Part I. The Concept of Collective Security: 1. Collective security: a historical journey; 2. The morphology of collective security; 3. Triggers, actors and institutions; Part II. Collective Security Components: 4. States and collective security; 5. The United Nations; 6. Regional organisations; 7. Private military and security companies; Part III. Collective Security Tools: 8. The settlement of disputes and preventive security; 9. State-building; 10. Sanctions; 11. Military security; Part IV. Legal Management of Collective Security: 12. Law as internal facilitator, regulator or constraint; 13. Law as external facilitator, regulator or constraint; 14. The management of normative conflicts; Part V. Accountability in Collective Security: 15. Accountability in collective security; 16. International responsibility and liability; 17. Individual criminal responsibility; 18. Conclusion.
A systematic analysis and assessment of the institutional, operational, legal and accountability parameters of the United Nations collective security system.
Nicholas Tsagourias is Professor of International Law at the University of Sheffield. Nigel D. White is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham.