Human (in)security and democracy in Central America

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dc.identifier.citation O'Brien T, Human (in)security and democracy in Central America, Democracy and Security, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2015, pages 44-59 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1741-9166
dc.description.abstract Human security has increasingly shifted attention to the individual, while the state has become guarantor (or violator) of security given its role in governing the domestic environment. This article examines how variations in regime forms influence security, pointing to the importance of political security in the wider human security framework. To illustrate, the article examines the nature of political security in Central America, a region with weakly democratized states and histories of political violence. The findings suggest a link between democracy and human security that is mediated by state capacity and the ability to control non-state violence against individuals. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported
dc.subject Authoritarian en_UK
dc.subject Contentious Politics en_UK
dc.subject Political Violence en_UK
dc.subject State Capacity en_UK
dc.title Human (in)security and democracy in Central America en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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