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The Global CovenantHuman Conduct in a World of States$
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Robert Jackson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262014

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199262012.001.0001

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Security in a Pluralist World

Security in a Pluralist World

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(p.185) 8 Security in a Pluralist World
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The Global Covenant
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Robert Jackson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199262012.003.0008

This chapter examines security in international human relations. It argues that the present day world of security is made up of different normative spheres. It remains a pluralist world for all states, but for the West in their own relations, it is also a solidarist world. Respect for human security in the West has almost everything to do with geographical proximity, shared historical experiences, the general legacy of secularised Christian ethics, and the common civic culture of most of these countries.

Keywords:   security, international human relations, West, pluralist, solidarist

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