PO110 Lecture Notes - Mahbub Ul Haq, Human Security, Millennium Development Goals

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6 Dec 2012
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Shift between cold war and post-cold war era; and the emphasis on state security versus human security. Political violence important way to think of how to achieve security. After the cold war, we have more access to the effects of political violence, the consequences are more immediately known. What forms of global governance might help? (r2p, development. We had a bipolar stability during the cold war, a balance of power; now we"re not sure what kind we have presently. Lecture objectives: define political violence, identify its relationship to power and politics, and note certain features under globalization. Explore interrelations between recent trends in political violence and human development/ security. The use of physical force to affect power relations. Arenas of politics a metaphor = amphitheatre; a violence inherent in politics. Power over others can be physical oppression. The state entails political violence the state is able to monopolize the use of legitimate force (authorize violence: military, police)

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