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Apr 302013

Transworld Paper No.13

edited by Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, Bastien Irondelle and David Cadier

This report focuses on selected international security areas. At the theoretical level, it discusses new approaches to security dominated by multiplicity and complexity, with a special emphasis on three emerging concepts that have been increasingly used in security studies: globalization, human security and securitization. At the empirical level, it first looks at the a number of new security challenges, namely terrorism, health pandemics, international migration, environmental security, and energy security; assesses the impact of these challenges on the broader international security system; and examines the response these challenges have been given. Second, the report considers the changes to the international security system brought about by the rise of the BRICS. Third, it explores the changing nature of war, with an emphasis on the rise in civil wars, their relation to limited statehood and the role of external actors. Overall, the report presents an overarching analysis of developments in international security that will shape the way the subject is understood and approached in coming years.


Apr 242013

Transworld Paper No.22

by Annalisa Savaresi

This paper investigates the climate regime as a case study to assess the engagement of non-state actors from across the Atlantic with the global environmental system. After a short introduction on the role of non-state actors in environmental governance, the paper analyses concrete instances where these actors have engaged in formal law-making processes and informal standard-setting exercises, as well as litigation concerning climate change law and policy. The conclusions draw a comparative assessment of the contribution of non-state actors from across the Atlantic to the climate regime, and more general reflections on non-state agency in the global environmental system, raising questions for further investigation.


Apr 242013

Transworld Paper No.21

by Emanuela Orlando

In the course of the past four decades, since the adoption of the First Environmental Programme in 1973, EU environmental policy and legislation have expanded dramatically, and gradually become one of the main EU areas of intervention. While such expansion has not been always unproblematic, EU environmental policy represents one of the most interesting areas from the point of view of innovative legal tools and inclusive governance approaches, as well as one of the policy sectors where the process of “europeanisation” of national legislation is most apparent. The present paper illustrates the evolution of EU policy and legislation in the field of environmental protection from the early seventies until nowadays. It combines an examination of the historical evolution of EU environmental policy from an institutional and constitutional perspective with analysis of the key aspects and main trends of EU environmental governance and law-making. In this context, this contribution also highlights the EU approach to the multilayered dimension of environmental governance, both from the internal perspective of the dynamic relationship between EU and the member states, and in a global context.


Apr 122013

Four new Transworld Working Paper on trends in human rights/democracy and EU-US adjustment policies (Work Package 5):

No. 20: Home-made Adjustments? US Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, by Nelli Babayan

No. 19 Transatlantic Tensions on Data Privacy, by Lee A. Bygrave

No. 18 “Shocking” Adjustments? EU Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, by Nelli Babayan and Alessandra Viviani

No. 15 Responsibility to Protect, Humanitarian Intervention and Human Rights: Lessons from Libya to Mali, by Francesco Francioni and Christine Bakker


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