On people

Published on September 18 2017

“Today, virtually the entire population of the world lives within the borders of those separate territorial communities we call states—about six billion people are citizens or subjects of one state or another. For more than half a billion people living in the developed  countries of Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, basic  security and welfare are often taken more or less for granted, because it is guaranteed and  sometimes directly provided by the state. But for several billions of people who live in the  developing countries of Asia, Africa, and the former Soviet Union, basic security and welfare is not something that can be taken for granted. Protection, policing, law enforcement,  and other civil conditions of minimal safety for all cannot be guaranteed. For many people, it is a daily challenge to provide adequate food, clean water, housing, and similar socioeconomic necessities.”

Jackson, Robert and Georg Sørensen (2013) Introduction to International Relations_Theories and Approaches'(5th edition).  p xvii

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