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Marlies Glasius

Marlies Glasius is a Professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam. Her main research interests are in global civil society, international criminal justice, human security and authoritarian rule. Glasius’ current research project is Authoritarianism in a Global Age, funded by the European Research Council.


Aansluiten bij zelfbescherming – Niet of maar hoe

Naar aanleiding van de activiteiten van de Islamic State in Syrië en Irak is de discussie over humanitaire interventie opnieuw losgebarsten. Deze discussie, nergens feller dan in GroenLinkse kring, is verzand in een vruchteloze herhaling van zetten. Wat nodig is, is een verregaande transformatie van onze interventiecapaciteit, niet uitgaande van het reddingsparadigma maar van aansluiten bij zelfredzaamheid van mensen.

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Supporting self-protection – Not ‘if’ but ‘how’

The numbers of deaths in Syria and Iraq are deeply disturbing. But the numbers create the false impression that civilians are merely victims of violent conflict, passively waiting to be overwhelmed by violence or exhaustion.

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