This chapter addresses the issue of global security threats to humankind from a European perspective and argues that, to be effective, handling this type of threat requires a comprehensive and transnational response. It involves, moreover, not only international cooperation between states but also the engagement of international organizations and non-governmental organizations and the empowerment of people themselves, which to some extent means a new kind of multilateralism. The chapter is organized into three parts: the first one, offering a theoretical approach, traces the genealogy of the concept of security and seeks to identify the prevailing concept of human security; evolving from this theoretical framework, the second and the third parts deal with two case studies that occupy today the top of the European agenda: climate change and international migration.
|Title of host publication||Towards a New Multilateralism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cultural Divergence and Political Convergence?|
|Editors||Thomas Meyer, José Luís de Sales Marques, Mario Telò|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781000366747, 9781003118671|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2021|