New publication on Human security in Ukraine

Human security. Specifics and opportunities for Ukraine, bSerhii Bahlai, Anastasia Bobrova, Halyna Herasym, Julia Kazdobina, Borys Kormych, Tetiana Maliarenko and Yevhenii Monastyrskyi. This report was edited by the DUAG member Oksana Mikheieva, DAAD professor at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), professor of the Sociology Department at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and Sofia Oliynyk, Program Coordinator, Program “Democracy Support and Human Security”, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Kyiv Office — Ukraine, and published by The Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

In this collection of policy papers researchers and analysts looked at such elements of human security in Ukraine as political and personal security, community security, law enforcement and security, climate security in cities, and how they interlinked.

It follows an earlier comprehensive report “Human security: assessment and expectations of the residents of the four oblasts of Ukraine” (2020), prepared by the DUAG member Oksana Mikheieva, Yevhen Vilinskyi, Yevhen Hlibovytskyi and Sofia Oliynyk, which summarized the results of a sociological survey conducted in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson oblasts. The findings represent not only an understanding of “security” as a concept, but also explore the main areas of human security, namely: personal, political, economic security, as well as cross-cutting topics such as health security, environment security, and community security in general.

You might be interested to listen to this video-statement of Prof. Oksana Mikheieva on her current research and collaborations, recorded for the Days of Ukraine in Berlin and Brandenburg (16-17 September 2021).