The Viability of Human Security

Monica den Boer and Jaap de Wilde

The Viability of Human Security
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Monica den Boer and Jaap de Wilde

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

272 pages | 6-1/3 x 9-1/2
Paper $54.95 ISBN: 9789053567968 Published June 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This volume elaborates on the EU report A Human Security Doctrine for Europe, adding an engaging discussion of international legal consequences and operational demands in the European Union’s quest for domestic security. Introducing the concept of “Human Security from Below,” the editors highlight how people in war-torn countries have no choice but to create their own security arrangements. But such structures, surprisingly, are not unique to war zones, the contributors reveal—human security initiatives from below occur in even the most stable Western countries. Arguing that human security as a concept only makes sense if it covers both foreign and domestic policy concerns, The Viability of Human Security offers concise insights on this largely neglected topic.
I. Introduction
1. Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Human Security
Monica den Boer and Jaap de Wilde
II. Top-Down Human Security Policies
2. From Just War to Just Peace
Mary Kaldor
3. Failing Global Justice and Human Security
Willy Bruggeman
4. Governing Transnational Law Enforcement in the EU: Accountability after Fusing Internal and External Security
Monica den Boer
5. The Lack of Coherence between Internal and External Security Policies of the European Union
Cyrille Fijnaut
6. Ambidextrous Military: Coping with Contradictions of New Security Policies
Joseph L. Soeters
III. Human Security Policies from Below
7. Human Security, the Military and the (Israeli) State: "In-Between Organisations" at Checkpoints
Eyal Ben-Ari
8. Human Security from Below: Freedom from Fear and Lifeline Operations
Mient Jan Faber
9. Human Security from Below: Palestinian Citizens Protection Strategies, 1988-2005
Walid Salem
10. Human Security from Below: Local Security Networks in the Netherlands
Jan Terpstra
IV. Conclusion
11. Speaking or Doing Human Security?
Jaap de Wilde
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