Contemporary Security Studies

Contemporary Security Studies

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This major new textbook brings together key scholars to introduce students to the fast-evolving field of security studies. The book is divided into three sections: differing approaches to the study of security; the broadening and deepening of security; and a range of traditional and non-traditional issues that have emerged on the security agenda. The study of international security has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War. While war and the threat to use force is part of the security equation it is not exclusively so. Security studies encompasses dangers that range from pandemics, such as HIV/AIDS, and environmental degradation through to the more readily associated security concerns of direct violence, such as terrorism and inter-state armed conflict. Accessible and easy to use, Contemporary Security Studies is essential reading for all students new to international security. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre. Student resources: Case studies on the Iraq War, Zimbabwe, migration and North Korea Web links Multiple Choice Questions Flashcard glossary Lecturer resources: PowerPoint slides
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 1,019g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 halftones, numerous line drawings and tables
  • 0199284695
  • 9780199284696
  • 563,440

Table of contents

1. Introduction: What is Security Studies?; APPROACHES TO SECURITY; 2. Security in International Politics: Traditional Approaches; 3. Peace Studies; 4. Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History; 5. Gender and Security; 6. Human Security; 7. Securitization; DEEPENING & BROADENING SECURITY; 8. Military Security; 9. Regime Security; 10. Societal Security; 11. Environmental Security; 12. Economic Security; TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL SECURITY; 13. Coercive Diplomacy; 14. The Role of Intelligence in National Security; 15. Weapons of Mass Destruction; 16. Terrorism; 17. The Defence Trade; 18. HIV/AIDS and Security; 19. Transnational Crime; 20. Children and War; 21. After the Return to Theory: The Past, Present and Future of Security Studies
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About Alan Collins

Dr Alan Collins is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Wales, Swansea
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