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Global governance, development and human security: Exploring the links

Thomas, Caroline (2001) Global governance, development and human security: Exploring the links Third World Quarterly, 22, (2), pp. 159-175. (doi:10.1080/01436590120037018).

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This article draws attention to the convergence of the global development and security agendas at the beginning of the new millennium. It explores the links between global governance, development and human security. It argues that material sufficiency lies at the core of human security.
Hence, the problems of poverty and deepening inequality are central concerns, and the unfolding of these problems in the 1980s and 1990s is highlighted. During the closing decades of the 20th century, a neoliberal vision dominated the global development policy agenda, while these problems of inequality deepened.
The policy was developed, championed and implemented by a range of global governance institutions, working through state governments. The idea and the institutions of global governance are examined critically, with a view to establishing in whose interest global governance and its associated development policies may be operating, and whether this is in support of human security.

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Published date: 2001


Local EPrints ID: 35163
ISSN: 0143-6597
PURE UUID: b9098ff9-cbd3-414c-9c64-7a9e100415c2

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Date deposited: 19 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:48

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