Governments’ core objective of providing a secure environment for their people is traditionally understood to mean ‘national security’. This column advocates replacing that idea with a broader concept of ‘human security’. Such an approach can provide a consistent framework for handling multiple challenges, including natural disasters and global crises as well as military threats.
Hasan ErselSabanci University
Hasan Ersel, ERF research fellow. Received his PhD in economics from Ankara University. His research covers money and banking and welfare economics. He is retired.