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A Human Security Doctrine for Europe Project, Principles, Practicalities

Edited By Marlies Glasius, Mary Kaldor Copyright 2006
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A Human Security Doctrine for Europe explores the actual needs of individual people in conflict areas, rather than using a conventional institutional or geo-political perspectives.

    This new volume proposes that Europe should develop a new kind of human security capability that involves the military, the police and civilians all working together to enforce law rather than to fight wars. It argues that threats such as weapons of mass destruction or terrorism can only be countered if we address the insecurity of people in all parts of the world.

    Many people in the world lead intolerably insecure lives. In large parts of Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East, men and women live in daily fear of violent attacks, kidnapping, rape, extortion, robbery or trafficking. The existence of large military apparatuses does not create security; indeed, as in Iraq, the use of regular military forces may only make things worse. This stimulating study includes:

    • two chapters setting out the changed global context and proposing new approaches to security
    • five regional studies on the Balkans, the Great Lakes Region, the Middle East, the South Caucasus and West-Africa
    • four studies on different aspects of EU security policy, including the legal setting, the role of women, operational principles and the role of the new member states
    • four operational studies on capabilities, resources and institutional embedding

    Written by a diverse team of international experts, this book will of be of strong interest to students and researchers of security studies, peace studies, human rights and international relations.



    List of Abbrevations

    List of Maps and Tables

    Part I: Introduction

    A Human Security Vision for Europe and Beyond

    Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor

    The Challenges to Re-Establishing A Public Monopoly of Violence

    Herbert Wulf

    Part II: A Bottom-up Approach: Five Regional Studies

    Old and New Insecurity in the Balkans: Lessons from the EU’s

    Intervention in Macedonia

    Denisa Kostovicova

    The Great Lakes Region: Security Vacuum and European Legacy

    Victoria Brittain and Augusta Conchiglia

    Sierra Leone’s War in a Regional Context: Lessons from Interventions

    David Keen

    Human Security in the South Caucasus

    Mient-Jan Faber and Mary Kaldor

    Middle East Security: A View from Israel, Palestine and Iraq

    Yahia Said

    Part III: A Framework for Operations

    An International Law Framework with respect to International Peace and Security

    Christine Chinkin

    Women as Agents of Change in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

    Sonja Licht

    Culture and Capabilities of the New EU Members

    Pavel Seifter

    Principles for the Use of the Military in Support of Law-Enforcement Operations: Implementing the European Security Strategy

    Andrew Salmon and Mary Kaldor

    Part IV: Capabilities, Resources and Institutions

    What Colour Is Your Elephant? The Military Aspect of European Security

    Christopher Ankersen

    Civilian Tasks and Capabilities in EU operations

    Renata Dwan

    Equipment, Resources , and Inter-operability

    Geneviève Schméder

    Embedding a Bottom-Up Approach to European Security

    Stefanie Flechtner


    A Human Security Doctrine for Europe

    The Barcelona Report of the Study Group on Europe’s Security Capabilities


    Marlies Glasius is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Mary Kaldor is Director of the same centre and Professor of Global Governance. She is the author of New and Old Wars (1999), The Imaginary War (1990) and numerous other studies on global security. The editors are the coordinator and the convenor of the Study Group on Europe’s Security Capabilities.