Security and Society in the Information Age Vol. 5

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The fifth volume of the academic book series “Security and Society in the Information Age” has just been published. The volume brings together a series of research papers by participants in the Security and Society in the Information Age program held at Collegium Civitas.

The Security and Society in the Information Age program is organized in Warsaw jointly by Collegium Civitas and SRAS (USA). It is composed of summer school courses, semester or academic year abroad opportunities as well as an optional internship. During the academic year 2021/2022 the program was held online and it was composed of a fully-fledged online course and the online research internship seminar at the Krzysztof Liedel Terrorism Research Center (TRC).

Terrorism Research Center is a leading think-tank and a research unit within Collegium Civitas. This volume presents the result of the internship held in the summer of 2022, after the Russian invasion on Ukraine in February 2022. The security issues explored in this volume include war and peacebuilding – perhaps the most relevant topics in today’s security. The participants analyzed among other issues – topics relating to cybersecurity, special services, effectiveness of economic sanctions, terrorism and famine, and peacebuilding, and solutions to some of those problems they defined and described. The papers show how interconnected and interdepended the world is and that education is a pillar of the solution to global challenges.

The issues discussed in the volume include “A Constructivist Survey of Ukraine’s Ethnolinguistic Divisions in Historical Perspective” (Daniel Markovic); “Famine and Boko Haram Terror The Unexpected Spoils of Russia’s War in Ukraine” (Julia Stevermer); “Economic Sanctions and Factors Inhibiting Success: An Analysis of Recent Sanctions Against the Russian Federation” (Olivia Sessum); “Ukraine’s Security Service, SBU; Security Sector Reform, SSR in the post-Soviet bloc and role in Eastern European Security” (Lénka Villela); “Cybersecurity Lessons from Estonia” (Heaven Sullivan); “The Tribal Circle Process and the Potential for Positive Peace: A Focus on the Native American Experience in the United States” (Wendelin Hume, Ph.D.); “U.S. Gun Policy Framework with a Focus on Mass Shootings” (Erick Cortes) and “Environmental Security: the Case of the Pacific Island Countries and Dependent Territories” (Kateryna Hashuta).

The editors of the volume are: Dr. Katarzyna Maniszewska, Dr. Paulina Piasecka and Dr. Vanessa Tinker.

The book can be downloaded in PDF format and is distributed under Creative Commons license:

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