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TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS OF SECURITY

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security (common security, collective security, cooperative security, etc) thus creating new theoretical models of multilateral interstate security relations, which could lead to clarification of the security issue in interstate relations (Tatalovic, 2004: 47).
Furthermore, the end of the twentieth century was marked by global changes that have contributed to the activation of the process of transferring traditional powers entitled only to the state to the private sector. Nowadays it has been increasingly spoken and written about the privatization of security as a phenomenon that is widespread and accepted more than it has been in any previous period in the history of the modern national state (Small, 2006: 4). Today we are witnessing the fact that various companies, individuals, international organizations, NGOs and even the government itself use the services and trust the private sector and let it take care of their security (Pavlovic, 2011a: 6).
So, after nearly four hundred years, the state and its institutions are not the only entities that take care of the internal and external security of its citizens (Petrovic, 2007:
13). Westphalia system of nation-states, as the undisputed pillar of the international order, has been replaced by a much more complex reality that put back to the scene the privatization of the war and conflict (Schreier&Caparini, 2005: 1), and a sector, a private one, operating on a commercial basis, appeared in a security system. The theory states that this new model of providing military and security services enables governments and public institutions to increase their efficiency by concentrating on the most important tasks, while responsibility for less important tasks is transferred to the private security sector (Richards&Smith, 2007: 3-5). Therefore, today, apart from the state, there are many other subjects that are significant for the security, such as individuals, social and private groups, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, etc, and they all can act on the national, but also on the international scene (Mijalkovic, 2009a: 79).
The changes after the Cold War32 were those that largely motivated scholars of security studies to significantly broaden the concept of security from the traditional, statecentered, one towards a new, global or transnational focus. Security is now seen and understood as a complex issue that is necessarily related to the influence of man to the changes in the global environment, as well as to the influence of global change to man’s behavior (see more: Rothschild, 1992 and Grizold: 1992).
As it was said by D. Simic, “it is the act of introducing of the individual, as an independent entity of global relations, that represents a “tectonic line”, a differentia specifica of the new global security order in statu nascendi against all present and previous organizational principles and forms of national and international security” (Simic, 2002: 17).



32 Primarily, here is referred to the disintegration of the political environment and the process of globalization and interdependence which is expanding rapidly.



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