Publications archive


Bottom-up Politics: An Agency-Centred Approach to Globalization
|Kostovicova, Denisa and Marlies Glasius (eds) (2011).
Palgrave Macmillan
The authors explore complex, counterintuitive and even unintended forms and consequences of bottom-up politics, going beyond simplistic understandings of ordinary people as either victims or beneficiaries of globalization.

Arguing about the World: the Work and Legacy of Meghnad Desai|
Vizard, Polly and Kaldor, Mary (eds)  (2011)
Bloomsbury Academic
Meghnad Desai is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the LSE. He is founder of LSE Global Governance. From 1990-1995 he was Director of LSE's Development Studies Institute and has been at the LSE for over 30 years. In 1991, Meghnad Desai was created Lord Desai of St Clement Danes. By enabling leading scholars and other public figures to explore the subjects that inspired them and Lord Desai, the publication offers a fascinating exploration of progress on economics, human rights and development issues. The initiative identifies the continuing contribution made by Lord Desai, and the development of the themes highlighted by his work.


The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace
|Beebe, Shannon D. and Mary Kaldor (2010).
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 stabilising the dangerous neighbourhoods of the world.

Alter-Globalization: Becoming Actors in the Global Age
|Pleyers, Geoffrey (2010).
Cambridge: Polity Press
Based of extensive field research conducted since 1999, Geoffrey Pleyers analyses the worldwide movement of 'alter-globalization activists', that is, those who contest globalization in its neo-liberal form and have developed new ways to become actors in the global age.

Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror
|Brahimi, Alia (2010).
Oxford University Press
Dr Alia Brahimi offers an exploration of the ways in which George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden drew upon, and simultaneously re-conceptualised, important moral concepts from within the Western and Islamic just war traditions.


The European Union and Human Security: External interventions and missions.
|Martin, Mary and Mary Kaldor (eds) (2009).
This study addresses two key issues: the need for an empirical assessment of EU foreign and security policies based on EU intervention in conflict and post-conflict situations, and the idea of 'human security' and how this is applied in European foreign policy.


Human Security: Reflections on Globalization and Intervention
|Kaldor, Mary (2007).
Cambridge: Polity Press.
This book is an exploration of this security gap. It makes the case for a new approach to security based on a global conversation - a public debate among civil society groups and individuals as well as states and international institutions.

International Politics of HIV/AIDS: Global Disease-Local Pain. |
Seckinelgin, Hakan (2007).
London: Routledge
This book examines the global governance of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, interrogating the role of this international system and global discourse on HIV/AIDS interventions.

Kaldor, Mary (2007)
From just war to just peace. In: Reed, C and Ryall, D, (eds.)
The price of peace: just war in the twenty first century.
Cambridge University Press

Kaldor, Mary, Mary Martin and Sabine Selchow (2007).
Human Security: a new strategic narrative for Europe
International Affairs 83(2).


New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era. 2nd edition
|Kaldor, Mary (2006).
Cambridge: Polity Press
In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war -- that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence -- is becoming an anachronism.

Kaldor, Mary and Andrew Salmon (2006)
Principles for the Use of Military Force in Support of Law Enforcement Operations: Implementing the European Security Strategy.

A European Way of Security  |
The Madrid Report of the Human Security Study Group comprising a Proposal and Background Report  (2006)


Glasius, Marlies and Mary Kaldor (eds.) (2005).
A Human Security Doctrine for Europe.|
London: Routledge.

Kaldor, Mary (2005).
What is Human Security?
Debating Globalization.
Cambridge: Polity Press, 175-190.

Kaldor, Mary (2005).
As zonas verde e vermelha do Iraque: Metafora para a situacao internacional.
Por Uma Governanca Global Democratica.
Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Sao Paulo, 129-141. 

Kaldor, Mary (2005).
'We have to think about the security of individuals rather than the protection of borders.' Boston Review|. A Political and Literary Forum, February/March 2005 Issue.


Exploring Civil Society: Political and Cultural Contexts
|Glasius. Marlies, David Lewis and Hakan Seckinelgin (eds) (2004)
London: Routledge.
This volume explores how the idea of civil society has been translated in different cultural contexts and examines its impact on politics worldwide.

A Human Security Doctrine for Europe| 
The Barcelona Report of the Study Group on Europe's Security Capabilities (2004)


Kaldor, Mary (2003). 'The Idea of Global Civil Society|' International Affairs, 79(3):583-593.

Kaldor, Mary (2003). 'Civil Society and Accountability'| Journal of Human Development,

Global Civil Society: An Answer to War. |
Kaldor, Mary (2003).
Cambridge: Polity.
The terms `global' and `civil society' have both become part of the contemporary political lexicon. In this important book, Mary Kaldor argues that this is no coincidence and that the reinvention of civil society has to be understood in the context of globalization.