Human Security and the Socialization of Peace

  • Leonard Hammer


A human security approach can engender a viable and lasting peacebuilding effort. The focus on the needs and security of the people, such as their social and economic developments, will better stabilize the security interests of a state in a postconflict situation. The difficulty has been how to realize such developments? Adopting a socialization framework of norms and rules can further institutionalize human security needs in a peace building context. Socialization involves a variety of actors beyond the state with a focus on the interests of people and their security (including civil society and grassroots organizations) and incorporates the essential elements of human security into a state’s internal infrastructure. Socialization can institutionalize and maintain the elements of human security approach in a measured and realistic manner.


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  • Leonard Hammer
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  1. 1.The University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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