Class Year

2019

Date

4-19-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Distinguished Thesis

Yes

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

International Relations

First Advisor

James J. Marquardt

Second Advisor

Aleksandar Jankovski

Third Advisor

Glenn Adelson

Fourth Advisor

Bara Sarraj

Abstract

After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Afghanistan experienced new forms of conflict that the models of state behavior during the Cold War could not entirely explain. The (in)security observed in Afghanistan and other underdeveloped countries inspired scholars to de-militarize security studies and explore different paradigms of security. Human security, unlike national security, conceives violence as a threat to the individual. In public health studies, violence is a disease that behaves like an infectious disease. Freedom of health is essential to human security because the paradigm is centered on protection and empowerment of human beings. In this thesis, I demonstrate how the environment of violence in Afghanistan affects the health of Afghan people and behaves like a disease itself.

Language

English


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