Security at a Crossroad: New Tools for New Challenges

Teresa Rodrigues and André Inácio (Editors)
Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI) – NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL012000



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In a globalized world, the international economic crisis that started in 2008 has led to structural changes in the international system and in the balance of power: from a unipolar to a multipolar sphere; from the ‘post-modern state’ to the ‘sovereign state’; from unrestricted integration in the global economy to the independent management of the economy itself; and, from trade integration at a global level to the fragmentation of the economic space in regional areas.

In short, the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar trend seems to be reflected in the increasing fragmentation of the economic space and has repercussions in the strategic space and security. These changes are also affecting the ‘discourse’ that explains the process of globalization and the appropriate strategies to act on it.

Until 2007 one could talk about a “Western model.” But now this is a lot more questionable, and we might even talk of an outright censorship. The rise of emerging powers leads to the construction of a new ‘narrative’ adapted to the values ​​that these countries embody, among them the strength and suitability to the principles derived from the sovereign state. A scenario where it is increasingly difficult to adopt the tenets of globalizing governance.

Our aim is to provide an overview of all these structural transformations and assess those changes in the different areas taken into account in this book. We also aim to address possible alternatives, which may allow a coordinated management of certain risks, although regionally differentiated.

Armed Forces and other security services, as well as decision-makers in the areas of economics, social and security public policies and other readers can find in this book an overview of some major contemporary challenges, resulting from the link between security and the globalization process.We hope this book can be useful to the academic community, both graduate and post-graduate students, professors and researchers of International Relations and Political Science.
(Imprint: Nova)

Chapter 1. “Human Security” and the Reshaping of Contemporary Thinking on Peace and War
(Viriato Soromenho-Marques, Center of Philosophy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 2. National Security, Homeland Security
(Armando Marques Guedes, NOVA Law, NOVA Universtiy of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Environmental Security in the Anthropocene
(Joana Castro Pereira, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Economic Security: The Globalization of Economic Crises
(João Confraria, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Globalization and Intelligence Services: A Proposal of “Shared Intelligence”
(Fernando Velasco, PhD, Center of Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems, King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 6. Smart and Collective Urban Intelligence
(Miguel de Castro Neto, and Tiago Melo Cartaxo, NOVA Information Management School and NOVA Law School, NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 7. The Era of Predictive Models: Between Risks and Unstable Balance
(Pedro Manuel Sequeira Estrela Moleirinho, Law and Security, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 8. A Place for Foresight In A VUCA World
(Félix Ribeiro, and Teresa Rodrigues, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 9. Early Warning Systems
(Jara Cuadrado, University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado (IUGM), National University of Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 10. Managing Borders through Border Surveillence Systems (BSS)
(Susana Ferreira, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 11. In the World of Cyber Defence
(Helder Fialho de Jesus, Chief of Cyber Defence Centre, Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 12. Cybersecurity: A Fundamental Dimension of the Digital Society
(Pedro Veiga, Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 13. Transnational Terrorism and Diffused Risks: The Weapons of Mass Destruction
(Nuno Lemos Pires, Department of Military Science, Portuguese Military Academy, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 14. Information Security Principles Explained: A Legal and Technical "Fusion Approach" to Jurists and Information Security Practitioners
(R. Bravo, Cyber Attacks Department of the Polícia Judiciária’s National Cibercrime Unit, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 15. Insider Threat
(Paulo Mateus Félix, Private Business Intelligence Consultant, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 16. Transports Security: Contributions for the Security of the Trans-European Transport Network
(André Inácio, and Ana Geraldes, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 17. Maritime Security
(Sergio da Silva Pinto, Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 18. Private Military and Security Companies: Dual Responses for Dual Challenges
(Beatriz Gutiérrez López, International Terrorism Fellow Researcher, GrupoDC Solutions, Madrid, Spain)

Academic community: secondary, graduate and post-graduate Students, teachers and researchers in the fields of international relations, political science, Information management. Armed Forces and other security services. Decision makers in the field of public policies for economic, social and security issues. Public in general. We consider this book as a “must read” for the public in general to assesses these topics in a very comprehensive and simple way. We also think that this is a valuable guide for teachers and students of courses in globalization and international/security.

Keywords: Globalization, Security, Risks, Challenges, Technology, Technological solutions

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