Critical Human Security Studies and the Emancipation from Stress : The UN in Cambodia (1991-1993)

This paper bridges the practical and academic realms of human security with a focus on the reconceptualization of it. The use and feasibility of the reconceptualization presented within this paper is shown through the case of the United Nations (UN) operations in Cambodia between 1991 and 1993. In the spirit of the Welsh School, UN operations and their contributions to human emancipation shall be analyzed and evaluated. For this purpose, the framework of immanent critique is applied (1) to
more » ... er the sub-optimal operations of the UN in Cambodia; and (2) to engage in a discussion about the dialectics of humanitarian operations whereby this paper's framework is proposed and justified. The objective desired here is human emancipation in a post-Western manner by focusing on psychological stress as a transnational lowest common denominator not bound by cultural constraints. The means to this end, however, are deemed highly contextdependent.
doi:10.34382/00012956 fatcat:rpcfkalkrzhfpgpowwwx5gxgfm