We seek your assistance in helping to create a descriptive list see below of existing IR paradigms, approaches and theories. If you know of a particular IR theory, for example, that is not listed and described below, please e-mail the name of the theory and a brief description of it to Mark Beavis at irtheory hotmail.
Human security Boys play among the bombed-out ruins of Gaza CityHuman security is the name of an emerging paradigm which, in response to traditional emphasis on the right of nation states to protect themselves,  has focused on the primacy of the security of people individuals and communities.
National security National security refers to the security of a nation stateincluding its people, economy, and institutions. In practice, state governments rely on a wide range of means, including diplomacyeconomic powerand military capabilities.
Perceptions of security[ edit ] Since it is not possible to know with precision the extent to which something is 'secure' and a measure of vulnerability is unavoidableperceptions of security vary, often greatly. For example, two computer security programs installed on the same device can prevent each other from working properly, while the user assumes that he or she benefits from twice the protection that only one program would afford.
Security theater is a critical term for measures that change perceptions of security without necessarily affecting security itself. For example, visual signs of security protections, such as a home that advertises its alarm system, may deter an intruderwhether or not the system functions properly.
Similarly, the increased presence of military personnel on the streets of a city after a terrorist attack may help to reassure the public, whether or not it diminishes the risk of further attacks.
Security concepts examples [ edit ] Certain concepts recur throughout different fields of security: Access control - the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource. Assurance - an expression of confidence that a security measure will perform as expected. Countermeasure - a means of preventing an act or system from having its intended effect.
Defense in depth - a school of thought holding that a wider range of security measures will enhance security. Exploit noun - a means of capitalising on a vulnerability in a security system usually a cybersecurity system.
Identity management - enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons. Resilience - the degree to which a person, community, nation or system is able to resist adverse external forces.
Risk - a possible event which could lead to damage, harm, or loss. Security management - identification of an organization's assets including people, buildings, machines, systems and information assetsfollowed by the development, documentation, and implementation of policies and procedures for protecting these assets.
Threat - a potential source of harm. Vulnerability - the degree to which something may be changed usually in an unwanted manner by external forces.becomes part of everyday uncertainties of life is one of the difficulties of the concept’– Barry Buzan,” New Patterns of Global Security in the Twenty-first Century” International Affairs, (), pp.
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states and international systems. Mar 23, · I think I can reasonably claim to have written the first book that was about the concept of security because it was an odd hole in the literature if you wanted to study justice or love or any. Barry Buzan is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and honorary professor at the University of Copenhagen.
emm, buzan's is my favourite text book. eventhough published years ago, i find it really usefull to understand the contemporary security studies. please try to read this book, mate.
u'll get a usefull point of view, and theoretical approach on contemporary security/5.