In this new book, Chinkin and Kaldor examine how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of 'new wars'. They put forward a practical case for what they define as second generation human security and the implications this carries for international law.
»Global« is everywhere .... but what do social actors actually do when using this term? This new book argues that the omnipresence of the adjective 'global' is not just a linguistic curiosity but a distinct political phenomenon: the negotiation and reproduction of the 'new world'.
In this multi-sited ethnographic study, anthropologist Ruben Andersson travels along the clandestine migration trail from Senegal and Mali to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Through the voices of his informants, Andersson explores how Europe’s increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target–the clandestine migrant.
Security Policy has changed dramatically since the end of the Cold War. It can no longer be thought of in terms of securing one country against the military attack of another. Security is now a global concept that crosses state boundaries and faces risks of many shapes and sizes.
International law is increasingly applied in domestic courts. In light of this relatively new trend, the book aims at drawing a theoretical framework for analysing the role of national courts in adjudicating cases related to armed conflicts. Through the deconstruction of an extensive scope of case law from different jurisdictions (US, UK, Canada, Israel, Italy, Serbia and others), in which the legal argument and the broader political context are examined, several functional roles are identified. These include the apologist, the avoiding, the deferring , the normative application and the utopian roles.
This book provides the first systematic account of the relationship between nationalism and the rule of law by focusing on the domains of citizenship, transitional justice, and international justice. It engages these insights further in a detailed empirical analysis of three case studies from the former Yugoslavia.
Shannon Beebe and Mary Kaldor's 'The ultimate weapon is no weapon' has now been published in German - 'Unsere beste Waffe ist keine Waffe: Konfliktlösungen für das 21. Jahrhundert'.
The third edition of New and Old Wars is out. It has been fully revised and updated with an afterword answering the critics of the New Wars argument and an exploration of how old war thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq greatly exacerbated what turned out to be, in many ways, archetypal new wars.
The paperback edition of 'The European Union and Human Security: External Interventions and Missions' is now available.
Beebe, Shannon and Mary Kaldor (2010) The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon. New York: PublicAffairs. This title presents a unique combination of British academic and pacifist and American Lt Colonel with background in political science who develop a shared concept of the nature of violence in the 21st century, and a programme for how to