HUMAN SECURITY AND THE “RIGHTFUL STATE”
AbstractThe article is based on the idea that human security concept should be understood as anopen one, accepted in its broad definition and definitely not in its narrow terms because thevariety and multilevel forms of threats to human security can manifest in manners hard toanticipate. The main challenge in promoting human security concept internationally lies in itspower to deconstruct the principle of state sovereignty which is the key-stone of thecontemporary international system and of international law and that’s the reluctance toaccepting it. But if there weren’t bad states, the human security concept wouldn’t have emerged.The point we intend to advance is that defining human security restrictively might implylegitimating sovereignty for “bad” countries in which corruption is endemic and where groupsof people who achieved power by “negative selection mechanisms” perpetrates humaninsecurity rather than security.
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