Subjective Well-Being and Security

  • Dave Webb
  • Eduardo Wills-Herrera

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dave Webb, Eduardo Wills-Herrera
    Pages 1-11
  3. Renata Franc, Zvjezdana Prizmic-Larsen, Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan
    Pages 45-67
  4. Patrícia Jardim da Palma, Miguel Pereira Lopes, Ana Sofia Monteiro
    Pages 69-89
  5. Carlos Medina, Jorge Andrés Tamayo
    Pages 91-147
  6. Eduardo Wills-Herrera, Luz E. Orozco, Clemente Forero-Pineda, Oscar Pardo, Venetta Andonova
    Pages 177-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-328

About this book

Introduction

In an era of greater globalization and development and employment of new technologies, many important security issues are being debated. Of significant concern is how security, or the perceived lack thereof, impacts on quality of life at multiple levels. These include questions raised concerning individual safety and security, organizational security, national security and so forth. In this context, an important consideration is how security should be best understood. Although definitions of how to understand human security have been proposed in the literature, it is not clear how security should be assessed. Security can be discussed from different perspectives and levels of analysis i.e., personal security, community security, economic security, food security, health security, political security, cyber security and so on.

To tackle key questions related to the above, the editors have invited a number of noted international scholars from diverse fields of enquiry and representing different countries, to submit a chapter addressing key issues relevant to subjective well-being (SWB) and security from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Considered together, the contents of this volume represent a timely and significant contribution to the knowledge bank of academics, practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this area.

This book is aimed at well-being researchers, policy makers and think-tank participants as well as those involved in the industry of enforcement practice and research. The pages of the text are rich with best practice ideas that will be appropriate to any individual or organization with an interest in security provision from the micro to the meso level. 

Keywords

Community Corruption Crime Cyber Economic Fear Health Human Security Personal Political QOL Quality of Life Safety Security Subjective Well Being

Editors and affiliations

  • Dave Webb
    • 1
  • Eduardo Wills-Herrera
    • 2
  1. 1.Crawley, Western AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.BogotaColombia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2278-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2277-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2278-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
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