- Zwierlein; Cornel; Graf, Rüdiger: The Production of "Human Security" in Premodern and Contemporary History.
- Daase, Christopher: "National, Societal", and "Human Security": On the Transformation of Political Language.
- Härter, Karl: Security and "Gute Policey" in Early Modern Europe: Concepts, Laws, and Instruments.
- Knapp, Rebecca: Communicating Security: Technical Communication, Fire Security, and Fire Engine 'Experts' in the Early Modern Period.
- Weinhauer, Klaus: Youth Crime, Urban Spaces, and Security in Germany since the 19th Century.
- Saupe, Achim: "Human Security" and the Challenge of Automobile and Road Traffic Safety: A Cultural Historical Perspective.
- Ressel, Magnus: The North European Way of Ransoming: Explorations into an Unknown Dimension of the Early Modern Welfare State.
- Östlund, Joachim: Swedes in Barbary Captivity: The Political Culture of "Human Security", Circa 1660-1760.
- Gøbel, Erik: The Danish "Algerian Sea Passes", 1747-1838: An Example of Extraterritorial Production of "Human Security".
- Müller, Leos: Swedish Shipping in Southern Europe and Peace Treaties with North African States: An Economic Security Perspective.
- Schenk, Gerrit Jasper: "Human Security" in the Renaissance? "Securitas", Infrastructure, Collective Goods and Natural Hazards in Tuscany and the Upper Rhine Valley.
- Collet, Dominik: Storage and Starvation: Public Granaries as Agents of Food Security in Early Modern Europe.
- Zwierlein, Cornel: Insurances as Part of "Human Security", their Timescapes, and Spatiality.
- Lübken, Uwe: Governing Floods and Riots: Insurance, Risk, and Racism in the Postwar United States.
- Arndt, Melanie: From Nuclear to "Human Security"? Prerequisites and Motives for the German Chernobyl Commitment in Belarus.
- Schulz, Thorsten: Transatlantic Environmental Security in the 1970s? NATO's "Third Dimension" as an Early Environmental and "Human Security" Approach.
- Graf, Rüdiger: Between "National" and "Human Security": Energy Security in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s.
- Mata, Maria Eugénia: Environmental Challenge in the Canning Industry: The Portuguese Case in the Early Twentieth Century.
HSR Vol. 35 (2010) No. 4: Special Issue: The Production of Human Security
Cornel Zwierlein, Rüdiger Graf & Magnus Ressel (Eds.): The Production of Human Security in Premodern and Contemporary History
The Production of Human Security in Premodern and Contemporary History Since the 1990s the concept of "human security" has been used increasingly in the debates on social and political theory as well as in practical international politics by the UN institutions. Part of its appeal is due to the unusually wide extension of the term covering such diverse objects as classical international security politics, security problems arising from natural hazards and even threats of traffic accidents. The concept is designed to replace the perspective of state security, the so-called ‘Westphalian System’ in which sovereign state actors conduct international politics. Advocates of the human security concept rely on a historical narrative in which the current widening of the notion of security is nothing new. Rather it is conceived of as the revival of older, pre-modern and pre-Westphalian concepts of security. In this scheme, the era of the modern nation-state with its clear distinctions between domestic and foreign, private and state security appears as a historical exception. The contributions of this special issue of Historical Social Research concentrate on the juxtaposition of mainly early modern and of late modern security regimes testing the prehistory of ‘human security’ and ‘human security’ as a heuristical device of intertemporal comparison. [Order this issue]