Security In 21st Century Europe

Author: Andrew Cottey
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137006471
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Europe's traditional problem of war between states is being displaced by a new and equally daunting set of security challenges. While major war within Europe remains unlikely, the 2008 Georgia war and the 2011 Libya war were reminders that violent conflicts are still prevalent on Europe's periphery and can pose major challenges for European governments, NATO and the EU. At the same time, terrorism, nuclear proliferation as well as non-military problems like mass migration and climate change threaten Europe's security. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this leading text provides a systematic assessment of security in contemporary Europe. The book examines the changing character of security and assesses the extent of the threats posed by different challenges, as well as the policy dilemmas involved in responding to these concerns. The nature of security in Europe has been transformed in recent years. Andrew Cottey argues that this is a result of two key developments: the emergence of a security community – a zone of peace where war is inconceivable across much of Europe – and the presence of new security threats such as terrorism and energy dependence. Set in the context of the rising power of non-Western states and the continuing fall-out from the global economic crisis, this text provides a comprehensive analysis of Europe's new security challenges.

A European Security Concept For The 21st Century Egmont Paper 1

Editor: Academia Press
ISBN: 9789038206011
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Europe S 21st Century Challenge

Author: Dr Sergio Carrera
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140949988X
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This volume presents the final results of the CHALLENGE research project (The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security) - a five-year project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of DG Research of the European Commission. The book critically appraises the liberties of citizens and others within the EU, and the different ways in which they are affected by the proliferation of discourses, practices and norms of insecurity enacted in the name of collective and individual safety. It analyses from an interdisciplinary perspective the impacts of new techniques of surveillance and control on the liberty and security of the citizen. The book studies illiberal practices of liberal regimes in the field of security, and the relationship between the internal and external effects of these practices in an increasingly interconnected world, as well as the effects in relation to the place of the EU in world politics.

European Security Into The 21st Century

Author: Marin Sopta
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European Security Architecture In The 21st Century

Author: Sean William Long
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Military And Society In 21st Century Europe

Author: Jürgen Kuhlmann
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825844493
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After the Cold War came to an end, European countries in both East and West faced the common question of how their military organizations and those of their neighbors would respond to shifts in international relations affecting their economies, their perception of globalized threats, and cross-national security management. It is undisputed, for example, that in well-developed democratic societies, the challenge to the legitimacy of the military in society, the decreasing subjective apprehension of threat, and growing opposition to systems of universal conscription have been linked to gains in wealth and living standards. This volume seeks, by empirically measuring social indicators, to assess the current state of civil-military relations in a number of countries in Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia) as well as the state of relations in several of their Western European counterparts (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands). The country studies describe and analyze the differing positions of the military in their specific national settings.

Security In The 21st Century Us And European Responses To Global Terrorism

Author: Patrick Wagner
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638310930
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Master's Thesis from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 2 (B), University of Kent (Brussels School of International Studies), 64 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Although the world stood united behind America when the dust of the collapsed twin towers of the World Trade Centre settled, differences between the United States and Europe soon became apparent. Europe might have supported the US in Afghanistan, both politically and militarily, but diverging interests already became apparent when the US sidelined NATO and preferred to lead ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ itself. The dispute escalated over the US plans to continue the war on terror in Iraq. Here, it emerged that the US and Europe do not share the same world view. While the US seem to perceive the world in Hobbesian terms, and believe that military strength is the only means to achieve security, Europe appears to understand security in the Kantian sense and believes that ‘perpetual peace’ can be achieved. The question that divided Europe and the US over Iraq then is more than a simple difference of opinion but reflects a deep philosophical division: Can global security be achieved by force or through sustained dedication to a set of normative principles implemented by the world community? Consequently, the counterterrorism strategies formulated in Europe and the US are of a fundamentally different nature, which cannot be explained merely by the discrepancy in military capabilities. If that would be the case, Europe would have begun to build up its military potential by now. Acknowledging that “terrorism has become one of the most pressing political problems,” (David Whittaker) the aim of this paper is to compare the US and the European approach to global terrorism, establish reasons for the differences and evaluate which approach might be more effective. As September 11, has changed our perception of security by demonstrating that even the US is, despite its unrivalled military superiority, vulnerable to attack, carried out by just 19 men armed with cardboard cutters, we should remain aware that the responses we chose to these attacks reflect our dedication to human rights, the rule of law and indeed freedom. Relying on military strength is easier than to acknowledge that terrorism is caused by a fundamentally unjust economical and political world order that markedly favours the West, yet it might ultimately prove to become more dangerous than terrorism itself, as it does nothing to resolve the problem but reinforces the world order that is the cause of the problem.

Conceptualizing Security For India In The 21st Century

Author: National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (Pune, India). Conference
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126907885
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The Present Volume Is An Anthology Of Papers Presented In The First Nisda Security Conference In 2005 With Interdisciplinary Contributions From A Variety Of Professionals From Government Organization, Academics And Researchers On The Common Theme Of Conceptualizing The Notion Of Security In The 21St Century. It Entails A Multi-Pronged Input From Organizational, Bureaucratic And Academic Perspectives To Look At In A Focused Way The Indo-Centric View Towards The National And International Security Matters. It Is Hoped That The Volume Will Be Useful To The Policymakers As Well As The Students Of International Relations And International Security.

