The concept of risk in global life has not been fully understood and explored and this book attempts to examine what it entails in the fast changing, interconnected and complex world. As a foundational component of safety systems, risk has been considered relatively simple, predictable, and therefore, assessable and manageable phenomenon. Social and political sciences prefer the terminology of security to capture the dimension of risk which is more complex and more consequential to survival. Risk has become more human-made and intentional today, and this book explores innovative approaches and engages in theoretical and policy debates to capture its political and security dimensions.

chapter 1|22 pages

Risks and threats in security and safety sciences

An introduction
ByRadomir Compel

part I|46 pages

Perspectives on risk and security

chapter 2|15 pages

Cybersecurity and the politics of data

ByYuko Suda

chapter 4|18 pages

Populist risks to pluralist society

The radical right in Europe as a response to ethnocultural diversification
ByMichael Minkenberg

part II|38 pages

Geopolitical shift and China risk

chapter 5|17 pages

China's first overseas military base in Djibouti

Assessing the objectives, motivations, wider networks and future prospects
ByTheo Neethling

chapter 6|20 pages

China's Silk RoadEconomic Belt

Risks and opportunitiesfor Kazakhstan
ByLyailya Nurgaliyeva

part III|64 pages

International institutions and global and local risks

chapter 8|27 pages

Protection of civilians in peacekeeping operations

Concepts, practices and outcomes
BySergio Luiz Cruz Aguilar

chapter 9|14 pages

Security governance with human rights non-compliant actors

Who is responsible for metagovernance failure?
ByHazuki Sasaki

part IV|79 pages

Issues and responses to global risks and threats

chapter 10|20 pages

Popularity, public healthand security

The convoluted conundrumof Brazil's COVID-19 response
ByYasmin Calmet, Tiago Tasca

chapter 12|25 pages

Cooperation for regional security

The effectiveness of the Latin American and Caribbean nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ)
ByValeria Puga Alvarez

chapter 13|10 pages

Securitisation of risks

Conclusion and ways forward
ByRosalie Arcala Hall, Radomir Compel