Mojanoski, Cane and Nikolovski, Marjan and Stefanovska, Vesna and Mojsoska, Snezana and Dujovski, Nikola and Todorovski, Ljupco and Rajkovcevski, Rade (2015) RESEARCHING SECURITY - APPROACHES, CONCEPTS AND POLICIES BOOK OF ABSTRACTS 2015. Faculty of Security - Skopje, Skopje. ISBN 978-608-4532-62-0

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With the scientific contribution that will be made, and in a debate, the Ohrid 2015 conference will answer the questions that are of interest to the scientific and social public. One of those questions addresses the issue of defining security science as a concept, which is related to the concept of security. For this concept different language systems use different terms. Also, one of the principal problems is the naming of the science which deals with researching security. Namely, security is a phenomenon which is the subject of research of philosophy and science, but it is also the subject of interest of other forms of knowledge as well, such as religious, common-sense and artistic ones. But it also denotes a state, activity and certain social creations which, one way or the other, fill human life or are in the function of meeting human needs. It deals with searching for the answer related to the nature of the destructions, the risks and prerequisites for setting up the conditions and the environment for the creation and improvement of human life, and also with the values: a) whether these values are threatened, to what extent, what from and why; b) how to improve and promote the values and eliminate their threat, who from, with what measures and against whom?
 Approaches and methods in researching security
 Contemporary security – problem of the state or the society
 Security as a public good and its transformation in the spirit of the new generation of security risks and threats
 Classification of security – types of security
 The concept of security system reform
 Security neutrality versus European and Atlantic integration
 The concept of securitization
 Place and role of intelligence and counterintelligence services
 Expanded approach to security
 Parliamentary control over the security system
 Security law
 Corporate security – new type of dealing with risks
 The “public’s right to know” and the security system  Prevention of violence at sports events
 Energetic security in Southeast Europe
 Comparative experiences and latest mechanisms for preventing corruption
 Types of corruption in the security system and the judiciary
 Participation of citizens in the fight against corruption
 Practical policies for police reforms
 Police integrity yesterday, today and tomorrow
 Forms of cooperation between police forces and police organizations
 Structure of international police cooperation
 Contents of international police cooperation
 Forms of ad hoc institutionalization of international police cooperation
 Educational systems and profile of police profession in the Balkan states
 Forms of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the area of dealing with crime, trafficking in humans, narcotics and psychotropic substances
 Institutionalization of regional cooperation in dealing with crises and other security problems
 Is the formation of joint Balkan police forces?
 Is the formation of Balkan network of criminologists as well as networks of individuals coming from particular specialties possible?
 Approaches in cases of domestic violence
 Contemporary forms of trade, legal regulations and relations between states
 Cooperation of economic subjects between legal security and security threats and risks
 Regional cooperation and regional economic policies
 Democracy, legal state, human rights, their enhancement and forms of protection
 International standards for the protection of freedoms and rights of persons and citizens and the policies of the Balkan states
 Forms of protection of freedoms and rights – experiences and perspective
 Strengthening the rule of law and the responsibility of the institutions
 The role of international organizations in the promotion and implementation of international norms for the protection of human rights in the Balkans
 Democracy, stabilization, integration
 Inter-state and inter-institutional cooperation in the protection of human freedoms and rights
 Contemporary forms of crime and ways for their suppression
 Contemporary forms of cyber crime (electronic: frauds, misleadings, threats, id thefts and other forms of electronic frauds and crimes)
 Forms of crime related to the Internet and cyber services and manners for their detection
 Criminalistic experiences, achievements, methods, means and manners for the suppression of contemporary forms of criminality
 Gender perspectives in security
 Relationship between criminological and victimological sciences and security as a science – independence, complementarity, distinctiveness, delimitation, subject of study and research methods.
 Relationship between criminal law science and security as a science – independence, complementarity, distinctiveness, delimitation, subject of study and research methods.
