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Non-traditional transnational security challenges in Serbian, British and Dutch security discourses: A cross-country comparison

: Jovanovic, Milos; Sweijs, Tim; Chmutina, Ksenia; Vietti, Francesca; Tibaldeo, Roberto Franzini; Burbiel, Joachim; Bosher, Lee; Dainty, Andrew


Masys, Anthony J. (Ed.):
Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challenges
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016 (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)
ISBN: 978-3-319-27913-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-27914-5 (Online)
ISBN: 3-319-27913-0
European Commission EC
FP7-SECURITY; 605142; EvoCS
The evolving concept of security: a critical evaluation across four dimensions
Book Article
Fraunhofer INT ()
concepts of security; policy making; cross-country comparison; security dimensions

What are a country's traditional and non-traditional security challenges? How are these being discussed and by whom? What is the relevance of security, ethics and human rights to these issues? Questions like these are often addressed in security policies. Yet to date an overview of these concerns does not exist. Research conducted within the project EvoCS fills this gap. This chapter presents an overview of these perceptions across the Netherlands, Serbia and the UK and provides a description of the methodology. The majority of the salient security challenges in all three countries are also prominent in the EU policy discourse. In conclusion, the three analysed countries are surprisingly similar to each other, considering the many differences between them. From a European point of view, this might be seen as an opportunity since future European Security Strategies can better address shared security problems of both EU and (possible future) non-EU members.