Safe and free - Democratic security and human rights - Democratic security debates at the Council of Europe 2015-2017 (2018)
How does democratic security interact with democracy, human rights and the rule of law? How can the Council of Europe help its member states guarantee security for citizens through their commitment to democratic norms?
The European continent is facing today a democratic crisis and fresh impetus is required to enhance democratic security. As the most comprehensive pan-European organisation, the Council of Europe is uniquely placed to play a substantial role in this regard, thanks both to its specific mandate and its vast expertise in the field.
In partnership with the Strasbourg-based National School of Administration (ENA) the Council of Europe organised a series of debates providing an intellectual framework to examine the challenges facing democratic security. Eminent personalities from politics, civil society and the academic world shared their views, and their contributions are collected in this publication.
A WORD FROM THE ÉCOLE NATIONAL D’ADMINISTRATION (ENA)
1. ON THE CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRATIC SECURITY
2. FREE AND INDEPENDENT MEDIA AS GUARANTORS OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND DEMOCRATIC SECURITY IN EUROPE
3. THE ATTACKS IN PARIS AND BRUSSELS: SALAFISM AND JIHADISM IN EUROPE
4. EFFECTIVENESS AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
5. HUMAN RIGHTS AND REALPOLITIK: TALKING AT CROSS-PURPOSES?
6. SURVEILLANCE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN A WORLD OF DIGITAL DEVICES
7. THE MEMORY OF EVIL: COSMOPOLITANISM AND THE EUROPEAN PROJECT
8. THE PARADOXES OF SECURITY: STATE SECURITY, HUMAN SECURITY AND DEMOCRATIC SECURITY
9. HOW POPULISM ENDANGERS DEMOCRACY AND HOW TO FIGHT IT
10. PROTECTING DEMOCRACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
11. FAR RIGHT, ALT-RIGHT, NEAR RIGHT: MAINSTREAMING EXTREMES
12. A CLOSE LOOK AT THE DISINFORMATION ECOSYSTEM
13. RADICALISATION AND DISENGAGEMENT – MYTHS AND REALITY
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