Download A Human Security Doctrine for Europe: Project, Principles, by M. Glasius PDF

By M. Glasius

Show description

Read or Download A Human Security Doctrine for Europe: Project, Principles, Practicalities (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics) PDF

Best political freedom books

Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance (Contemporary Security Studies)

This quantity seeks to appreciate the principal function of governments in intra-state conflicts. The booklet explores how the govt. in any society performs pivotal roles: as a deterrent opposed to those that might use violence; and as a possible hazard to the society. those roles come into clash with one another, as these governments which may top deter strength rebels also are those who can do the main damage to their voters.

Envisioning Real Utopias

A number one sociologist proposes a brand new framework for a socialist substitute. emerging inequality of source of revenue and tool, besides fresh convulsions within the finance quarter, have made the quest for possible choices to unbridled capitalism extra pressing than ever. but few are trying this task—most analysts argue that any try to reconsider our social and monetary family is utopian.

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

The well known blogger and heart East professional Juan Cole illuminates the function of today’s Arab youth—who they're, what they need, and the way they'll have an effect on global politics. starting in January 2011, the innovative wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars that comprised what many name “the Arab Spring” shook the area.

Extra info for A Human Security Doctrine for Europe: Project, Principles, Practicalities (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)

Sample text

In a sense, the human security approach is an extension of the internal methods of integration. The European Union is a political experiment that cannot be confined by territory. The other conception of Europe is as a superpower in the making. 16 Marlies Glasius and Mary Kaldor Even before the Second World War, Ernest Bevin, later to become British Foreign Secretary, talked about the advantages of ‘pooling’ the European colonies. There has always been a strand of Europeanism which sees the project as a way of reversing the decline of Europe’s Great Powers.

Instead of the dominance of a world market-oriented economic system based locally and nationally often on new forms of elite domination and misrule, as we see presently in Afghanistan and Iraq, a social contract is required that offers perspectives to survive. ‘Wealth distribution and access to rights and opportunities are extremely uneven, and economic activity is privatised without accountability or provision for public infrastructure and welfare’ (Pugh 2003: 53). The four levels of a public multi-level monopoly of force Although the proposed multi-level public monopoly of violence would be difficult to implement, a number of measures can be taken and policies introduced that aim at such a system.

This would include equal respect for all human lives instead of privileging one side, protecting people, and arresting individual criminals rather than defeating an enemy. Chapter 11 by Salmon and Kaldor in this volume elaborates on these principles. The distinctive nature of the European Union As mentioned above, the human security approach need not be unique to Europe. But it can be considered as a particularly appropriate policy for A vision for Europe and beyond 15 the European Union, depending on one’s view of what the European experiment is all about.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 8 votes