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Europe's New Security Challenges

Heinz Gärtner, Adrian Hyde-Price, and Erich Reiter, editors
Europe's New Security Challenges
ISBN: 978-1-55587-905-1
ISBN: 978-1-55587-930-3
2001/470 pages/LC: 00-042550

"This work will prove to be valuable to scholars working in a myriad of academic disciplines."—Jonathan Eric Lewis, EUSA Review


A central point of controversy among both academics and policymakers is the nature and significance of security in the post–Cold War world. Engaging that discussion, this original collection explores the new security challenges facing Europe.

The authors assess the relevance and usefulness of various actors and various approaches for tackling those security challenges. Seeking to avoid dichotomous thinking, their nuanced efforts probe the areas of ambiguity and complexity between war and peace, conflict and cooperation, "hard" and "soft" security, and state and society.


Heinz Gärtner is senior researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. His Models of European Security (1998) was awarded the prestigious Bruno Kreisky Award. Adrian Hyde-Price is chair of politics and international relations at the University of Leicester. His publications include European Security Beyond the Cold War: Five Scenarios for Europe in 2010 and The International Politics of East Central Europe. Erich Reiter is retired professor of international economic and social relations at the University of Graz (Austria); he has also served as commissioner for strategic studies and head of the Institute for Military Science at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense. He is author of numerous publications, including Neutralität: Mythos und Wirklichkeit.


  • Introduction—H. Gärtner and A. Hyde-Price.
  • "Beware the Jabberwock!": Security Studies in the Twenty-First Century—A. Hyde-Price.
  • Complexity Theory and European Security—W.C. Clemens Jr.
  • Modern Technology and the Future of the Soldier—D. Robertson.
  • New Conflicts: Risks and Challenges—J.W. Honig.
  • Europe's Changing Security Role—A.M. Rusi.
  • European Security, the Transatlantic Link, and Crisis Management—H. Gärtner.
  • The Compatibility of Security Organizations and Policies in Europe—P. Schmidt.
  • Strengthening Europe's Security Architecture: Where Do We Stand? Where Should We Go?—H. Borchert.
  • An Evaluation of the OSCE's Role in Conflict Management—P.T. Hopmann.
  • Targeting Its Constituency: Political Will, Public Relations, and the OSCE—W. Kemp.
  • The High Commissioner on National Minorities: His Work, Effectiveness, and Recommendations to Strengthen the HCNM as an Institution—W. Zellner.
  • The Challenge of Collective Action: Security Management in European and Regional Contexts—K. Möttölä.
  • Arms Control as a Spatial Practice: Challenges in the Baltic Region—P. Joenniemi.
  • New Global Politics: Reflections on the Return of Geopolitics to Central Asia and Its Effect on European Security—E. Reiter.
  • Peace Operations: An Assessment—E.A. Schmidl.
  • Great Powers and Global Insecurity—D.N. Nelson.
  • Farewell to Russia: The Decay of a Superpower—G. Mangott.
  • China: Global or Regional Player? Great Power, Partner, or Chaotic Power?—K. Möller.