Losing Control

Losing Control : Global Security in the 21st Century

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When Losing Control was first published a decade ago it was years ahead of its time. Its argument was simple - the real causes of global insecurity were the widening socio-economic divide, global marginalisation and environmental limitations, especially climate change and conflict over energy resources. Paul Rogers, one of the most original thinkers on international security, pointed to a world in which irregular warfare from the margins would prevent powerful states from maintaining their position. He even predicted accurately how the United States would respond to a catastrophic attack.The new edition brings the whole analysis right up to date, arguing persuasively that the world's elite cannot maintain control and that a far more emancipatory and sustainable approach to global security has to be developed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0745329373
  • 9780745329376
  • 1,076,594

About Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University where he teaches courses on international security and political violence. He lectures at universities and defence colleges in several countries and his publications include 26 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.show more

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'No security policy adviser or analyst worth their salt can afford to be without this book' -- Dr Scilla Elworthy, Founding Director, Oxford Research Group. 'Paul Rogers is one of those dangerous people who can change your mind' -- Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, CB, FRAeS, Former Director, Royal United Services Institution for Defence Studies 'Outstanding ... combines a glimpse behind the security screens with a sharp analysis of the real global insecurities - growing inequality and unsustainability' -- New Internationalistshow more

Table of contents

Introduction to the First Edition Introduction to the Second Edition Introduction to the Third Edition Abbreviations 1. A Violent Peace 2. Learning from the Cold War 3. Nuclear Futures 4. Taming the Jungle 5. The New Security Paradigm 6. Losing Control 7. Shifting the Paradigm 8. 11 September and the New American Century 9. War on Terror and Axis of Evil 10. Old and New Thinking Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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