The complexity of security dimensions: A comparison of the North-West and South-East European regions

Prone to multiple interpretations, ‘security’ is becoming a multiple and hence, nebulous concept. Security can be associated with national security and the State’s military power;notions of the individual safety; or human values and fundamental rights issues. This is clearly demonstrated in Europe with various...

Evolving Security Concepts: The Premium on Governance in the Case of Bulgaria

The EvoCS project analysed security perceptions and discourses in 12 countries, including Bulgaria. The authors of the Bulgarian case study introduce the particular ‘transitional’ context of the security discourse, briefly describe the project methodology and present the research results for Bulgaria, along with...

A Human Rights and Ethical Lens on Security and Human Dignity: The Case Study of Syrian Asylum Seekers

The article tackles the plural and evolving concepts of security by analysing their relation to human rights and ethics. Although the general impression is that seldom the security discourse is associated with the respect of human rights and ethics, at least from a theoretical point of view security is indeed...

The evolving concept of security: A critical evaluation across four dimensions

“Security” is a complex and somewhat nebulous concept that is prone to multiple interpretations both across and within different societies and cultures, institutions, domains of human activity, etc. Within the FP7 project “The evolving concept of security: A critical evaluation across four dimensions” (EvoCS), the...