Contemporary European Security explores the complex European security architecture and introduces students to the empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying the subject. Written by experts in each subfield, it addresses key topics within the wider strategic context of international security.
Presenting traditional and critical debates to illuminate this ever-changing field it addresses specifically:
- European security since 2000 and the end of the Cold War.
- The evolution of International Relations theories in understanding security in Europe.
- The role of NATO in the post-war period and its strategy, impact and enlargement.
- The institutionalisation of the CSCE and the political tensions within the OSCE.
- The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and recent policy initiatives in defence.
- Feminist conceptions of European security.
- European military innovation.
- Security challenges in the post-Soviet space and the growing instability in the Middle East and North Africa.
- The emergence of human security.
- Internal and societal security.
This essential textbook will be of key interests to students and scholars of European Security, Security and Military studies, Strategic Studies, European Politics and International Relations.