From Military to 'Security Interventions': An alternative approach to contemporary interventions
Kaldor, Mary, and Sabine Selchow,
In both academic and policy circles international interventions tend to mean ‘military’ interventions and debates tend to focus on whether such interventions are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in general. This article aims to open up scholarly engagement on the topic of the thorny reality of interventions in different contexts by recnceptualising international interventions as ‘security interventions.’
The Research Gap in Syria: individual and collective security in 'rebel-held' territories
This paper examines security in Syria through the conceptual lens of the security gap, understood as the gap between security practices and objectives which have implications for individual and collective security. It compares the security situation in so-called ‘rebel-held’ areas of Syria where alternative governance structures have emerged.
Does Security Imply Safety? On the (lack of) correlation between different aspects of security
This paper investigates to what extent different aspects of security correlate. It distinguishes four concepts covered by the term ‘security’: technical safety, perceived safety, technical security and perceived security. It is shown that these concepts need not correlate conceptually. Furthermore, the paper shows empirically that these concepts correlate weakly in two cases, which has implications for policy and research.