Latest research


Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans

Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans|
Thomas, Margo and Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna (2015)
Developing and ‘transition’ economies face myriad challenges in their attempts to achieve and maintain political stability and foster the economic growth essential for national security, the social well-being of current citizens, and sustainable environments for future generations. Governments in the Western Balkans have striven to achieve all of the above, and this volume assesses the nature of their experiences as well as the level of their success in doing so.

Subterranean book

Subterranean Politics in Europe|
Kaldor, Mary and Selchow, Sabine (2015)
Palgrave Macmillan
We are experiencing one of those rare moments in history when subterranean politics 'bubbles up' to the surface.Based on a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research project carried out across Europe, and from the team responsible for the landmark Global Civil Society yearbooks, this volume investigates why this is occurring now, whether the current eruptions are different to previous periods of political upheaval, and what they tell us about the future of the European project.

Handbook of GSP
The Handbook of Global Security Policy
|Kaldor, Mary and Rangelov, Iavor (2014)
This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century.

Illegality, INC

Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe|
Andersson, Ruben (2014)
University of California Press
In this groundbreaking ethnography, Ruben Andersson,  travels along the clandestine migration trail from Senegal and Mali to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Through the voices of his informants, Andersson explores, viscerally and emphatically, how Europe’s increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target–the clandestine migrant. This vivid, rich work examines the subterranean migration flow from Africa to Europe, and shifts the focus from the “illegal immigrants” themselves to the vast industry built around their movements.


Routledge Handbook of Human Security|
Martin, Mary and Owen, Taylor (2014)
This Handbook will serve as a standard reference guide to the subject of human security, which has grown greatly in importance over the past twenty years.

 Rangelov book

Nationalism and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Balkans and Beyond| 
Rangelov, Iavor (2014)
Cambridge University Press
The relationship between nationalism and the rule of law has been largely neglected by scholars despite the fact that separately, they have often captured public discourse and have emerged as critical concepts for the social sciences. This book provides the first systematic account of this relationship. 

Ultimate Weapon - German

Unsere beste Waffe ist keine Waffe - Konfliktlösungen für das 21. Jahrhundert| (German edition of 'The Ultimate Weapon is no Weapon')
Beebe, Shannon and Kaldor, Mary (sommer 2013)
Brigitte Paegert, Pfarrinfo St. Jakobus
Two authors brought together from distant points on the political spectrum by their concerns about the repercussions of violent political conflict on human lives, explain and explore a new idea for stabilizing the dangerous neighborhoods of the world.


Quest for Security: Protection without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance|
Stiglitz, Joseph and Kaldor, Mary (eds.) (April 2013)
Columbia University Press
The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century.


Chapters, articles, blogs and presentations

Dr. Ruben Andersson

'A global front: thoughts on enforcement at the rich world’s borders'| In: Andersson, Ruben, (ed.) Illegality, Inc: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. California Series in Public Anthropology. University of California Press, Oakland, CA, USA, (online appendix).

'Time and the migrant other: European border controls and the temporal economics of illegality|', American Anthropologist, 116 (4): 795-809, 2014

'Hunter and prey: patrolling clandestine migration in the Euro-African borderlands'| Anthropological Quarterly, 87(1):119-148, 2014

'Border controls: some reflections from Stockholm'|, Border Criminologies Blog, 2013 

'A game of risk: boat migration and the business of bordering Europe'|, Anthropology Today,  28(6):7-11, 2012

'Frontex y la creación de la frontera euroafricana: golpeando la valla ilusoria' |, Revista de Derecho Migratorio y Extranjería, 28:177-191, 2011

Dr. Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic

'The politics, practice and paradox of 'ethnic security' in Bosnia-Herzegovina'|, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 4(1):11, 2015

'Practice without evidence: interrogating conflict resolution approaches and assumptions'| (co-authored), JSRP Paper 11, 2014

'Introduction: civil society and multiple transitions – meanings, actors and effects' (co-authored) In: V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic, J. Ker-Lindsay, and D. Kostovicova, (eds.) Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans . New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan , Basingstoke, UK, 2013

'Informality, inequality and social reintegration in post-war transition', Studies in Social Justice, 7 (2), 2013

'Decentralisation and local development in South East Europe' In: W. Bartlett, S. Malekovic, and V. Monastiriotis, (eds.) Decentralization and Local Development in South East Europe. Studies in economic transition. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 2013

Civil society and transitions in the Western Balkans New perspectives on South-East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 2013

'Europeanisation and conflict networks: private sector development in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina' (co-authored), East European Politics, 29 (2), 2013

Prof. Christine Chinkin

The war against cliché: dispatches from the international legal front| (co-authored.) In: C. Chinkin, and F. Baetens, (eds.) Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility: Essays in Honour of James Crawford. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2015.

