Human Security Report 2009/2010

Paperback | September 16, 2011

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The Human Security Report 2009/2010 argues that long-term trends are reducing the risks of both international and civil wars. The Report, which is funded by the governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and will be published by Oxford University Press, alsoexamines recent developments that suggest the world is becoming a more dangerous place. These include the following:* Four of the world's five deadliest conflicts - in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia - involve Islamist insurgents. * Over a quarter of the conflicts that started between 2004 and 2008 have been associated with Islamist political violence. * In the post-Cold War period a greater percentage of the world's countries have been involved in wars than at any time since the end of World War II. * Armed conflict numbers increased by 25 percent from 2003 to 2008 after declining for more than ten years. * Intercommunal and other conflicts that do not involve a government increased by more than 100 percent from 2007 to 2008. * The impact of the global economic crisis on developing countries risks generating political instability and increasing the risk of war. * Wars have become "intractable" - i.e., more difficult to bring to an end.

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The Human Security Report 2009/2010 argues that long-term trends are reducing the risks of both international and civil wars. The Report, which is funded by the governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and will be published by Oxford University Press, alsoexamines recent developments that suggest the wo...

The Human Security Report Project (HSRP) is an independent research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. Formerly located at the University of British Columbia and known as the Human Security Centre, the HSRP joined SFU in May of 2007. The HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 10.91 × 0.51 inPublished:September 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199860815

ISBN - 13:9780199860814

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OverviewPart I: The Causes of PeaceIntroduction1. Why International Wars Are Increasingly Rare2. The Causes of War and Peace: A Nontechnical Guide to Recent Research Findings3. The East Asian Peace: Explaining the Remarkable Decline in Political Violence in Northeast and Southeast Asia4. The Decline in Civil WarsPart II: The Shrinking Costs of WarIntroduction5. Deadly Connections: Wartime Violence and "Indirect Deaths6. The Paradox of Mortality Rates that Decline in Wartime7. The Death Toll in the Democratic Republic of the Congo8. Can Retrospective Mortality Surveys Be Used to Determine Excess Death Tolls?9. Armed Conflict and Health PolicyPart III: Trends in Human InsecurityIntroduction10. State-based Armed Conflict11. Non-State Armed Conflict12. Assaults on Civilians