African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 368

Article in Press

Non- traditional Security: The new Outlook towards State Centric Approach

Ningthoujam koiremba

  •  Received: 16 November 2015
  •  Accepted: 25 April 2016
Abstract Security issues in international relations, particularly during the era of the cold war, were and had been dominated by the realist paradigm which saw the preservation of the state from external threat. Such conception of security provided a very myopic and narrow understanding of the security problem of states. During the past decade, attempts are being made to broaden the security agenda to include not only military but also other sectors political, economic, societal, and ecological. This article attempts to deal with the term security from the various theoretical schools not only to lend clarity to the term but also to enable the researcher place the concept in a proper frame of reference. changed international environment calls for a rethinking

Keywords: Realism, Non-Traditional Security, Copenhagen School, Human security, Critical Theory