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Envisioning security for a more-than-human world

Morrissey, John
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2024-01-03
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Morrissey, John. (2024). Envisioning Security for a More-Than-Human World. UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). Human Development Reports, Background Paper No. 5-2022 :1-27
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This paper considers a key securitization challenge that the world faces in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a challenge that centres on discursively envisioning the kind of security required in tackling a wider set of human-environmental crises unfolding on the planet. In seeking to reimagine, reframe and re-resource strategies of security, the paper conceptualizes a conjoined sense of human-environmental security, which extends the human security concept to address more holistically the overlapping precarities of our human and non-human worlds. The paper sets out the task of moving beyond a concern for 'human precarity' to a concern for a broader sense of 'planetary precarity', which in turn prompts the need to strategize for a 'more-than-human' sense of security for the future of the planet.
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