Thierry Ribault

Intensive Care in Industrial Societies after Fukushima

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Keywords: Disaster, Fukushima, Human Security, Nuclear, Freedom.

The concept of «human security» adopted by the UN Development Program in 1994 is intended to define a framework for protection. It consists in safeguarding the vital core of all human lives from critical pervasive threats, without impeding long-term human fulfillment. However, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it is appropriate to wonder whether this framework - which has had a strong presence in the rhetoric and actions of international organizations for the last 20 years, as well as those of Japanese public authorities, who have, moreover, made it a pillar of their foreign policy - is relevant, and whether this disaster does not rather display elements leading us to completely call it into question.

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