232 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Contemporary European Security explores the complex European security architecture and introduces students to the empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying the subject. Written by experts in each subfield, it addresses key topics within the wider strategic context of international security.

    Presenting traditional and critical debates to illuminate this ever-changing field it addresses specifically:

    • European security since 2000 and the end of the Cold War.
    • The evolution of International Relations theories in understanding security in Europe.
    • The role of NATO in the post-war period and its strategy, impact and enlargement.
    • The institutionalisation of the CSCE and the political tensions within the OSCE.
    • The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and recent policy initiatives in defence.
    • Feminist conceptions of European security.
    • European military innovation.
    • Security challenges in the post-Soviet space and the growing instability in the Middle East and North Africa.
    • The emergence of human security.
    • Internal and societal security.

    This essential textbook will be of key interests to students and scholars of European Security, Security and Military studies, Strategic Studies, European Politics and International Relations.

    1. A Changing Security Architecture [Laura Chappell, David Galbreath and Jocelyn Mawdsley]

    2. From Cold War to European Peace [Laura Chappell and Jocelyn Mawdsley]

    3. Contesting Approaches to European Security [André Barrinha and Sarah da Mota]

    4. NATO and the Transatlantic Community, 1949-2019 [James Sperling]    

    5. The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe [David Galbreath]

    6. European Union [Laura Chappell and David Galbreath]

    7. Internal Security [Raphael Bossong and Hendrik Hegemann]

    8. European Responses to the Human Security Agenda [Jocelyn Mawdsley]

    9. Gendering European Security [Katharine A. M. Wright]

    10. Changing Conventional Security Threats [Peter Viggo Jakobsen]

    11. Innovating European Defence [Simon J. Smith]

    12. European Security: Where Do We Go From Here? [Laura Chappell, Jocelyn Mawdsley and David Galbreath]


    David J. Galbreath is Professor of International Security and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bath, UK.

    Jocelyn Mawdsley is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at Newcastle University, UK.

    Laura Chappell is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Surrey, UK.

    "This is a well-designed, thoughtful, penetrating and comprehensive analysis of the nature and role of European security. The exercise is timely, given the unfolding of important changes in regional and global security. It will be an invaluable guide to students, teachers and researchers interested in the topic."

    Emil J Kirchner, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex, UK

    "European security has been on an incredible journey over the past 30 years. Precisely because of the fluidity and complexity, Contemporary European Security is a topic that is difficult for students to grasp and what seems impossible to squeeze into a textbook. Nevertheless, Galbreath, Chappell and Mawdsley have done just that in an excellent way. Students and teachers of European Security stand to benefit enormously."

    Trine Flockhart, Professor, University of Southern Denmark

    "Contemporary European Security is a comprehensive and timely volume that addresses the major issues confronting Europe and its strategic partners in the twenty-first century. It ties the discussion of a wide range of security challenges to the theoretical debates in a manner that gives students of international relations an accessible look at the state of the discipline as it relates to European security."

    Zachary Selden, Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA