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Subjective Well-Being and Security

Webb, Dave, Wills-Herrera, Eduardo (Eds.)

2012, VIII, 328 p.

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  • Offers one of the first and most comprehensive accounts of the relationship between security and its impact on well being
  • Provides shared practical ideas for security policy makers
  • The pages of this text are rich with best practice ideas that will be appropriate to any individual or organization with an interest in security provision from the micro to the meso levels

In an era of greater globalization and development and employment of new technologies, many important security issues are being debated. Of significant concern is how security, or the perceived lack thereof, impacts on quality of life at multiple levels. These include questions raised concerning individual safety and security, organizational security, national security and so forth. In this context, an important consideration is how security should be best understood. Although definitions of how to understand human security have been proposed in the literature, it is not clear how security should be assessed. Security can be discussed from different perspectives and levels of analysis i.e., personal security, community security, economic security, food security, health security, political security, cyber security and so on.

To tackle key questions related to the above, the editors have invited a number of noted international scholars from diverse fields of enquiry and representing different countries, to submit a chapter addressing key issues relevant to subjective well-being (SWB) and security from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Considered together, the contents of this volume represent a timely and significant contribution to the knowledge bank of academics, practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in this area.

This book is aimed at well-being researchers, policy makers and think-tank participants as well as those involved in the industry of enforcement practice and research. The pages of the text are rich with best practice ideas that will be appropriate to any individual or organization with an interest in security provision from the micro to the meso level. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Community - Corruption - Crime - Cyber - Economic - Fear - Health - Human Security - Personal - Political - QOL - Quality of Life - Safety - Security - Subjective Well Being

Related subjects » Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Introduction

1.      Safety and Subjective Wellbeing: A Perspective from the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index

Robert A. Cummins

 

2.      Terror, Fear and Individual and Community Wellbeing

Anne Aly

 

3.      Personal Security and Fear of Crime as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being

Renata Franc, Zvjezdana Prizmic-Larsen and Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan

 

4.      The Impact of Objective and Subjective Measures of Security on Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from Portugal

Patrícia Jardim da Palma, Miguel Pereira Lopes and Ana Sofia Monteiro

 

5.      An Assessment of How Urban Crime and Victimization Affects Life Satisfaction

Carlos Medina & Jorge Andrés Tamayo

 

6.      State of Affliction: Fear of Crime and Quality of Life in South Africa

Benjamin J. Roberts

 

7.      The Relationship between Perceptions of Insecurity, Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: Empirical Evidences from Areas of Rural Conflict in Colombia

Eduardo Wills-Herrera, Luz E. Orozco, Clemente Forero-Pineda, Oscar Pardo &

Venetta Andonova

 

8.      The Linkages between Insecurity, Health, and Well-being in Latin America: An Initial Exploration Based on Happiness Surveys

Carol Graham  and Juan Camilo Chaparro

 

9.      Satisfaction with Present Safety and Future Security as Components of Personal Well-Being among Young People: Relationships with other Psychosocial Constructs

Mònica González, Ferran Casas, Cristina Figuer, Sara Malo and Ferran Viñas

 

10.  Security and Well-Being in the Triple Frontier Area of Latin America: Community Awareness of Child Trafficking, the Smuggling of Persons and Sex Tourism

Dave Webb & Lia Rodriguez de La Vega

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