning of security itself is being reconsidered and traditional approaches are being challenged. Building on the concept of human security, the book looks at how we are slowly moving toward large-scale political and social change. It argues that it is time for a "security 2.0" approach, different from the traditional models of national security. Thus Security 2.0 addresses new challenges and their political responses, pointing toward alternatives to what is referred to as "permanent war." It highlights such themes as cooperation, the multi-dimensionality of security issues, and the continuing pressures towards democratization, global markets, and multilevel governance and how these contribute today to make a safer world. Further, it shows how environmental threats, global corporations, identity issues, and international regimes such as the EU, are also fostering a fundamental rethinking of the concept of security. Including a variety of perspectives, and written in a jargon-free, accessible manner, the work will provide students with new insights on conflict processes and international security.

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Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems is an important book. The complex, unstructured nature of wicked problems means that reductionist, stovepiped approaches are unlikely to be effective in addressing them. This is particularly true given the intertwined nature of problems such as peace and war, the environment, sustainability, and global health. Professor Hauss' application of these paradigm-shifting concepts to today's global peace and security challenges is most valuable contribution. -- Dr. Linton Wells, former assistant Secretary of Defense
While easy and fun to read, this book covers a vast amount of ground and presents a critical new way of thinking about the big problems of our day. Drawing on the science of complexity theory, Hauss presents a strong case that our old way of thinking about and approaching these problems can't work, and that new, networked and collaborative approaches are essential if we are to significantly limit wars, terrorism, destructive identity conflicts, climate change, or any of the other threats to human security in the 21st century. -- Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess, University of Colorado
Charles 'Chip' Hauss keeps the dream alive-as a peace scientist, networker, and mentor. Security 2.0 is a visionary analysis on how global issues of violence and the diminishment of quality of life can be eliminated by restructuring of our society to supply resource security and sustainability for every agent. His book provides a map for rising generations to understand the world of wicked problems we will inherit, while inspiring us to work toward synergy and solutions. Every young person who longs for a society that works for everyone needs to read this. -- Alison Sher, author The Millennial Guide to the Universe
This enormously engaging and erudite book serves as a wise guide through the complex problems -- from climate change to governance-defining life in the 21st century. Charles Hauss brilliantly translates a wide range of theory into tools that harness the power of networks and systems. He empowers readers to navigate the wicked problems in their own lives and communities, and challenges all of us to reach outside our comfort zones to find new meaning in the complexity around us. -- Melanie Greenberg, president and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding
In his 1962 book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn introduced the concept of the paradigm shift. Some fifty years later, in Security 2.0, Charles Hauss offers powerful, practical counsel on how to deliberately shift our paradigms in order to address the global challenges of peace, climate disruption, and human development. This ground-breaking thesis should be required reading for anyone wanting to promote positive change. -- Tim Hurson, author, Think Better and Never Be Closing

About Charles Hauss

Charles Hauss is a both an accomplished academic and peace activist. He is government liaison and emeritus member of the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Part 1: Wicked Problems Chapter 1: Wicked Problems and Paradigm Shifts Chapter 2: Systems Chapter 3: Paradigms Chapter 4: Business as Usual Chapter 5: Reality Tells Me What To Do Part 2: Building Blocks Chapter 6: Planting Seeds Chapter 7: In Lieu of War Chapter 8: Identity Chapter 9: Disruptive Innovation Chapter 10: Climate Change Chapter 11: Governance Part 3: Getting There Chapter 12: The New Normal Chapter 13: Your Role

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NGR9781442227002
9781442227002
1442227001
Security 2.0: Dealing with Global Wicked Problems by Charles Hauss
New
Hardback
Rowman & Littlefield
2015-11-28
244
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