Human Security: Discussion of the beginnings and changing
conceptions of human security. This will be followed by the
elaboration on what the key conceptual as well as policy
issues involved in the "human security" research.
The very basic relationship between the modern state and the
individuals lie in a “contract” between the two, where the
latter covers the cost of services (policies- the act of
designing choices ) that the state prepares. We examine
how such a modern contract can help promote choice-making
for the people in the era of "risk society".
The relationship between State and the Individual is
re-examined in the area of Security, particularly the issue
of Gun Control to illustrate how a policy can shape
choice-making for individuals and risks that may follow.
Two comparative cases include gun-control policy in Japan
and that in the U.S