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Cities and human security
Cities and human security

Author(s): Agnieszka Szpak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Keywords: cities; human security; human rights; sustainable development; environmental security

Summary/Abstract: Cities have been researched mostly in terms of their economic, technological, and social value and significance. Despite some changes in this respect there is still a need to research cities as a fascinating phenomenon, also in respect of its capabilities to increase human security on a local and global scale. The article examines the role of cities for human security in the selected and representative fields such as sustainable development, human rights and environmental protection which are components of human security. The subject matter is indeed fascinating as fascinating are cities themselves. They are dynamic, energetic, innovative and constantly evolving. The general thesis of the article is that cities may and do greatly contribute to human security.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 119-133
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English