• Editorial

    The privatisation of security: a trend in the present, a challenge in the future

    Rafael Grasa

    A review of what has been written about the Post-Cold War turns up many references to the changing nature of armed conflicts, states' loss of the monopoly of legal mass violence, the convergence between the agendas of peace, development and human rights, and the privatisation of security in the North and South. Read more

In depth


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    Interview with Eduardo Gutiérrez Bueno

    Fernando Javier Padilla Angulo

    In this issue, we interview Mr. Eduardo Gutiérrez Bueno, Operations Manager of the Segur Group. The company was founded in 1978 and today it is among the top three private security companies in Spain. We were particularly interested in its work defending Spanish fishing vessels against piracy in Somalian waters since November 2009. Read more


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    Three guineas

    Virginia Woolf. Tres guinees. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Angle, 2011

    The renowned literary author Virginia Woolf decided to write a pamphlet against militarist fascism as a way of taking action against prevailing opinion, in the context of the Spanish civil war and in view of the threat of another war in Europe that was soon to begin. Read more

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    A hidden crisis

    Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011: 'A hidden crisis: armed conflicts and education’

    The UNESCO Education Monitoring annual report this year focuses on the direct relationship between armed conflicts in the literacy of the population and is based on a revealing statistic: in poor countries plagued by armed conflicts, 28 million children do not attend school, a figure which amounts to 42% of the world's children who do not receive an education. Read more

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