Segurança humana: Uma meta viável?

Translated title of the contribution: Human security: A feasible goal?

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This article begins with a distinction between human security policies and citizen security policies within the context of restructuring and the global capitalist crisis, discussing specifically situations Brazil and in the city of Salvador, Bahia. Based on an anthropological perspective on the dimensions of labor and income, social reproduction and social inequalities and the relationships of power which condition the contemporary processes of urban development, the author, making a critical reflection about the consequences of the securitization of social problems, supports the need for the articulation of economic and security policies in order to compensate the negative trends of capitalism today, giving priority to human safety for everyone, instead of a citizen safety restricted to the interest or prejudices of society.
Translated title of the contributionHuman security: A feasible goal?
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)519-533
Number of pages14
JournalCaderno CRH
Issue number66
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


  • Capitalist development
  • Decent work
  • Human security
  • Securitization
  • Social inequalities
  • Urban periphery


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