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Call for Papers

International Conference Organized By Department of Political Science, Bidhan Chandra College, Rishra in collaboration with Bengal Institute of Political Studies (BIPS)

Theme: Human Security An Asian Perspective         

Venue: Seminar Hall, Bidhan Chandra College, Rishra

Date: 16th January 2020

Abstracts are invited for the seminar. Please send the abstract on the theme to by 10th January 2020.

Concept Note

There took place a significant change in the realm of security studies with the end of cold war.

The notion of state centric security was transformed into human centric. Two notable scholars

from Asia and in particular South Asia, Amartya Sen and Mahbub Ul- Haque pioneered the

concept of Human Security. Besides the UN Development Programme Report of 1994 also

played an important role to shape the concept of Human Security. In the context of Asia it is

pertinent to note that the autocratic tendencies of many countries have turned out to be major

threat to human security. Problems of religious and ethnic conflicts are also very much

pertinent in the region. Civil wars have also threatened human security conditions in the Asian

countries. Unemployment problems and economic insecurity among the people are increasing

at a rapid rate. Prevalence of gender discrimination in the Asian countries has resulted in gender

insecurity. Women are adversely affected due to this. The Island nations may get vanishes from

the world map due to the increase of water level which is engendered by the climate change.

Ensuring ecological security has turned out to be major challenge for the world community as

well as for the Asian countries. Narrow politics by the politicians of the countries of this region

is an obstacle to the peace, progress and development of Asia. Asia as a region faces many

challenges like terrorism, illegal migration, poverty, lack of health security, personal security

and Community security to safeguard human security conditions.

Sub Themes

  • Theoretical Framework of Human Security
  • Hurdles of Human Security in the Asian Continent
  • Economic Security, Poverty and Development in Asia
  • The crisis of Political Security in Asia
  • Democracy and Human Security in Asia
  • Ecological insecurity in the Asian Countries
  • Impact of Migration on Human Security in Asia

Registration Fee: Rs 400

Programme Coordinators

Prof Prashant Kumar Sharma: 9899580316, Prof Kamal Roy: 9614550964