Juliet Lodge


Why do liberty and security matter? Why have they been seen as polar opposites? And why is the tension in reconciling individual and collective liberty with collective security so problematic? Without security, liberty is impossible. Without liberty, as we understand it in the European Union (EU), democracy is jeopardised. There are many facets to understanding how the domesticisation of security and the securitisation of policy arenas, previously seen as domestic politics, challenge our understanding of the meaning of liberty, democracy, fundamental human rights and open governance. This special issue of the JCER | Journal of Contemporary European Research addresses these questions and issues.


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Security, Liberty, Challenge, EU, Europe

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