This article gives the benefits of redefining 'security' in order to emphasize human beings instead of states. It shows that human security is firmly embedded in today's language of world politics. Human security also reflects the role of the UN in advancing at occasionally enforcing new international norms that place the individual at the core of modern understandings of international security.

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Keywords Human security, International norms, International security, Language, Modern understandings, Security, World politics
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.003.0031
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Hampson, F.O, & Penny, C.K. (2009). Human Security. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.003.0031