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Mediating Security

Comprehensive Approaches to an Ambiguous Subject – Festschrift for Otmar Höll

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Edited By Alexander Klimburg and Jan Pospisil

In over four decades of scientific exploration, Otmar Höll has approached international security from often unorthodox and unconventional perspectives. Starting with the issues of development and environmental policy, the challenge of a more comprehensive notion of security increasingly becomes a primary focus. Otmar Höll accepted this challenge and sought to combine it with his interests in the theory of political psychology, the practice of psychotherapeutic and mediated approaches to conflict resolution. Comprehensive Security therefore became a concept with a particular personal relevance. This Festschrift highlights Otmar Höll’s professional achievement through the contributions of friends, companions and colleagues.

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Marina Funduk is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development and In- ternational Relations (IRMO), Zagreb. She holds a master’s degree in European Studies and is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Politi- cal Science at the University of Zagreb. Employed at the Department for Re- source Economics, Environmental Protection and Regional Development, her research interests include environmental policy, environmental security and sus- tainable development. Funduk regularly publishes scientific and expert papers in internationally recognized journals and is a member of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Heinz Gärtner is academic director at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) in Vienna, Austria and Professor at the University of Vienna. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the World Policy Institute as well as the Visiting Aus- trian Chair at Stanford University in 2001-2002. In 2008 he held again a Ful- bright Professorship at the “Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies” at Stanford University where he held further visiting fellowships in 2009, 2010 and 2012. Heinz Gärtner was visiting Professor at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford (1992), and at the Institute for International Relations, Vancouver, Canada (1993), and at the University of Erlangen, Germany (1994/95). He lectures often at other American, European, and Asian universities and research institutes. Heinz Gärtner also acts as a Special Adviser to the Austrian Ministry of De- fense. He was academic member of the Austrian delegation of the Wassenaar arms export control arrangement in the framework of the Austrian...

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