Coined by political scientist Karl Deutsch in 1957.
- A region of the world in which large-scale use of violence, such as war, among nations is highly unlikely.
- Deutsch, Karl W.; et al. (1957). Political community and the North Atlantic area; international organization in the light of historical experience. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Security Communities and Their Values: Taking Masses Seriously Andrej Tusicisny, International Political Science Review (2007), Vol.28, No. 4, 425-229.
- Väyrynen, Raimo (2000), "Stable Peace Through Security Communities? Steps Towards Theory-Building", Occasional Paper # 18:OP:3, The Joan B. Kroc Institute For International Peace Studies