Human Insecurity: Understanding International Migration from A Human Security Perspective

by Francesca Vietti, Todd Scribner

Executive Summary

This article examines contemporary, mass migration from the perspective of human security. It tracks the development of the human security model of international relations, and compares it to the well-established state security model that has served as the dominant paradigm for international relations since the seventeenth century. The article argues that human security offers a more effective approach to many of the underlying problems and threats associated with mass migration, than does the traditional state-security model.  It challenges national and international authorities to address threats to human security, in order to minimize forced migration and to create the conditions for migration by choice, not necessity.


ISSN 2330-2488 (Online), 2331-5024 (Print)  © 2016 by the Center for Migration Studies of New York

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