Total Security

Total security, also called human security, is the concept that the true security of a state, person, or group is much more than simply freedom from violence. The Palestinian Hannan Ashrawi defines total security in this way, “…they [the Israeli govt.] define security as only military. We define security as human security – not just personal, but territorial, economic, geographic, historical, identity, existential, there are all sorts of different aspects to human security.” Along with common security this concept constitutes the security vision of the nonviolence worldview or paradigm.