The Concept of Sustainable Development – the Factor of a Local Security Culture

The Concept of Sustainable Development – the Factor of a Local Security Culture

Assoc. Prof. Juliusz Piwowarski, Ph.D.
University of Public and Individual Security APEIRON in Cracow, POLAND

The article is concerned with the concept of sustainable development treated as an essential mechanism of security culture. The author emphasises how important it is for the implementation of the concept to be inspired from the bottom up in the social aspect of local communities. Today, the sense of community seems to stand in opposition to the institutionalised civil society. A developmental project, in order to result in some degree of balance, should take into consideration such components of security culture as support for the poor, security of existence for future generations or a transparent delineation of the human-nature relation. The author believes that this requires a continuous promotion of lifestyles and policies leading to societies attaining self-sufficiency, a combination of theory with practice and the introduction of good, proven theory. The article features pragmatism which is meant to be consistent with the local social activism. It presents the concept of sustainable development, at the same time indicating that its requirements should be treated as practical instructions which come in useful in the transformation of ethical rules into instructions which may prove helpful in particular activities conducted on the local scale and which are aimed at solving social issues due to the efforts to increase security culture.
Article history
Received: 10.02.2018 Accepted 17.03.2018

Key words
sustainable development, security culture, community, ethical principles

10.24356/SD/25/1