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, environmental changes and new technologies 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:

Video: The Transformation of Urban Rebellion

Euromaidan Kyiv (Oleg Mityukhin / Pixabay)

Podcast: Militarism and Environmental Destruction 

Soldiers (Filip Andrejevic / Unsplash)

Video: Humanity, the State, and Existential Threats

Climate Protest: "No Planet B"

Podcast: Existential Risk and Phase Shifting 

Lights in front of dark background

Video: Conflict, Security and New Alliances in Afghanistan

Apache attack helicopter in approach, AFG, Sep 2020 (Andre Klimke / Unsplash)

Video: Quagmire in Civil War (Book Discussion)

Destroyed House in Aleppo, Syria