Global Governance Institute


Global Security

This research thematic engages critically with both traditional and non-traditional security concerns, recognising the need to think beyond territorial and state-based mechanisms and interventions.

Global Security
Security is the foundational cornerstone of international relations scholarship. This research thematic engages traditional security concerns which arise from the continuing prominence of 'the game of nations'. However, research activities also reflect changes in the threat environment, particularly the impact of globalisation, data, and new technology in creating new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities for states and individuals. Many of these non-traditional security concerns are transboundary by nature, problematising territorial, state-based regulation, and generating demands for new scales of governance. 

Related publications, articles and events:

State-Citizen Interactions during and after Violence

Street Protest

WMD: Disarming Iraq after the Gulf War

Military Aircraft

The United Nations and Atrocity Crimes

Meeting with Members of the UN Security Council in New York City

The Affective Geopolitics of the New Cold War

Gerard Toal

Workshop: Institutions in Conflicted and Fragile States

Destroyed House in Aleppo, Syria

Global Drug Policy, Human Rights and Public Security

Police Uruguay