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Human Security & International Peacekeeping Operations
The fundamental aim of my research is to determine whether there is a role for the emerging paradigm of 'human security' as an underpinning principle in peacekeeping operations. The twin objectives of my research are to critically examine the concept of human security as an academic theory, a practical conflict resolution/development tool and as a call for action in order to fully appreciate its current status amongst theorists, policy makers and military and non-military practitioners. Building on this conceptual foundation, the research will critically examine in detail the position of human security as policy goal and practical tool in the planning, execution and achievement of the peace mission organized by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) in validity and utility of placing the embryonic concept of human security as central to peace operations.
My research interests lie in the field of International Relations. I am particularly interested in humanitarian interventions, human security, peacekeeping operations, human rights, the United Nations, European Union and the African Union. I also have interests in African, British and American politics.