Dimensions of Peace and Security

A Reader

by Gustaaf Geeraerts (Volume editor) Natalie Pauwels (Volume editor) Éric Remacle (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 283 Pages


The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 on the United States provoked a significant shift in thinking about peace and security, and much has since been written about new security threats and challenges.
This collection of essays revisits some of the more traditional concepts of peace and security that remain valid and pertinent today, despite having ceded much of the limelight to the major security preoccupations of the current era: international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, rogue states and related phenomena.
The book covers numerous salient topics, from arms production, monitoring and control, to disarmament and conversion through to peacekeeping and conflict prevention. The contributions differ in scope, form and analysis ranging from historical and philosophical to contemporary and political perspectives and approaches to peace and security.


ISBN (Softcover)
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 283 pp.

Biographical notes

Gustaaf Geeraerts (Volume editor) Natalie Pauwels (Volume editor) Éric Remacle (Volume editor)

The Editors: Gustaaf Geeraerts is Professor of International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and an Editorial Board member of Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations. Since 1999 Professor Geeraerts has held a Guest Professorship in Political Science at the Renmin University in Beijing. Natalie Pauwels is a doctoral candidate and researcher with the Pôle Bernheim for Peace and Citizenship, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She previously held research positions at the International Security Information Service Europe, the Bonn International Center for Conversion, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Eric Remacle is Professor of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Pôle Bernheim for Peace and Citizenship. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and has authored and edited several books about international peace and security and the role of the European Union in conflict prevention and crisis management.


Title: Dimensions of Peace and Security