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The Five Dimensions of Global Security: Proposal for a Multi-sum Security Principle Paperback – January 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-3825804787 ISBN-10: 382580478X

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  • Series: Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 382580478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3825804787
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,542,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Five Dimensions of Global Security takes a fresh look at the frontiers of international security. It innovatively expands the sectoral approach, broadening the scope way beyond military matters. Its most important novelty is the introduction of justice in the international security discourse. With this it represents a new point of departure and will contribute to re-launching the debate. --Pál Dunay, Director, Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

About the Author

NAYEF R.F. AL-RODHAN is Senior Member of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK. He is also Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. He is a philosopher, neuroscientist, and geostrategist. A prize-winning scholar, he has published 21 books proposing many innovative concepts and theories in global politics and security. He was educated at Yale University, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University. He is best known for several philosophical and analytic books on global politics that include: The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West; Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space; Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man; Emotional Amoral Egoism; Neo-Statecraft and Meta-Geopolitics; The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies and Symbiotic Realism.

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Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan is a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist.

He is a Senior Member of St. Antony's College at Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom and Senior Fellow and Centre Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

He holds an M.D. and a Ph.D, and trained in Neurosurgery/Neuroscience research at the Mayo Clinic, Yale University and Harvard University. He founded the Neurotechnology programme, headed Translational Research and founded the Laboratory for Cellular Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Technology at MGH, Harvard. He was on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, has published extensively on Neuroscience research and won several research prizes. These include: The Sir James Spence Prize; The Gibb Prize; The Farquhar-Murray Prize; The American Association of Neurological Surgeon Prize (twice); The Meninger Prize; The Annual Resident Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; The Young Investigator Prize of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; The Annual Fellowship Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

His Geostrategy interests include: Geopolitics of the Middle East; Sustainable National and Global Security; Geopolitics of outer Space and Strategic Technologies; and Global Strategic Cascading Risks.

His Philosophical interests include: Global Justice; Human Dignity and International order; Transcultural Synergy; Philosophy of Human Nature; Philosophy of Sustainable History; History of Ideas; Cellular and Neurochemical Foundations and Predilections of Human Nature and Their Implications for War, Peace and Moral and Political Cooperation.

He has proposed many innovative theories and concepts in Philosophy, Global security, and Geostrategy and published 21 books. He is best known for several Philosophical and analytic works on global politics that include: "Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man"; "Emotional Amoral Egoism"; "Neo-Statecraft and Meta-Geopolitics", "Symbiotic Realism "; "Critical Turning Points in the Middle East: 1915-2015"; "The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies"; "The Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space"; and "The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West".


For additional information on Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan's publications and ideas, please see: www.sustainable-history.com

Facebook: Nayef Al-Rodhan
Twitter: Nayef Al-Rodhan @SustainHistory

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The author shares excellent solutions to security problems.
Cassie Mae
This book is an very well written and I recommend you examine his arguments for yourself.
Kelsey R Holden
Things are only getting worse in the world and something needs to be done very soon.
Mick

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By Cindy U. on November 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Five Dimensions of Global Security by Nayef Al-Rodhan is a complex but extremely well written and researched 'blueprint' on how to improve global security. Al-Rodhan explains first how our current security works (or doesn't) and then breaks down, chapter by chapter, how this needs to be changed and integrated into today's world. These changes need to take place not only at the state level, but at the national AND international levels. I think every world leader should have to read this book. Take notice of Nayef Al-Rodhan, he clearly knows what he is talking about.
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This book by Al-Rodhan should be read, if possible, in connection with his book on symbiotic realism because both books address the theory by the author that international relations and conflicts arising between states can not be fully understood in their origins by looking at solely at states and their actions. Instead, the co-existence in the modern world can be only be peaceful and wars can be best and effectively avoided by understanding that security involves actors and interests besides those of states.
Security for their citizens and ensuring the further existence of states are not the sole driving forces for political decisions. Considerations leading to possible wars are not only focused on the desire of governments for a better future of their citizens and to ensure that their states can continue to exist. These reasons may have been considered the goals of national security in the past.
In the present, the considerations for security include additional factors such as environment, culture, human, and transnational factors. Because of the more complex security principle, states must govern in a way that addresses these additional aspects and thereby ensure that security is achieved with a focus on "justice for all individuals, states and cultures."
The author provides a clear and concise book in which he initially describes the more traditional security principles. This allows the reader to gain an overview of other security principles and fully appreciate how the author's multi-sum security principle is different from other proposed security principles. The author then goes on to develop his security principle by describing the five dimensions, with each aspect being developed in depth by the author.
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By Mick on September 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
I agree with the author, Nayef Al-Rodhan, that "justice for all" will definately help with our global security.

If a man feels he is being treated unfairly, it breeds hate. Hate builds up and retaliation occurs.

The author has a lot of well-thought out ideas that truly should be considered to help with global security. Things are only getting worse in the world and something needs to be done very soon. We, as a human race, cannot continue on the current path we are on or there will be no world to protect.

I highly recommend that this book is sent to all areas of government so that someone will take it upon himself or herself to get this change implemented.
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