National Security Strategy and Educational Policy for the World Risk Society

National Security Strategy and Educational Policy for the World Risk Society

Danuta Kaźmierczak, Ph.D.
Pedagogical University of Cracow, POLAND

The world risk society is a product of “reflexive modernity” – the period in which the undesired side-effects of activity – risks force people, societies and states to concentrate all efforts to control them.
The introductory analysis of nature of threats and risks in that paper contributes to the discussion on what measures and tools the national security strategies offer or should offer the risk society to contain risk. The aim is to find possibly conclusive answer by analysis and comparisons of the selected material.
The presentation of concepts and practical solutions from literature and security strategies of Poland and the USA and policies helped conclude that both defensive and offensive approaches along with the traditional military power and soft power seem to be equally crucial to deal with internal and global risks. These measures include: risk management, international cooperation, cooperation of all internal institutions and forces, the international risks policy to conclude with the educational policy as a risk policy.
Article history
Received: 11.01.2018 Accepted 27.02.2018

Key words
threats, risk management, cooperation, soft power, military power

10.24356/SD/25/5