Title Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Space
Author Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Daniel Marcos
ISBN 9781733733946
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No of pages 236
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
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This is the third and final volume resulting from the Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies, a project coordinated by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 research program. The project had three main clusters of research: energy, economy and human security. This volume addresses the human security dimension of the study on the Atlantic Basin.

This volume, with chapters from specialists in the Jean Monnet Network, sheds new light in all these areas. The first part, “Human Security Threats in the Atlantic Basin,” seeks to bring a new understanding on classical concepts and threats to human security. From drug traffic to energy security, from the northern Mediterranean to the connection between fragile states and terrorism, we examine the different realities and answers across the Atlantic and its four continents. However, there are new and intensive challenges to human security that could be left aside, and those are integrated on the second part of the volume. The most poignant are the migratory flows that course through this region, in several dimensions. In the final part of the volume, the authors focus on the possibility of “Forging Human Security Networks” within the Atlantic Basin. The main actors of the region have already developed several tools to deal with the threats and challenges concerning human security. Do they or could they cooperate more and better? Is there an overlapping of the instruments at their disposal or, on the other hand, could they work together in order to maximize their results? These are the questions answered, in different regards, by the chapters in this third part.




Introduction (Nuno Severiano Teixeira and Daniel Marcos)


Part I: Human Security Threats in the Atlantic Basin

Chapter 1. From Security to Human Security: The Evolution of the Concept and Current Perspectives for the Atlantic Basin (Daniel Marcos and Nuno Severiano Teixeira)

Chapter 2. Understanding Terrorism and Organized Crime in Light of Fragile States: Case Study on Niger, Mali and Chad (Abdelhak Bassou and Amal el Ouassif)

Chapter 3. Energy Security in the Framework of Human Security, Oil, and Gas in the North Atlantic Basin (Macarena Larrea Basterra, Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, and Jaime Menéndez Sánchez)


Part II: Facing New Challenges to Human Security

Chapter 4. Addressing New Threats in the Atlantic Basin Security Environment: The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Fight Against Illicit Arms Trade (Leonardo Paz Neves)

Chapter 5. Human (In)security and Irregular Migration: The Atlantic Basin (João Estevens)

Chapter 6. Connecting Shores: Migration and Human Security in the Atlantic Basin (Susana Ferreira)

Chapter 7. Cities Under Pressure: Internal Migration in Latin American Metropolitan Areas (Ramón Mahía and Rafael de Arce)


Part III: Forging Human Security Networks

Chapter 8. Regions as Security Spaces: Taking External Actors and Incomplete Region-Building into Account (Frank Mattheis)

Chapter 9. Transatlantic Tensions, Cooperation and the Africa Policies of the United States and the European Union (Gorm Rye Olsen)

Chapter 10. Climate Change Governance in the Atlantic Basin: The Cases of the United States, the European Union, and Brazil (Joana Castro Pereira)

About the Editors:

Nuno Severiano Teixeira is Full Professor at NOVA University-Lisbon and Director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA). He has been Visiting Professor at Georgetown University (2018-2019), Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2004) and Senior Visiting Scholar at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute-Florence (2006/2009). He served as Minister of Interior (2000/2002) and Minister of Defense (2006/2009) of the Portuguese Government.

Daniel Marcos holds a PhD in History of International Relations, Lisbon University Institute (2011). He is Researcher at IPRI-NOVA, where he works on Portuguese participation in NATO, from 1949 to 1976. He was Researcher at the Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies, from 2016-2019. In 2008 he participated in the Decolonization Seminar, directed by William Roger Louis at the National History Center, Washington, DC.

Target Audience:

This volume addresses the human security dimension of the study on the Atlantic Basin. It is useful for people interested in energy, economy and human security and defence studies.


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