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Professor Mary Kaldor

  • kaldor-m-113x148Professor of Global Governance
  • Principal Research Fellow and Programme Director
  • Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit 
  • Department of International Development (ID) 


Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics. She is the author of many books, including 'The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the Changing Rules of War and Peace', 'New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era' and 'Global Civil Society: An Answer to War'. Professor Kaldor was a founding member of the European Nuclear Disarmament and of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly. She is also convenor of the Human Security Study Group, which reported to Javier Solana, and now Cathy Ashton.

Research interests and area of supervision

  • European security
  • Global civil society
  • New wars
  • The Balkans, Iraq, Afganistan and Transcaucasus
  • Human Security
  • Subterranean politics in Europe

Selected recent publications

  • Kaldor, Mary (forthcoming autumn 2012) New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, Polity Press
  • Kaldor, Mary, Moore, Henrietta and Selchow, Sabine, (eds.) (2012) Global Civil Society 2012: ten years of critical reflection. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, ISBN 9780230367876
  • Martin, Mary and Kaldor, Mary, (eds.) (2012) The European Union and Human Security: external interventions and missions. Routledgem Oxon, UK. ISBN 9780415691543
  • Kaldor, Mary and Schmeder, Genevieve (2010) Introduction,  in Albrow, MArtin and Seckinelgin, Hakan, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2011: globality and the absence of justice. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 12-13. ISBN 9780230367876
  • Beebe, Shannon D. and Kaldor, Mary (2010) The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: human security and the new rules of war and peace. Public Affairs Books, New York, USA. ISBN 9781586488239
  • Kaldor, Mary (2010) Inconclusive Wars: is Clausewitz still relevant in these global times? Global Policy, 1 (3), pp. 271-281. ISSN 1758-5880

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