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Merete Bilde on the cross section of religion and foreign policy

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Merete Bilde is policy advisor at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union in Brussels.

Prior to her current position, she worked in the Policy Unit of EU High Representative Javier Solana on issues related to political aspects of Islam and cross-cultural relations. Her expertise lies with issues at the cross section of religion and foreign policy This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

People, States & Fear - An Agenda for International Security Studies in the Post-Cold War Era (2nd Edition)

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The second edition of this widely acclaimed book takes as its main theme the question of how states and societies pursue freedom from threat in an environment in which competitive relations are ine

scapable across the political, economic, military, societal and environmental landscapes. Throughout, attention is placed on the interplay of threats and vulnerabilities, the policy consequences of overemphasising one or the other, and the existence of contradictions within and between ideas about security. 

Barry Buzan argues that the concept of security is a versatile, penetrating and useful way to approach the study of international relations. Security provides an analytical framework which stands between the extremes of power and peace, incorporates most of their insights and adds more of its own. People, States and Fear is essential reading for all students and researchers of international politics and security studies. 

A new introduction, placing this classic text in a current context, was added to this book by the author in 2007.

Elsa Ray on Counter-Radicalization and Islamophobia

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Elsa Ray is the Project manager and spokesperson of the Le Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France (CCIF), a civil society organization that supports victims of islamophobia in France.

CCIF also conducts monitoring and reporting, provides legal assistance and participates in European and international projects that target countering islamophobia. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security. 

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

What is Societal Security?

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The SOURCE coordinator, Peter Burgess, explains his views and insights on what we understand as Societal Security.

How to address security threats - Ida Haisman The Hague Security Delta

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Ida Haisma is the director of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the largest security cluster in Europe, where businesses, governments and knowledge institutions work together on innovation and knowle

dge in the field of safety and security. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security http://www.societalsecurity.net/ Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

News Frames and National Security - Covering Big Brother

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Did media coverage contribute to Americans' tendency to favor national security over civil liberties following the 9/11 attacks?

How did news framing of terrorist threats support the expanding surveillance state revealed by Edward Snowden? Douglas M. McLeod and Dhavan V. Shah explore the power of news coverage to render targeted groups suspicious and to spur support for government surveillance. They argue that the tendency of journalists to frame stories around individual targets of surveillance - personifying the domestic threat - shapes citizens' judgments about tolerance and participation, leading them to limit the civil liberties of a range of groups under scrutiny and to support 'Big Brother'.
 

Human Security and Non-Citizens - Law, Policy and International Affairs

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Cambridge University Press
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The past decades have seen enormous changes in our perceptions of 'security', the causes of insecurity and the measures adopted to address them.

Threats of terrorism and the impacts of globalisation and mass migration have shaped our identities, politics and world views. This volume of essays analyses these shifts in thinking and, in particular, critically engages with the concept of 'human security' from legal, international relations and human rights perspectives. Contributors consider the special circumstances of non-citizens, such as refugees, migrants, and displaced and stateless persons, and assess whether, conceptually and practically, 'human security' helps to address the multiple challenges they face.

Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security

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Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become a prominent and rapidly growing field of research.

Ongoing debates question whether health and security should be linked; which (if any) health issues should be treated as security threats; what should be done to address health security threats; and the positive and negative consequences of ‘securitizing’ health. In academic and policy terms, the health security field is a timely and dynamic one and this handbook will be the first work comprehensively to address this agenda. Bringing together the leading experts and commentators on health security issues from across the world, the volume comprises original and cutting-edge essays addressing the key issues in the field and also highlighting currently neglected avenues for future research.

Threat Politics: New Perspectives on Security, Risk and Crisis Management

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Aiming to open up a new perspective on the study of threats and risks, this text combines insights from the thematically linked but academically disassociated fields of security studies, risk studi

es and crisis management studies. It provides case studies of key agents, arenas and issues involved in the politics of threats. In addition to the traditional unit of analysis - national governments - this book takes into account non-governmental agents, including public opinion, the media and business.

Poverty and the Critical Security Agenda

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Poverty and the Critical Security Agenda argues that poverty should be a central concern of security studies and critiques existing methodological approaches to poverty and 'well-being'.

Using the Philippines as a case study, this book is critical of approaches to poverty that portray the poor as passive objects as opposed to dynamic actors. With this in mind, the relationship between poverty and democracy, as a means to facilitating human security, is central. Poverty acts as a major behavioural force in international relations, not least for the state, and therefore merits increased visibility within the research agenda. This text is highly relevant for courses on international relations methodology and critical theory, development studies, security studies and international political economy.

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