The Three Pillars of Sustainable National Security in a Transnational World

ab 14,90 

Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

ISBN 978-3-8258-1067-2
Jahr 2008
Seiten 184
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Geneva Centre for Security Policy

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In today’s transnational world, a sustainable national security policy cannot be
achieved through national capabilities alone. Sustainable national security instead
rests on three pillars: 1) a multi-sum security principle based on justice at all levels,
multilateralism and multidimensionality (including human, environmental, national,
transnational and transcultural/transcivilizational security); 2) symbiotic realism in
international relations, whereby mutual cooperation among states results in non-
conflictual absolute gains; and 3) transcivilizational synergy which results from
mutual respect, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and cross-fertilization, and will lead to
global justice, security and prosperity.

This is essential reading for anyone interested in an innovative approach to the
complex yet central subject of sustainable national security.

Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan is Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director of the
Programme on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalisation and Transnational
Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

„This well-written and cogently-argued book
captures the complex challenges
facing our leaders today and in the future, and delivers a strong set of
recommendations for a much-needed reorganisation of national security decision
making to make it more responsive and effective. A great read for students and
practitioners alike.“ Dr. Bates Gill, Director, Stockholm International Peace
Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm, Sweden

„National security policy making in the 21st century presents analysts with
unprecedented difficulties given the complexity, diversity and transnational character
of emerging security threats. This interesting and timely book presents a
comprehensive analysis of the new security environment and offers an insightful and
radical new approach to national security policy making. It is therefore essential
reading for those who are grappling with the new security challenges or merely
seeking to have a better understanding of their impact.“ Professor James K. Wither,
Professor of National Security Studies, College of International and Security Studies,
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany