This study sought to critique the Statement “Traditional Focus on State Security is Inadequate and Needs to Encompass Safety and Well-being for those Living There”. It became clear that the traditional security concept stresses on military threats and by extension its application to the safety of people and communities. It largely addresses mere existence (survival) to define well-being and dignity of human beings within a populace jurisdiction. Despite its strengths, traditional security has its challenges/flaws that non-traditional security enhances. This study apart from establishing the focus of traditional security and its origins goes further to examine how non-traditional security attends to the well-being of states. Moreover, the study moves to give recommendation in its conclusion that inspite of weaknesses traditional security still offers inalienable security to states who are themselves traditional Westphalia outfits yet this is augmented with the paradigms that accrue due to contemporary security challenges. Nonetheless, this study underscores that whether traditional or non-traditional focus to state security, the final aim is safety and well-being of those living therein.
Godwin Kibet Lelan, D Thomas Otieno Juma. Critique of the statement traditional focus on state security is inadequate and needs to encompass safety and well-being for citizens. Int. J. Sociol. Humanit. 2019;1(2):03-09.