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"Security Threats, Institutional Response and Governance"

Kirchner, Emil. (2005) "Security Threats, Institutional Response and Governance". In: UNSPECIFIED, Austin, Texas. (Unpublished)

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      The purpose of this paper is to examine how the lead security organisations (NATO, EU, OSCE and UN) react to specific types of security threat, contribute to a range of security governance functions, coordinate their activities within the system of European security governance, and collectively contribute to purposive security governance. It seeks to explore the strengths and weaknesses of these four security organisations in carrying out security functions, such as conflict prevention, peace-enforcement, peace-keeping and peace building. A further aim will be to examine the areas where coordination between security organisations has either failed or taken place, and investigate the factors which either promote or inhibit cooperation among the security organisations. The article suggests that the concept of security governance, although complex in its application, offers certain advantages for the study of security that are not evident in other international relations approaches; significantly the ability to identify security threats more clearly, and to assess more effectively how security threats are managed in a multi-level and multi-actor setting.

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      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
      Other international institutions > OSCE/Helsinki Process/CSCE
      Other international institutions > UN
      Other international institutions > NATO
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2005 (9th), March 31-April 2, 2005
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2005
      Page Range: p. 31
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:30

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