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Global poverty and orthodox security.

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  • Peter Wilkin
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Third World Quarterly
Issue number4
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)633-645
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This article examines the way in which the discourses of security and development have merged in the past decade as an important strand of global governance. It shows why this merging of discourses has occurred and assesses whether the newly embedded security-development discourse provides adequate conceptual tools for understanding the causes of global poverty. It concludes by setting out three paths that emerge from this security-development discourse and suggests that the ontological and epistemological claims at the heart of this understanding of International Relations and global poverty serve to reinforce global hierarchies of social power and privilege.