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Security, and Prevention of Terrorism and Militarism

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A European Way of Security. The Madrid Report on the Human Security Study Group
¤ Mary Kaldor (Conv.) ¤ November 2007
The European Union should relaunch its foreign and security policy in the wake of the proposed Reform Treaty by declaring its commitment to principles of human security governing the deployment of military and civilian forces in external interventions, suggests the Madrid Report of the Human Security Study Group launched on 08 November 2007. Entitled "A European Way of Security," the report urges EU member states to support a new framework for the European Security and Defense Policy (...) read more

A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility
¤ Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change ¤ 2 December 2004
We live in a world of new and evolving threats, threats that could not have been anticipated when the UN was founded in 1945 - threats like nuclear terrorism, and states collapsing as a consequence of the witch’s brew of poverty, disease, and civil war. The erosion of the state’s capacity, anywhere in the world, weakens the protection of every state against transnational threats such as terrorism and organized crime. All states require international cooperation to make them secure. This (...) read more

The Cosmopolitan State
¤ Ulrich Beck ¤ January 2001
The global terrorist threat is part of the risk society and blurs the distinction between internal and external security. Ulrich Beck concludes that in order to be able to deal with their national problems, today’s states have to de-nationalize and transnationalize themselves. Terrorism operating on a global scale has opened a new chapter in world risk society. A clear distinction must be made between the attack itself and the terrorist threat that becomes universal as a result. The (...) read more


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