05 Nov 2015
Real Instituto Elcano; Working Paper 16/2015; Author: Juan Díez-Nicolás – Details for “The Perception of Security in an International Comparative Perspective”
Security has always been an important value in traditional societies, but it has become a key value in present-day societies, both developed and less developed, particularly since the end of the Cold War. During that period most of the literature on security referred to national or state security because of the military (nuclear) balance between the two blocks. But when that period ended, the concept of security has been enlarged to encompass individual, societal, global and human security, as discussed in this paper.