This paper introduces the methodology and the results of the FP7 EvoCS-project (The Evolving Concept of Security: A critical evaluation across four dimensions) so as to give answers to the questions what NATO is needed for what threats; what is a strategic culture and how does it relate to the threats; how strategic cultures of NATO member states are being transformed. The paper provides a brief overview of the EvoCS project and its methodology and a short introduction to the concept of strategic cultures. The section on ‘The Public Security Discourse in Four European NATO Countries’ presents the results of the first stage of the research process in EvoCS for countries which are relevant in the framework of NATO and the historical trajectory of the security discourse in the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, and Bulgaria. Also, the results are compared to the results of a comprehensive study on the strategic culture of European countries. At the end of this section is Figure 2, which sums up the main results of the EvoCS project’s case studies. The concluding section sums up the discussions, compares them with results on strategic cultures and gives a possible outlook to the questions posed.

How to cite:

Jovanovic, Milos. "Understanding the Public Security Discourse- an Attempt by the Evocs Project." In What NATO for What Threats: Warsaw and Beyond, edited by Enrico Fassi, Sonia Lucarelli, and Alessandro Marrone (NATO Allied Command Transformation, Università di Bologna, Istituto Affari Internazionali, 2015), pp.22-35.
ISBN: 978-92-845-0195-3

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