Why International Peace and Security Studies?

The worst leaders in Africa get 98% of the vote because they are known for rigging elections and making dreams of change out of reach. The people of Uganda, like many African countries, need strength that translates from them into those who have become symbols of their power.

There is a need to transform society from one that is abused by leaders to one that demands basic human rights and accountability. To achieve this civil society organizations and individuals need to invest resources in education on civic action throughout the country, so that the population can be enlightened, beneficial to them and the country.

By exploring more heights in the field of peace and security discipline, one reaches solid ground in not only local but global consulting business – as well as in various aspects of peace realization. Besides, with a master’s degree in International Peace and Security Studies, one can have great credibility in practices and business in the aspects of peace studies and promotions.

With that, too, candidates will be in a position to devise systems for social, economic, spiritual, cultural and political structural transformation towards a better world in which all live. This will be strengthened by establishing a global foundation of human and ecological well-being in order to monitor this progress.

Peace and security issues in Africa are a strong demand; Unfortunately, we have professional experts in the field of peace and security. It remains a challenge to lack the human resources needed to avert conflict and redefine security in line with contemporary challenges – which, by adding me to the current numbers of peace experts in Africa, will be able to fill the void for the benefit of not only the Great Lakes region but the world at large.

This year the study of Peace and Security forms my current graduate program (Peace and Conflict Studies) as a unit of study. This now gives me an opportunity to join King’s College, London to explore a lot of aspects of security that are important to the needs of my country and that of the region. Security issues are in fact very relevant to the African context – the military approach is seen almost as a means of changing leadership and transforming society, while security is understood as “the possession of weapons to suppress states as state legitimacy”.

These are crucial issues one might like to see – by redefining the state as a legitimate instrument with exclusive ownership of the means of violence. We need to start looking at environmental security—that which sustains systems of life; Dimensions of food security, health security, education security, job security and income security – where their mismanagement can cause the worst forms of violence compared to violence that the state may cause if it fails to understand the different aspects of insecurity. Peace and development studies will help advance these concepts for policy conceptualization, analysis, development and implementation.

Peace and Security Studies gives depth to the security content as a path to peace beyond the status quo as it is undertaken in the General Studies of Peace and Conflict Studies as a four-month unit. Delving further into this clearly increases the understanding and relevant peace studies from an African perspective with the brunt of primary security concerns such as economic insecurity (poverty), educational insecurity and health insecurity.

By developing my own peace and security faculty, I will be in a position to discuss my issues directly from the point of view of experts in my advocacy work, blogging moments, and in the future expert’s distribution of services in conflict management.

And from a community mental health background, at any level and in situations, a sense of safety and control is vital to the rule of mind among individuals—an element I would add to the discipline. A lack of control and a sense of insecurity within individuals is orchestrated by most African states to make citizens ‘ruled’ – dependent only on the state for survival – the point at which the state will be subsidized to govern and continue to ‘help’ these people survive.

The rising rise of educated and elitist Africans requires practical democracy: not just theories and manipulation by the prototype of African systems of government. Thus, it is considered a sense of security and certainty in the future where the security focus remains on controlling the fortunes of those who turn away from those who do not have them. Under these circumstances, revolutions will be an integral part of the search for unified security and peace.

At any level, security and peace must be sought through action when the entire population is allowed to know and exercise their rights – which on the other hand obliges governments to act responsibly. People should give guidance to short-sighted leaders as a way to achieve security and peace.

African universities need to invest more in them as agents of change that will transform Africa from a battleground of disease, ignorance, manipulation, obedience, intimidation and deaths from liberation struggles – into a prosperous, secure and harmonious continent.

To achieve this harmony, peace and security experts will be in a position to study the fissures in foreign affairs responsible for insecurity in Africa, or any other angle that will be explored and prevented from causing regional and global disasters. It can be challenges such as global warming, war economy or unfair global economic policies, gender concerns during times of conflict, unfair diplomacy and selfish foreign policies.

Peace and Security Studies will help us delve into the different forms of insecurity that negatively affect individuals and soon affect families, the nation, regions, and the world. In the same way it will help the state to identify and understand the initial insecurities – both perceived and apparent, which will cost them a fortune once they fail to live up to people’s expectations.

Once the people and the state are made aware of the true legitimacy of citizenship and leadership, tact will prevail in both. for the gun has been tried and tested as a means of achieving security beyond the power of the people; Peace and security studies help raise the level of this understanding in which the country can invest more.

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