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Introduction: Global Pandemic, Human Security, Technology and Development

Shaw, R and Gurtoo, A (2022) Introduction: Global Pandemic, Human Security, Technology and Development. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5074-1_1


Human security concept has evolved over the last 20 years and covers the broader aspects of development, environment, and disaster risk reduction perspectives. In general, human security concerns itself with safeguarding and expanding people’s vital freedom, with the ambition “freedom from want,” “freedom from fear,” and “freedom to live with dignity.” COVID-19, the global pandemic, has affected the lives and livelihoods of people globally, including the human security issues from losing livelihoods to losing choices for education, access to health, and safe water. Different technologies (both existing and emerging) are being used globally to address these issues, albeit differentially, creating a significant digital/technology divide. The divide would have a much larger impact on human security in the near future. On the contrary, social innovation plays an important positive role to address the challenges of human security. With this context, the chapter provides some historical perspective on the evolution of the concept of human security, its relation to different development, environment, and disaster-related frameworks, and role of technology in achieving human security. The chapter provides an overview of the book with a short introduction of each chapter and provides a few ways forward at the end.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Global Pandemic and Human Security: Technology and Development Perspective
Publisher: Springer Nature
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer Nature.
Keywords: Global pandemic; Human security; Sustainable development; Technology divide and social innovation
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 12:29
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 12:29
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/82009

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