Uncertain Security

Uncertain Security : Confronting Transnational Crime in the Baltic Sea Region and Russia

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Uncertain Security investigates the changing concept of security in an expanding Europe in the decade after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Christopher Ulrich and Timo Kivimaki's new work chronicles the dramatic geopolitical, economic, and social impact of transnational crime on the Baltics, Scandinavia, and post-Soviet Russia. It analyzes the ability of Russia and the newly independent Baltic democracies to refocus much needed resources away from Cold War military imperatives to counter the threat of organized crime and criminal terrorism. The work is supplemented by an extensive appendix that documents the bilateral and multinational efforts of European governments and international law enforcement organizations to develop political, legal, and crime prevention policies to meet this new multidimensional security challenge.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 340.2g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103237
  • 9780739103234

Review quote

Uncertain Security is an invaluable survey of one of the most urgent dangers to public security facing Europe and the world and illustrates how the orthodox hierarchies of high and low politics fail to accurately portray the realities of security threats... The documentary annex is a unique and extremely valuable resource for students of regional cooperation, scholars of European integration as well as government officials and specialists on the Baltic Sea region. -- Regina Karp, Old Dominion Universityshow more

About Christopher J. Ulrich

Christopher J. Ulrich is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Helsinki. Timo A. Kivimaki is a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Transition of Security in Europe Chapter 2 The Transformation of Security in the Baltic Sea Area Chapter 3 Security, Crime, and Terrorism in Russia Chapter 4 The Challenge of Transnational Crime in Sweden and the Baltic Chapter 5 Alien-Smuggling and Uncontrolled Migration Chapter 6 Transnational Crime and Crime Prevention in the Balticshow more