Transatlantic Relations In The 21st Century

Author: Erwan Lagadec
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683211
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This book offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century. The collapse of the Soviet bloc opened up an era in which the drivers and perceived benefits of the US alliance among European countries have become more variegated and shifting. The proposition that the US remains at once an 'indispensable' and 'intolerable' nation in Europe is a key concept in the alliance, as the US remains inextricably tied to the continent through economic, military and cultural links. This work examines this complex subject area from many angles, including an analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of America's relations with Europe, as well as a discussion of the politics of transatlantic affairs which utilises evidence gleaned from a series of case-studies. In the concluding chapters, the author assesses the likelihood that the West can entrench its global dominance in the realms of "soft" and "hard" power, and by effecting a "controlled reform" that will see multilateral structures open up to emerging powers. This book will be of great interest to students of European Politics, EU integration, transatlantic relations, US foreign policy/diplomacy, International Security and IR in general.

Global Security In The Twenty First Century

Author: Sean Kay
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742537675
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Kay integrates traditional and emerging challenges in one study that gives readers the tools they need to develop a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of global security."--BOOK JACKET.

Challenges Risks And Threats For Security In Europe

Author: Andreas Kellerhals
Editor: buch & netz
ISBN: 3038053066
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The conditions for security in Europe in the 21st century differ from those in the second half of the 20th century. The consequences of the East-West conflict no longer determine the security agenda. Due to the pan-European process of integration and cooperation, European countries have the chance of a future together in an “area of peace, freedom, security and justice”. However, the security situation in Europe is determined by new threats and risks. Comprehensive security means that external and internal as well as civilian and military security aspects are closely linked. It goes beyond traditional security issues and includes, inter alia, instruments of economic, social, and health policy. In addition, today's threats are of cross-boarder nature: Threats like attacks on the security of IT systems, organized crime, and climate change appear to be solvable mainly through international cooperation. Thus, the role of international organizations is becoming more important. The 11th Network Conference analysed the existing security architecture of Europe in the above mentioned political areas. The contributions can be found in this publication.

Energy Security Challenges For The 21st Century

Author: Gal Luft
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275999971
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This timely and comprehensive book is a one stop shop for anyone interested in the nexus between energy and security. Bringing the perspectives of the best experts in the field it sheds light on the role of energy in modern life and the various approaches countries use to achieve energy security.

European Strategy In The 21st Century

Author: Sven Biscop
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429763999
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This book argues that Europe, through the European Union (EU), should act as a great power in the 21st century. The course of world politics is determined by the interaction between great powers. Those powers are the US, the established power; Russia, the declining power; China, the rising power; and the EU, the power that doesn’t know whether it wants to be a power. If the EU does not just want to undergo the policies of the other powers it will have to become one itself, but it should differ in its strategy. In this book, Sven Biscop seeks to demonstrate that the EU has the means to pursue a distinctive great power strategy, a middle way between dreamy idealism and unprincipled pragmatism, and can play a crucial stabilizing role in this increasingly unstable world. Written by a leading scholar, this book will be of much interest to students of European security, EU policy, strategic studies and international relations.

Complex Societal Dynamics

Author: Katalin Martinás
Editor: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607506521
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Security Challenges and Opportunities. This book contains 20 papers drawn from presentations and discussions at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Complex Societal Dynamics Security Challenges and Opportunities, held in Zagreb, Croatia in December 2009. The theory of complex systems views

Strengthening Transatlantic Security A U S Strategy For The 21st Century

Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 142898108X
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Russia S Foreign Security Policy In The 21st Century

Author: Marcel De Haas
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136990321
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This book examines Russia’s external security policy under the presidencies of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev and beyond. The Russian Federation has developed from a neglected regional power into a self-declared resurgent superpower. Russia’s background in the former Soviet Union as well as close ties with the upcoming new powers of China and India served as spring-boards towards regaining an influential status in the world. Simultaneously, Moscow developed an assertive policy towards the West and unwilling neighbours, culminating in August 2008 in an armed conflict with Georgia. Reviewing this decade of Russian international security policy, this work analyses security documents, military reforms and policy actions towards friends and foes, such as the USA and NATO, to provide an assessment of the future security stance of the Kremlin. This book will be of much interest to students of Russian politics and foreign policy, European politics and Security Studies and IR in general.

Faces Of The 21st Century

Editor: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Rewasz"
ISBN: 8389188732
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Asia Europe On The Eve Of The 21st Century

Author: Suthiphand Chirathivat
Editor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812301488
File Size: 28,26 MB
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This unique book provides both Asian and European perspectives on a diversity of topics concerning the relationship between Asia and Europe. There are in-depth analyses of the most crucial issues including historical and cultural links, political aspects and linkages, and economic partnerships.