 Relationship between criminalistics and security as ascience - independence, complementarity, distinctiveness, delimitation, subject of study and research methods
 Classical (conventional) criminality – (un) justly neglected topic
 Homicides and other crimes against the person – a worrying upward trend
 Capital punishment – pros and cons (reasons for reconsideration)
 Frauds – unjustly neglected criminality (phenomenology, etiology, prevention, penal policy)
 Victimization of vulnerable groups (women, children, older persons, persons with disabilities etc.) and their protection
 Reform of the criminal material and process law  Contemporary risk management methods in socio-pathological phenomena
 Modernization of criminal justice
 Contemporary challenges to criminology
 Prevention of juvenile delinquency
 Contemporary responses to criminality suppression
 Sexual abuse of children
 Assistance and support to crime victims
 Problems relating to the statistical recording of criminality
 Gender perspective of criminality
 Women and criminality
 Stress and victimization in penal institutions
Through an open and well-argued debate the Conference should make topical the discussion on the difference between security as an activity and the science which deals with it, i.e. the scientific deliberation and the discovering of scientific laws and rules in the social field of security. These two concepts are most commonly referred to as security and security science or sciences, respectively. Yet, no clear distinction is drawn between them. Most commonly, when talking about security science the discussion revolves around security and its structure. In that sense the concept of security is currently being used with several meanings. As far as security at national or global level is concerned, we should bear in mind the fact that its contemporary concept and basic contours date back to the period after the fall of the Berlin Wall, i.e. after the Cold War. The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 mark a new era in the studies and the practice of security. As a result of globalization and the processes which led to the change in the structure of the world power, the phenomena encroaching security are perceived as challenges, risks and threats. The ranking of these concepts and phenomena depends on the level of their impact on the encroachment of security, and for this reason they represent latent, potential or factors of immediate encroachment. In scientific and expert debate security and security science are being disputed. Thus, instead of science, the notions of state (integral security), field (security sector) or a specific system are used. There are no doubts that security encompasses all of them. It is an important human activity in which numerous processes, subjects and relations are interwoven. That sphere is characterized by specific occurrences and phenomena which are challenges for numerous individuals, organs and organizations, and above all, for the state. Security is a complex phenomenon, a controversial concept which has very often been one-sidedly and narrowly defined through history. Security is a complex phenomenon, and, is essentially a disputable concept not only because of its elusive nature and contents bearing in mind the time and the place in which it has been discussed, but also because of the fact that discussion on security is inevitably related to other categories: fear (for physical survival), absence of structural violence, peace, well-being and stability. In international relations, security is defined in various ways, and very often in literature this concept is used without being more closely determined. As a political concept, security is evidently a pre-condition for the existence of life - individual and societal, and refers to the absence of threats and protection from threats. The understanding of security as an innate interest of every individual and broader human collectivities – family, society, nation, state, international system, points to the need for broadening the concept of security towards such approaches. Therefore, in theory concepts are formed such as national and international security, and, in more recent time, human, individual, societal and global security, which indicates an important expansion of new dimensions of security. The paradigms and the institutional models of security have a historical continuity. They have been changing. Security is inseparably related to the state and its organization, organs and function. Contemporary debates on security are expanded to the social and political sphere. Although the very mentioning of the concept of security, is, above all, associated with internal peace and peaceful life of the citizens, i.e. as freedom from threats, it
also denotes a state of defence from an external enemy and encroachment of sovereignty. Therefore, the central interest of the concept of security is the state, which can be jeopardized by internal turmoil, economic and social disturbances, particularly in communities lacking the feeling of endangerment of identity and social cohesion. Hence, it can be concluded that “freedom means nothing without security” and that “the test of the freedom is the security of the minorities”. For that purpose the Faculty of Security will organize an international conference in Ohrid in the period 2-3 June 2015 on the topic: “Researching security – approaches, concepts and policies”. This will mean that the Faculty of Security Skopje will continue its orientation towards giving contribution to the development of scientific thought by organizing international conferences in the area of security, thus helping the decision-makers at regional, national and local level, to overcome practical problems they face in a faster, simpler and timely manner with the help of the findings and the research results.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > History and archaeology
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Ms. Olivera Trajanova
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 23:49

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