Human security, climate change, and migration: A European perspective

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a New Multilateralism
Subtitle of host publicationCultural Divergence and Political Convergence?
EditorsThomas Meyer, José Luís de Sales Marques, Mario Telò
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000366747, 9781003118671
ISBN (Print)9780367632946
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


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