Croatian International Relations Review

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Karina Paulina Marczuk

South and Eastern European post communist countries have for the last few years changed rapidly their national security concepts by including the so-called wide (complex) security theory elements. These non-military aspects of modern approach to the security are developed by the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Furthermore, some security experts and researchers state that nowadays a broad approach to security is transforming into a human security theory. The aim of the article is to show the impact of the evolution of the modern security theories towards the development of a human security doctrine in the selected Balkan post-communist states. Moreover, the article attempts to answer the main question: what kind of human security concept (Japanese or Canadian approach) in these post-communist countries will be adopted? Finally, a couple of proposals for the future conceptualization of the security policy in these countries are mentioned.