Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
  • John Grin
  • Pál Dunay
  • Navnita Chadha Behera
  • Béchir Chourou
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
  • P. H. Liotta

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-24
  2. Introduction: Theoretical Contexts for Security Reconceptualizations since 1990

  3. The Conceptual Quartet:Security, Peace, Development and Environment and its Dyadic Linkages

  4. Philosophical, Ethical and Religious Contexts for Conceptualizations of Security

  5. Spatial Context and Referents of Security Concepts

  6. Reconceptualization of Security in Scientific Disciplines since 1990

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Michael Bothe
      Pages 475-485
    3. Syed Mansoob Murshed
      Pages 487-493
    4. Ulrich Albrecht, Hans Günter Brauch
      Pages 503-525
  7. Reconceptualizing Dimensions of Security (Debates since 1990)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Laura J. Shepherd, Jutta Weldes
      Pages 529-536
    3. Hans Günter Brauch
      Pages 537-552
    4. Barry Buzan
      Pages 553-560
    5. Czeslaw Mesjasz
      Pages 569-580

About this book


Globalization and Environmental Challenges pose new security dangers and concerns. In this reference book on global security thinking, 92 authors from five continents and many disciplines, from science and practice, assess the global reconceptualization of security triggered by the end of the Cold War, globalization and manifold impacts of global environmental change in the early 21st century. In 10 parts, 75 chapters address the theoretical, philosophical, ethical and religious and spatial context of security; discuss the relationship between security, peace, development and environment; review the reconceptualization of security in philosophy, international law, economics and political science and for the political, military, economic, social and environmental security dimension and the adaptation of the institutional security concepts of the UN, EU and NATO; analyze the reconceptualization of regional security and alternative security futures and draw conclusions for future research and action.
This book contains carefully revised papers from three workshops at ISA (Montreal), IPRA (Sopron) and the Fourth Pan European Conference on International Relations (The Hague) and additional commissioned papers.
All chapters were anonymously peer reviewed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Günter Brauch
    • 1
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
    • 2
  • Czeslaw Mesjasz
    • 3
  • John Grin
    • 4
    • 5
  • Pál Dunay
    • 6
  • Navnita Chadha Behera
    • 7
  • Béchir Chourou
    • 8
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote
    • 9
    • 10
  • P. H. Liotta
    • 11
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social Sciences, member of the College of Associated Scientists and Advisors (CASA) at UNU-EHS, AFES-PRESS chairmanFree University BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidiscipinarias (CRIM)National University of Mexico (UNAM), MRF Chair on Social Vulnerability at UNU-EHSMéxico
  3. 3.Faculty of ManagementCracow University of EconomicsKraków, ul Rakowicka 27Poland
  4. 4.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdam
  5. 5.Amsterdam School for Social science Research, Dept. of Political ScienceUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Geneva Centre for Security PolicyGeneva 1Switzerland
  7. 7.Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict ResolutionJamia Millia Islamia UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  8. 8.University of Tunis-CarthageHammam-ChattTunisia
  9. 9.Department of Private Law, School of LawUniversity of NairobiNairobi
  10. 10.International Environmental Law Research Centre, Kenya OfficeNairobiKenya
  11. 11.Pell Center for International Relations and Public PolicySalve Regina UniversityNewportUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-75976-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-75977-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
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