Soft Security Threats & Europe

1st Edition

Graeme P. Herd, Anne Aldis

Published June 9, 2005
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415370219 - CAT# RU42769


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A new in-depth assessment of ‘soft security’ threats in Europe and Eurasia. These threats are now posed by many kinds of trafficking and are being responded to with a range of methods. 

Experts from around the world are brought together to provide a detailed analysis of the various aspects of trafficking, covering illegal migrants, the black market weapons trade, sex trafficking and drugs. They consider the nature of this threat facing society and the effectiveness of national and international attempts to eradicate it. An assessment of EU responses to ‘soft security’ and a case study of US Homeland Security deliver the latest developments in this key area.

Is the concept of ‘soft security’ useful to analysts and policy-makers? Will they be able to manage these sources of insecurity successfully in the future? This work provides likely trends and projections to resolve these pressing questions. This book is a Special Issue of the leading journal European Security.

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