The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security (CHALLENGE)

Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Contemporary discussions on the merging between internal and external security and the relationship between liberty and security in Europe are seriously constrained by the degree to which the concepts, historical practices and institutions of liberty and security have been examined independently. This analytical division of labour expresses the practical and institutional division of labour encouraged by the structures of the modern international system and its clear distinction between foreign and domestic policies. This project is informed by an appreciation of the historical circumstances under which this distinction became a crucial defining feature of political life in the modern world of sovereign states, and of its consequences for the forms of liberal democratic politics that have emerged in Europe over the past few centuries. More significantly, it is also informed by an analysis of a broad range of structural changes on a global scale that now pose many profound challenges to this defining feature of modern European politics. Conversely, and more crucial for this project, the familiar world of secured communities living within well-defined territories and sustaining all the liberties of civil society is now seriously in tension with a profound restructuring of political identities and practices of securitization.



Book Chapter

Tunander, Ola (2007) The Dual State and the Sovereign - A Schmittian Approach to Western Politics, in Mikkel Thorup, ed., Den ondeste mand i live? Læsninger af og mod Carl Schmitt. Copenhagen: Museum Tuskulanum (187–208).
Tunander, Ola (2006) War on Terror and the US Transformation of World Order, in Aydin, Mustafa; & Kostas Ifantis, eds, International Security Today: Understanding Change and Debating Strategy. Turkey: Centre for Strategic Research (SAM) (187–204).
Tunander, Ola (2006) War on Terror and the Pax Americana, in Griffin, David Ray; & Peter Dale Scott, eds, 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press (149–168).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Popular Article

Tunander, Ola (2006) Amerika i våre hjerter [America in our Hearts], Morgenbladet, 19 May.

Conference Paper

Burgess, J. Peter 2009 The Time of Security: From Preventive to Pre-emptive Security Economies, presented at CHALLENGE Concluding Conference, , 18 May.
Davidshofer, Stephan;Moe-Pryce, Marit; & Wang, Jonas Rusten 2009 Norway and the European Field of Security, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 15–18 February.
Burgess, J. Peter 2009 Insecurities of Privacy, presented at 50th Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, , 18 February.
Tunander, Ola 2006 The War on Terror and the Pax Americana, presented at Illiberal Practices of Liberal Regimes, , 9 June.
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) The Social Construction of Threat, presented at the CHALLENGE conference on Illiberal Practices of Liberal Regimes, Paris, September.
Tunander, Ola (2004) From Coalition to Collision – Neo-Conservatives and Trans-Atlantic Relations, presented at Transatlantic Relations: What Next?, Washington, DC, 13–15 March.
Tunander, Ola (2004) Securitization, Dual State and US-European Geopolitical Divide or The Use of Terrorism to Construct World Order, presented at The Fifth Pan-European Conference (the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations) ‘Constructing World Orders’ (panel 28 'Geopolitics'), The Hague, Netherlands, 9–11 September.