The EU and the Meaning of Security
Croft, Stuart (2012). The EU and the Meaning of Security. EU-GRASP. United Nations University.
Author Croft, Stuart Title The EU and the Meaning of Security Series Title EU-GRASP Volume/Issue No. 4 Publication Date 2012-03-01 Place of Publication Bruges Publisher United Nations University Pages 5 Language eng Abstract The development of ‘security policy’ is never straightforward. From the perspective of the desk of a practitioner, what is and is not security may seem clear, and even objective. But ‘security policy’ is rarely clear – look at the differences of opinion in Europe over whether to act in response to the uprising in Libya – and the consequences always hard to foresee. Indeed, when we consider the ideas and practices of other nations and cultures, and indeed, of Europe’s own ideas and practices in the past, it is clear that security means different things to different peoples in different places and in different times. This Policy Brief seeks to showcase three ideas of security, as a means of understanding how we shape our security policies today. Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies Copyright Year 2012 Copyright type All rights reserved
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