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Security in transition: An Interdisciplinary Investigation into the Security gap

Objective

The twentieth century model of security, based on the rule of law and policing within nation-states and conventional military forces externally is no longer easily applicable to twenty first century global security risks. The security gap refers to the fact that millions of people live in situations of intolerable insecurity as a consequence of armed conflict, organised crime, terrorism, financial crisis, poverty and inequality, environmental degradation, vulnerability to natural disasters to name but some of these risks and yet current public security provision is not designed to address these sources of insecurity and, indeed, as recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, sometimes makes them worse.
Security in transition’ is about investigating and identifying the nature of the security gap and tracking the ways in which public and private agents are adapting. It has five components: narratives; indicators; rules; tools; and geographies

Call for proposal

ERC-2010-AdG_20100407
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Host institution

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 391 669,60
Principal investigator
Mary Kaldor (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Dorota Rejman (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 391 669,60
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Mary Kaldor (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Dorota Rejman (Ms.)