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Contemporary European Security

1st Edition

Edited by David J. Galbreath, Jocelyn Mawdsley, Laura Chappell


224 pages

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European security is a complex network of insecurities, institutions and initiatives. Europe is faced with the traditional insecurities of inter- and intra-state conflict as well as non-state threats to security such as environmental, health and human security. The region’s attempts to combat these insecurities have been to develop and foster regional institutions, such as the EU, NATO, OSCE and even the Council of Europe. In turn, member-states and the institutions have set out various ways to combat a range of insecurities from ethnic conflict to human trafficking.

This text explores the complex European security architecture with an eye on introducing students to the empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to European security.

Table of Contents

Part I: Framing European Security

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

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

3. Contesting approaches to European Security [Andre Barrinha]

Part II: Institutions of European Security

4. North Atlantic Treaty Organization [Jim Sperling]

5. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [David Galbreath]

6. European Union [Laura Chappell and David Galbreath]

Part III: Issues of European Security

7. Gendering European Security [Katharine Wright]

8. Innovating European Defence [Simon J. Smith]

9. Changing Conventional Security Threats [Peter Viggo Jakobsen]

10. Human Security [Jocelyn Mawdsley]

11. Internal Security [Raphael Bossong and Hendrik Hegemann]

12. European Security: Where do we go from here? [David Galbreath, Jocelyn Mawdsley and Laura Chappell]

About the Editors

David J. Galbreath is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK. His previous books include (with A. Lasas, J. Lamoreaux ) Continuity and Change in the Baltic Sea Region: Comparing Foreign Policies (Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008). The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (London : Routledge, 2007). Nation-Building and Minority Politics in Post-Socialist States: Interests, Influence and Identities in Estonia and Latvia (Stuttgart : ibidem, 2005).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security