Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Space

edited by Nuno Severiano Teixeira and Daniel Marcos

This is the third and final volume resulting from the Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies, a project coordinated by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas and funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 research program. The project had three main clusters of research: energy, economy and human security. This volume addresses the human security dimension of the study on the Atlantic Basin.

This volume, with chapters from specialists in the Jean Monnet Network, sheds new light in all these areas. The first part, “Human Security Threats in the Atlantic Basin”, seeks to bring a new understanding on classical concepts and threats to human security. From drug traffic to energy security, from the northern Mediterranean to the connection between fragile states and terrorism,
we examine the different realities and answers across the Atlantic and its four continents. However, there are new and intensive challenges to human security that could be left aside, and those are integrated on the second part of the volume. The most poignant are the migratory flows that course through this region, in several dimensions. In the final part of the volume, the authors focus on the possibility of “Forging Human Security Networks” within the Atlantic Basin. The main actors of the region have already developed several tools to deal with the threats and challenges concerning human security. Do they or could they cooperate more and better? Is there an overlapping of the instruments at their disposal or, on the other hand, could they work together in order to maximize their results? These are the questions answered, in different regards, by the chapters in this third part.

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List of Chapters:
Introduction by Nuno Severiano Teixeira and Daniel Marcos

Part I — Human Security Threats in the Atlantic Basin
Chapter 1 – From Security to Human Security: The Evolution of the Concept and Current Perspectives for the Atlantic Basin by Daniel Marcos and Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Chapter 2 – Understanding Terrorism and Organized Crime in Light of Fragile States: Case Study on Niger, Mali and Chad by Abdelhak Bassou and Amal el Ouassif
Chapter 3 – Energy Security in the Framework of Human Security, Oil, and Gas in the North Atlantic Basin by Macarena Larrea Basterra, Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, and Jaime Menéndez Sánchez

Part II — Facing New Challenges to Human Security
Chapter 4 – Addressing New Threats in the Atlantic Basin Security Environment: The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Fight Against Illicit Arms Trade by Leonardo Paz Neves
Chapter 5 – Human (In)security and Irregular Migration: The Atlantic Basin by João Estevens
Chapter 6 – Connecting Shores: Migration and Human Security in the Atlantic Basin by Susana Ferreira
Chapter 7 – Cities Under Pressure: Internal Migration in Latin American Metropolitan Areas by Ramón Mahía and Rafael de Arce

Part III — Forging Human Security Networks
Chapter 8 – Regions as Security Spaces: Taking External Actors and Incomplete Region-Building into Account by Frank Mattheis
Chapter 9 – Transatlantic Tensions, Cooperation and the Africa Policies of the United States and the European Union by Gorm Rye Olsen
Chapter 10 – Climate Change Governance in the Atlantic Basin: The Cases of the United States, the European Union, and Brazil by Joana Castro Pereira