'We the Peoples': Contending Discourses of Security in Human Rights Theory and Practice

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dc.contributor.author Wheeler, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-24T14:51:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-24T14:51:48Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Wheeler , N 2005 , ' 'We the Peoples': Contending Discourses of Security in Human Rights Theory and Practice ' International Relations , vol 18 , no. 1 , pp. 9-23 . , 10.1177/0047117804041738 en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-1178
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100198
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1972
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1972
dc.identifier.uri http://ire.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/18/1/9 en
dc.description Wheeler, Nicholas, Dunne, Tim, (2004) 'We the Peoples': Contending Discourses of Security in Human Rights Theory and Practice, International Relations 18 (1), pp. 9-23 Keywords: human rights, human security, international society, pluralism, realism, security. en
dc.description.abstract This article develops a critical conception of security by showing the limits of traditional realist and pluralist discourses. It does this by exploring the deficiencies of realist and pluralist approaches when it comes to thinking about the promotion of human rights. Realism leads to moral indifference and a myopic approach to security and pluralism is complacent about how the rules and norms of international society exclude humanitarian concerns. The article argues for a critical approach to security that places human rights at the centre of theory and praxis, reflecting the fundamental indivisibility of security and human rights. The article concludes by reflecting on the implications for agency of this position. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Relations en
dc.title 'We the Peoples': Contending Discourses of Security in Human Rights Theory and Practice en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047117804041738
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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