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Catarina Kinnvall

Catarina Kinnvall

Assistant Head of Department Coordination of Research | Professor

Catarina Kinnvall

Introduction to 2018 special issue: Ontological (in)security in the European Union

Author

  • Catarina Kinnvall
  • Ian Manners
  • Jennifer Mitzen

Summary, in English

The European Union (EU) faces many crises and risks to its security and existence. While few of them threaten the lives of EU citizens, they all create a sense of anxiety and insecurity about the future for many ordinary Europeans. Amongst these crises are the more obvious challenges of sovereign debt and fiscal austerity; refugees from conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria; and the rise of populist far-right parties across Europe. But behind these challenges lie less visible insecurities about economic prospects, social wellbeing, and a widespread expectation that the EU is unable to answer the challenges of twenty-first century global politics. In other words, the greatest security challenge facing people across Europe is not physical, despite the threats of Putin and ISIS, but is a sense of fear and anxiety over their daily lives.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2018-08-13

Language

English

Pages

249-265

Publication/Series

European Security

Volume

27

Issue

3

Document type

Editor for a journal

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Ontological Security
  • Ontological Insecurity
  • European Union
  • European Integration

Status

Published

Project

  • Ontological Security in the European Union

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1746-1545