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Security in Transition: Investigations into the Security Gap

Collection launched: 03 Sep 2015
The articles in this collection theoretically and empirically engage with the idea of the ‘security gap,' an experimental concept that guides the ERC-funded ‘Security in Transition' research programme at the London School of Economics (LSE) (grant holder: Prof Mary Kaldor). In the broadest sense, ‘security gap' refers to the gap between our national and international security capabilities, largely based on conventional military forces, and the reality of the everyday experience of insecurity in different parts of the world. In particular, it captures the particular relationship or the distinct kind of ‘mismatch' between objectives and practices of contemporary ‘security' measures. The articles reflect the research programme's regional focus on the Balkans, Syria, and Afghanistan.