From the Environment and Human Security to Sustainable Security and Development

Sanjeev Khagram, William Clark, Dana Firas Raad

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: This paper argues for a broader emphasis on sustainable security and sustainable development, and for examining both opportunities as well as threats to security. The authors note that many of the significant risks arising from human and natural interactions do not emerge at global or local levels, but at intermediate scales. They look at what different conceptual frameworks have to contribute to our understanding and review lessons from experience, illustrating where possible with work on water. The authors conclude by offering implications for an agenda of action, including interconnected frameworks, coalitions for change, interlocking institutional arrangements and disaggregated goals and indicators.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)289-313
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Human Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Disaster
  • Environment
  • Human Development
  • Human Security
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development

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