This book is an exploration of this security gap. It makes the
case for a new approach to security based on a global conversation-
a public debate among civil society groups and individuals as well
as states and international institutions. The chapters follow on
from Kaldors path breaking analysis of the character of new wars in
places like the Balkans or Africa during the 1990s.
The first four chapters provide a context; they cover the experience of humanitarian intervention, the nature of American power, the new nationalist and religious movements that are associated with globalization, and how these various aspects of current security dilemmas have played out in the Balkans. The last three chapters are more normative, dealing with the evolution of the idea of global civil society, the relevance of just war theory in a global era, and the concept of human security and what it might mean to implement such a concept.
This book will appeal to all those interested in issues of peace and conflict, in particular to students of politics and international relations.
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Chapter 1: A Decade of Humanitarian Intervention, 1991-2000.
Chapter 2: American Power: From Compellance to Cosmopolitanism?.
Chapter 3 : Nationalism and Globalisation.
Chapter 4: Intervention in the Balkans: an unfinished learning process.
Chapter 5: The Idea of Global Civil Society.
Chapter 6: Just War and Just Peace.
Chapter 7: Human Security