Latest research

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.


New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era, 3rd Edition
|Kaldor, Mary (September 2012).
Mary Kaldor's seminal book, now in its third edition, has been fully revised and updated. Kaldor has added an afterword answering the critics of the New Wars argument and, in a new chapter, shows how old war thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq greatly exacerbated what turned out to be, in many ways, archetypal new wars - characterised by identity politics, a criminalised war economy and civilians as the main victims.


Exiting Conflict, Owning the Peace: Local Ownership in International Peace Operations 
|Martin, Mary; Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna; Kostovicova, Denisa; Wittman, Aanne and Stephanie Moser (June 2012).
This study explores the norm of local ownership and the challenges of promoting it in the context of international peacebuilding. It focuses on three cases of late-stage intervention in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Its findings reveal the need to re-think local ownership within international peace building, both in theory and in practice.


The 'Bubbling Up' of Subterranean Politics in Europe
|Kaldor, Mary and Sabine Selchow (June 2012).
Engaging on a Europe-wide level with activists from many of the protest movements and burgeoning political groups of 2011-2012, this research shows a widening gulf between European politicians and their publics -while politicians concentrate on saving the Euro, the public are growing increasing distrustful of political elites.


International Security, Conflict and Gender: 'HIV/AIDS is another war'
|Seckinelgin, Hakan (June 2012).
Developing a gender-based framework for HIV/AIDS-conflict analysis, this book draws on research conducted in Burundi to understand the implications of post-conflict demobilization and reintegration policies on women and men and their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

Global Civil Society 2012: Ten years of critical reflection

Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection
|Kaldor, Mary; Selchow, Sabine and Henrietta L. Moore (eds) (May 2012).
Palgrave Macmillan
In this anniversary edition, activists and academics look back on ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed - or whether there is something genuinely new in kind about the way in which civil society is now operating.


Chapters, articles, blogs and presentations

Dr. Ruben Andersson

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

'Border controls: some reflections from Stockholm'|, 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, 28:177-192

Dr. Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic

'Introduction: Civil society and multiple transitions – meanings, actors and effects' (co-authored) In: Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Ker-Lindsay, James and Kostovicova, Denisa, (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: Bartlett, William and Malekovic, Sanja and Monastiriotis, Vassilis, (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 Creation of UN women' (co-authored),  RegNet research paper series, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Canberra, Australia, 2013/7

'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: Juergensmeyer, Mark and Falk, Richard and Popovski, Vesselin, (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

'Filing the Security Gap. Human Security, Human rights and Human Development'. In: Mary Martin and Taylor Owen (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Human Security, Routledge, 2014

‘Restructuring Global Security for the 21st Century’. In: Joseph Stiglitz and Mary 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: Kaldor, Mary and Moore, Henrietta and Selchow, Sabine, (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: Kaldor, Mary and Moore, Henrietta and Selchow, Sabine, (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

‘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

‘The ‘Bubbling Up’ of Subterranean Politics in Europe’ (co-authored) Journal of Civil Society,9(1): 78-99, 2013

‘An Interplay of Traditions: The ‘Return of Uncertainty’ and its Taming in Post-9/11 US Security Thinking’ In Bevir, Mark, Oliver Daddow, and Ian Hall (eds.) Interpreting Global Security, Routledge, 2013

‘Preventive Detention Beyond the Law: The Need to Ask Socio-Political Questions’(co-authored), in Keyzer, Patrick (ed.) Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions, Intersentia, 2013

'Global Civil Society and the Internet 2012: Time to Update Our Perspective'. In Kaldor, Mary, Henrietta L. Moore and Sabine Selchow (eds.)  Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

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