GCSP Inclusive Security Policy Brief Series
Centuries of globalisation and cross-border flows of people, goods, information, and technology have built multiple layers of connection among us. They have transformed the way we live and shaped many of the security risks we face, ranging from viruses and cyberattacks to environmental disasters.
Tensions have emerged stemming from differences – e.g. different needs, values and identities – among communities and nations. Finding social, political, and economic solutions that integrate and include difference and diversity can be challenging. Firstly, the most vulnerable and marginalised are often the most affected by risks, and the least likely to hold power and influence decision-making. Secondly, we are hard-wired to categorise, compare and identify ourselves in groups, and instincts drive us to protect ourselves from threats from ‘others’.
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