Understanding Regional Peace and Security: A Framework for Analysis

Tavares, Rodrigo (2005). Understanding Regional Peace and Security: A Framework for Analysis. UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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    Author Tavares, Rodrigo
    Title Understanding Regional Peace and Security: A Framework for Analysis
    Volume/Issue No. 17
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Language eng
    Abstract

    We live in a disarranged world. In a world population of 6.1 billion people, the richest 20 percent have 74 percent of the world income, while the poorest 20 percent only have 2 percent of it. In 2000, more than 1 billion people lived on less than 1 USD/day (poverty line) (Human Development Report, 2005). Coupled with this, wars are still a prevalent mechanism used by political actors to express discontent and attain strategic goals. In 2004, there were 30 ongoing armed conflicts in 22 locations (Harbom and Wallensteen, 2005). In contrast, some communities have managed to live within high levels of peace and security, as Scandinavia or Western Europe...

    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2005
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