Transforming Security (1st ed. 2022)
A New Balance-of-Power Doctrine

By (author) Ursula Werther-Pietsch

ISBN13: 9783030870997

Imprint: Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Format: Paperback / softback

Published: 30/10/2022

Availability: Available

This book analyses the collective security system as it now stands, focusing on strategic and normative frameworks. The old system of international collective security is based on assumptions that are inadequate in relation to current challenges. Against the backdrop of changed geopolitical constellations, democracies under siege and the challenges posed by new types of warfare, critical analysts hold that not a single multilateral institution today is fully up to the task it was created for. The UN, from its founding to the Sustained Peace Approach, represents a fascinating global process of vision-building and adaptation to reality. Based on this understanding, the dynamics of the UN peace and security architecture are examined along with major agendas, from peacebuilding to development. In turn, reform proposals in the post-COVID-19 era are discussed. The book examines whether a regionalization of security structures within the UN framework may offer a way out of global fragility and growing instability factors, a question of utmost importance for conflict prevention and crisis management in the next few decades. In turn, the author discusses a normative positioning of a new intervention logic as the lowest common denominator between collaborative regional orders. Reinvented multilateralism will return as a "must." Given its scope, the book will appeal to students and scholars of international relations and international security studies, as well as to policymakers in governments and international organizations.
Chapter 1. The Interplay of Geopolitics and Law.- Part I. Collective Security and its Inherent Failures.- Chapter 2. Intertwined Pillars in a World of Change.- Chapter 3. New Ways to Tackle Global Peace and Security.- Chapter 4. Who, Why and When - The Normative Framework.- Chapter 5. How To Do It - Strategies of International Crisis and Conflict Management.- Chapter 6. Resume Part I - Global Peace & Security Today.- Part II. Towards a New Balance-of-Power Doctrine.- Chapter 7. Changed Geopolitical Conditions.- Chapter 8. Dynamics and UN Reform from 1990 to 2030.- Chapter 9. Resume Part II - Milestones of Progress in Multilateralism.- Part III. Collaborative Regional Security.- Chapter 10. How to Keep Peace - Learning from History.- Chapter 11. Modelling the Future: A Global Peace Mechanism for 2050.- Chapter 12. Resume Part III - Global Peace Mechanism Model
  • International relations
  • Security services
  • Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
  • Undergraduate
  • Professional & Vocational
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