Contemporary Security Studies

Contemporary Security Studies

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Edited by Alan Collins

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 516 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 244mm x 28mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019969477X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199694778
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Boxes, tables, and figures
  • Sales rank: 32,832

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The third edition of Contemporary Security Studies provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rapidly developing field of security studies. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it covers a broad range of approaches and issues, from terrorism and inter-state armed conflict to security issues centring on the environment, health, and transnational crime. The new edition includes a new chapter on cyber-security, as well as introducing more material on international organizations and institutions, private military companies, and nuclear proliferation and deterrence. This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: Student resources - case studies, web links, multiple choice questions, flashcard glossary Lecturer resources - PowerPoint slides

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Table of contents

1. Introduction ; APPROACHES TO SECURITY ; 2. Realism ; 3. Liberalism ; 4. Historical Materialism ; 5. Peace Studies ; 6. Critical Security Studies ; 7. Social Constructivism ; 8. Human Security ; 9. Gender ; 10. Securitization ; DEEPENING AND BROADENING SECURITY ; 11. Military Security ; 12. Regime Security ; 13. Societal Security ; 14. Environmental Security ; 15. Economic Security ; 16. Development and Security ; TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY ; 17. Coercive Diplomacy ; 18. Weapons of Mass Destruction ; 19. Terrorism ; 20. Humanitarian Intervention ; 21. Energy Security ; 22. Defence Trade ; 23. Health ; 24. Transnational Crime ; 25. Cyber-security ; 26. Child Soldiers ; 27. After the Return to Theory: The Past, Present, and Future of Security Studies