'Addressing violence against women in the commonwealth within states' obligations under international law', Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 40 (3), 471-501, 2014

'The creation of UN women' (co-authored),  RegNet research paper series, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Canberra, Australia, 2013/7

'Gender and wars' (co-authored), Journal of International Affairs, 67(1), 167-187, 2013

'International dispute resolution with particular attention to China', Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law, volume 4: 211-307, 2013 

Rethinking legality/legitimacy after the Iraq War’. In: M. Juergensmeyer, R. Falk, and V. Popovski, (eds.) Legality and Legitimacy in Global Affairs. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, pp. 219-247, 2012

‘Accesso a la justicia, género y derechos humanos’ Violencia de Género Estategias de litigio para la defense de los derechos de las mujeres. Public Defenders Office, Buenos Aires, 2012

'The UN Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women: a commentary' (co-authored), Oxford commentaries on international law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2012

Prof. Mary Kaldor

'Human security'. In M. Kaldor and I. Rangelov, (eds) Hanbook of Global Security Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

'Filing the security gap. Human security, human rights and human development'. In: M. Martin and T. Owen (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Human Security. Routledge, 2014

‘Restructuring global security for the 21st century’. In: J. Stiglitz and M. Kaldor, (eds.)  The Quest for Security: Protection without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance.Columbia University Press, 2013

‘Comment on security cosmopolitanism’, Critical Studies on Security, volume 1, issue 1, 14 June 2013

'In defence of new wars',  Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2 (1), 2013

‘The EU as a new form of political authority: The example of CSDP’, Global Policy Journal, London, UK,  2012

A study of the various social mobilisations and collective activities that we chose to describe as ‘subterranean politics’ reveals a general frustration with current political practices’,  LSE Politics and Policy blog|, 17 October 2012

Persistent conflict’ (co-authored). Conflict, Security & Development, 12 (3), pp. 193-199, 2012

‘The Global Civil Society Yearbook: Lessons and Insights 2001-2011’ (co-authored) . In: M. Kaldor, H.L Moore, and S. Selchow, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2012: ten years of critical reflection. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2012

'A decade of the war on terror and the responsibility to protect’. In: M. Kaldor, and H.L Moore, and S. Selchow, (eds.) Global Civil Society 2012: ten years of critical reflection. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2012

Human security’, Society and economy: journal of the Corvinus University of Budapest, 33 (3). pp. 441-448, 2012

'Long-term prospects for Europe really rest with the 'subterranean politics' of protestors and intellectuals', LSE EUROPP blog|, 6 March 2012

See Mary Kaldor's blog in OpenDemocracy|

Dr. Mary Martin

Routledge Handbook of Human Security (co-edited). Routledge, 2014

National, European and Human Security, from co-existence to convergence (co-edited). Routledge, 2012

‘Human security – present challenges in the Mediterranean’,EUISS, 2012

'Rethinking transmission channels for transition. A role for the private sector in Kosovo', paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies conference on Peace and the Private Sector, 2012

‘The guiding principles on human rights and business – implementation in conflict-affected countries’, background paper for European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, 2012

Dr. Iavor Rangelov

'Democracy or stability? European approaches to justice in peace and transitional processes', Global Policy, 5(2): 191-200, 2014

'Transitional justice' (co-authored). In: M. Kaldor and I. Rangelov, (eds) The Hanbook of Global Security Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

‘The role of transnational civil society’. In: A. Lupel and E. Verdeja, (eds) Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 203-233, 2013

‘The Republic of Croatia’. In:L. Stan and N. Nedelsky, (eds) Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Transitional Justice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013

‘Contesting the rule of law: civil society and legal institutions’. In: V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic, J.K. Lindsey and D. Kostovicova, (eds) Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

‘Persistent conflict’ (co-authored), Conflict, Security & Development, 12 (3). pp. 193-199, 2012 

‘Abuse of power and conflict persistence in Afghanistan’ (co-authored),Conflict, Security & Development, 12(3): 227-248, 2012

Dr. Sabine Selchow

'Security policy and (global) risk(s)'. In: M. Kaldor and I. Rangelov, (eds) The Hanbook of Global Security Policy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

'An interplay of traditions: the 'return of uncertainty' and its taming in post-9/11 US security thinking'. In M. Bevir, O. Daddow and I. Hall, (eds.) Interpreting Global Security. Routledge, 2014

‘The ‘bubbling up’ of subterranean politics in Europe’ (co-authored) Journal of Civil Society, 9(1): 78-99, 2013

‘Preventive detention beyond the law: the need to ask socio-political questions’(co-authored). In P. Keyzer (ed.) Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions. Intersentia, 2013

'Global civil society and the internet 2012: time to update our perspective'. In M. Kaldor, H.L. Moore and S. Selchow (eds.)  Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

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