Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe.

A research project funded by the European Union.
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Michael C. Williams PDF Print E-mail

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)
Director of Research, Aberystwyth

Research Interests

  • Classical and Contemporary International Relations Theory
  • NATO Enlargement
  • Politics of Media, Representation and Security



Culture and Security : Symbolic Power and the Politics of International Security London : Routledge, 2007.

The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Security (co-authored with Keith Krause ) Oxford : Polity Press (under contract).


“Introduction: The Privatization and Globalization of Security in Afric” International Relations , (21) 2007: 131-141 (with R. Abrahamsen ).

“Securing the City: Private Security Companies and Non-State Authority in Global Governance” International Relations , (21) 2007: 237-253 (with R. Abrahamsen ).

“Security sector reform: bringing the private in ”Conflict, Security, and Development , 6(1), 2006: 1-23 (with R. Abrahamsen).