TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “The Perception of Security in a World Comparative Perspective” written by Juan Díez-Nicolás, President of ASEP and Professor of Sociology at Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid, Spain).
Security has been an important value in traditional societies, and a key value in present developed and less developed societies. Data from more than 60 countries demonstrate that it is more important than freedom and equality. The problem is what level of freedom are we prepared to lose to get a certain level of security. People perceive three levels of security: personal, community and national.