Security and Development: Interdisciplinary Approach and Global Dimension

Arkady D. Ursul – Doctor of Philosophical Science, professor, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, academician of the Academy of sciences of Moldova, Director of the Center for Global Studies and Professor of the Faculty of Global Processes, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. 1, str. 51, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia. E-mail:
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The article analyzes the problem and the process of securitization in the context of interconnection between security and development implicated in the concept of sustainable development. The concept combines in a single system the security and change (progressive development) of civilization and preservation of the environment. Sustainable development in the broadest sense is seen by the author as the safest type of evolution, which reduces to an acceptable level any negative effects on civilization and the biosphere for the purpose of their conservation and co-evolution. The article shows that due to systemic interconnection of development and security, the goals of sustainable development will not be achieved, because they do not include a goal of international peace and security on a global scale. The opposite is also true: most types of security, including national and global security, could be achieved not through means of defense but through the most secure type of development, i.e. sustainable development. This fact requires systematic updating and improving the theoretical basis of the concept of sustainable development. The author initiates the formation of two new integrative areas of scientific knowledge: «global securitology» and «security globalistics».

Key words: development, globalization, globalistics, global security, securitization, security-development nexus, security globalistics; sustainable development.

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