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Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Volume 3 of the series Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace pp 99-111

Peace and Security: Two Evolving Concepts and Their Changing Relationship

  • Ole WæverAffiliated withDepartment of Political Science, CSS

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Abstract

At least one thing about security seems to be agreed on by most authors — it is something good. In other words, the very term ‘security’ is positively value-loaded. And precisely for this reason much less agreement exists on what clear meaning to attach to that word (Wiberg 1987: 340).