From Environmental to Comprehensive Security

  • Arthur H. Westing

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 13)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Toward a Sustainable Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Benchmark Papers by the Author: A Selection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-153

About this book


This work presents the evolution of the traditional concept of "national security" as military security to additionally embrace "environmental security" and then necessarily also "social (societal) security", thence to be termed "comprehensive human security". It accomplishes this primarily by presenting 11
of the author's own benchmark papers published between 1983 and 2010 (additionally providing bibliographic citations to a further 36 of the author's related publications during that period). The work stresses the importance of transfrontier (regional) cooperation, and also recognizes global overpopulation
as a key impediment to achieving comprehensive human security.


Comprehensive Human Security Environmental Security National Security Social Security Societal Security Sustainable Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur H. Westing
    • 1
  1. 1.Security, & EducationWesting Associates in Environment,PutneyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00686-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00687-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-3125
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3133
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