Envisioning human security – commentary to Gill


  • John Morrissey National University of Ireland, Galway


Prompted by Nick Gill’s review essay, ‘The suppression of welcome’, this commentary additionally reflects on attendant questions of security and responsibility in seeking to conceptualize a more human-centred vision of populations and population management in our current moment of refugee crisis in Europe. It charts how we might productively conceptualize and enact a ‘human security’ vision of population management, how such a vision requires us to think differently and cooperatively about security, and ultimately how this compels us to supplant a prevailing narrative of external threat and risk with a story of shared precarity, human empathy and collective responsibility.




How to Cite

Morrissey, J. (2018). Envisioning human security – commentary to Gill. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, 196(2), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.76029