The concept of “Responsible Sovereignty





International Relations

The concept of “Responsible Sovereignty”

Responsible freedom entails the principles followed by nations in different parts of the world. It stipulates that countries are entitled to protect not only their people, but should also be held into account to do more. In this regard, they are to cooperate across borders to protect the resources distributed to the people (Armstrong, Theo and Hélène 24). This includes readiness to address transnational threats. Some of these transnational threats include terrorism, natural disasters, and unexpected threats of insecurity (Greenwood 142). The responsiblesovereignty, therefore, is about taking care of what is in the country, including its people, as well as what is also outside the country, since the world is interconnected.

Why Security is a Multidimensional Issue

Security is hugely a multifaceted issue due the fact that it covers different aspects. There is security that is concerned with keeping people safe from unwanted aggression (Viotti, Paul and Mark 48). There is also cyber security, border safety, homeland security, anti-terrorism efforts, and food safety among others. It is, therefore, a multidimensional issue; hence, one has to elaborate on the one reffered to in order to develop the necessary expertise and marshal the necessary resources towards handling it (Walker 78). This is because different security issues and challenges require various forms of approaches. Approach to security issues also demands a holistic approach to ensure that all areas are attended to for better results.

Why Cyber Security is Currently One of the Most Important Issues

Cyber security is composed of the bodies of networks, technologies, practices, and processes geared towards protecting various networks, programs, computers, and even data (Onuf 183). The protection is from unauthorized access, damage, or attack. It is one of the most important issues of the world. In general, it is shifting to the digital platforms, and big data has been embraced (Shimeall & Spring 56). This means that organizations and institutions must ensure data safety during storage and retrieval. As a result, cybersecurity is one of the most important issues.

The four top international institutions and their missions and governance structure

The four top international organizations include World Trade Organization, European Union, United Nations, and World Bank. The missions of World Bank is ending of extreme poverty and enhancing shared prosperity all over the world (Baldwin 36). Its governance structure includes directors, as well as other commissioners chosen from the member countries. The World Trade Organization encourages a smooth as well as a free trade mong countries by eliminating trade barriers as well as providing a conducive platform for the negotiation of different trade agenda (John, Smith and Owens 68). The governance structure of WTO entails ministerial conferences that are comprised of various representatives of the organization members. It also has the general council delegate as the subsequent decision-making arm of the institution (Baylis, Smith and Patricia 123).

The European Union (EU) has its mission statement geared towards working together on a systemic, equal, and objective footing (Forsythe 104). Its governance structure, like the other noted institutions, comprises of the head of the union, and the delegates representing various member states. The United Nations (UN) is the largest institution in the world. Its mission is promoting international peace and cooperation on almost all fonts among the nations. Its senior governance structure revolves around secretary general that is a rotational title on all the continents (Banerjee 28). The high profile decision-making organ members are sourced from the different member states.

Works Cited

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