Alyson J.K. Bailes
The notion that security has (many) more dimensions than just ‘hard’ military defence has become something of a twenty-first century commonplace. Back in 1994, the Human Development Report of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) identified the economy, environment, food and health as crucial for human survival and welfare, and called for them to be guaranteed at the political (= state), community, and individual levels. In Europe, the term ‘societal’ is increasingly used as shorthand for a similar many-sided security concept adapted to developed societies.
The EU itself increasingly uses the societal word in contexts such as promoting security research, but...