Concepts of Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks

  • Hans Günter Brauch
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)


The reconceptualization of security has been triggered by the end of the Cold War, by the process of globalization, and by the gradual transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene phase of earth history (Brauch 2008, 2009, chap. 1 by Brauch/Oswald Spring above). From a philosophical perspective, in the contemporary security discussion the “dual moment of prevention and compensation of genuinely social and technical uncertainties” (Makropoulos 1995: 745–750) becomes decisive.


Risk Perception Disaster Risk Security Policy Social Vulnerability Disaster Risk Reduction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MosbachGermany

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