Contemporary Security Studies

This is an introductory textbook for students new to international security.

Author: Alan Collins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019969477X

Category: Political Science

Page: 516

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This is an introductory textbook for students new to international security. 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.

Contemporary Security Studies

... of how peace studies developed, highlighting its characteristics and revealing its continued relevancy to contemporary security studies. Our next chapter covers an alternative approach that is relatively new: first coined in 1989, ...

Author: Alan Collins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198862199


Page: 592

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Contemporary Security Studies is a uniquely engaging introduction to Security Studies, covering the key theories and contemporary issues in the field. A team of expert scholars strike a careful balance of depth and clarity, providing the essential companion for students exploring the modern security agenda.

Contemporary Security and Strategy

Therefore strategic studies is about how the instruments of force influence relations between states . Alongside the US - dominated strategic studies a ' British ' or ' English ' school evolved , which looked at a wider range of issues ...

Author: Craig A. Snyder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415924542

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemporary Security Issues in Africa

About the Author WILLIAM A. TAYLOR is an associate professor of security studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with honors and distinction, he participated in the navy's ...

Author: William A. Taylor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851913

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This compelling book serves as a comprehensive resource for readers interested in contemporary security issues in Africa. It details the impact of complex challenges in Africa and explains why addressing them grows increasingly important. • Acknowledges principal terms, underlying concepts, and specific case studies in an exploratory overview of contemporary security issues in Africa • Emphasizes the international and regional security threats caused by contemporary security issues in Africa as a continent as well as in the context of individual countries • Employs a case study methodology, which should prove useful in a range of courses on topics including security studies, international relations, comparative politics, military history, and African history • Examines linkages between various security issues, offering an integrated appraisal of how and why these issues impact one another while considering developments, trends, and future prospects

Contemporary European Security

Huysmans, Jef (1998), 'Revisiting Copenhagen: Or, on the Creative Development of Security Studies Agenda in Europe', European Journal of International Relations, 4 (4), 479–505. Hyde-Price, Adrian (2007), European Security in the ...

Author: David J. Galbreath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351235613

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Contemporary European Security explores the complex European security architecture and introduces students to the empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying the subject. Written by experts in each subfield, it addresses key topics within the wider strategic context of international security. Presenting traditional and critical debates to illuminate this ever-changing field it addresses specifically: European security since 2000 and the end of the Cold War. The evolution of International Relations theories in understanding security in Europe. The role of NATO in the post-war period and its strategy, impact and enlargement. The institutionalisation of the CSCE and the political tensions within the OSCE. The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and recent policy initiatives in defence. Feminist conceptions of European security. European military innovation. Security challenges in the post-Soviet space and the growing instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The emergence of human security. Internal and societal security. This essential textbook will be of key interests to students and scholars of European Security, Security and Military studies, Strategic Studies, European Politics and International Relations.

The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Krause, K. (1998) 'Critical theory and security studies: The research programme of “critical security studies”', Cooperation and Conflict 33, 3:298–333. ... Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 53–74.

Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113523907X

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

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Focusing on contemporary challenges, this major new Handbook offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past twenty years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. It now encompasses issues ranging from pandemics and environmental degradation to more traditional concerns about direct violence, such as those posed by international terrorism and inter-state armed conflict. A comprehensive volume, comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, the Handbook of Security Studies identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate today. This Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.

Contemporary Security Analysis and Copenhagen Peace Research

It did not have only one single soul, even if it was the cradle of a 'Copenhagen School' of security studies and operated under the continuity of a benign patriarch, as Håkan Wiberg was often described.3 Although all researchers would ...

Author: Stefano Guzzini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134347235

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book examines the development of peace research and explores its present challenges, focusing on the contribution made by the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. The authors investigate how peace research relates to security studies and international relations, providing a comprehensive study of conceptual innovations and a discussion of security analysis in the European context.

The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies

Dalby, S. (1997) 'Contesting an essential concept: reading the dilemmas in contemporary security discourse', in K. Krause and M. C. Williams (eds) Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases, Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge.

Author: J. Peter Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135166196

Category: History

Page: 328

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This new Handbook gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research by a group of leading international scholars in the subdiscipline of Critical Security Studies. In today’s globalised setting, the challenge of maintaining security is no longer limited to the traditional foreign-policy and military tools of the nation-state, and security and insecurity are no longer considered as dependent only upon geopolitics and military strength, but rather are also seen to depend upon social, economic, environmental, ethical models of analysis and tools of action. The contributors discuss and evaluate this fundamental shift in four key areas: New security concepts New security subjects New security objects New security practices Offering a comprehensive theoretical and empirical overview of this evolving field, this book will be essential reading for all students of critical security studies, human security, international/global security, political theory and IR in general. J. Peter Burgess is Research Professor at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, where he leads the Security Programme and edits the interdisciplinary journal Security Dialogue. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), and Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Brussels.

Critical Security Studies

This book is essential reading for upper-level students of Critical Security Studies, and an important resource for students of International/Global Security, Political Theory and International Relations.

Author: Columba Peoples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135019509

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Critical Security Studies introduces students to the sub-field through a detailed yet accessible survey of evolving approaches and key issues. This new edition contains two new chapters and has been fully revised and updated. Written in an accessible and clear manner, Critical Security Studies: offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to critical security studies locates critical security studies within the broader context of social and political theory evaluates fundamental theoretical positions within critical security studies in application to key issues. The book is divided into two main parts. The first part, ‘Approaches’, surveys the newly extended and contested theoretical terrain of critical security studies: Critical Theory, Feminism and gender theory, Postcolonialism, Poststructuralism and Securitization theory. The second part, ‘Issues’, then illustrates these various theoretical approaches against the backdrop of a diverse range of issues in contemporary security practices, from environmental, human and homeland security to border security, technology and warfare, and the War against Terrorism. This edition also includes new chapters on Constructivist theories (Part I) and health (Part II). The historical and geographical scope of the book is deliberately broad and readers are introduced to a number of key illustrative case studies. Each of the chapters in Part II concretely illustrate one or more of the approaches discussed in Part I, with clear internal referencing allowing the text to act as a holistic learning tool for students. This book is essential reading for upper-level students of Critical Security Studies, and an important resource for students of International/Global Security, Political Theory and International Relations.

The Strategic Logic of the Contemporary Security Dilemma

ABOUT THE AUTHOR MAX G. MANWARING is a Professor of Military Strategy in the Strategic Studies Institute ( SSI ) of the U.S. Army War College ( USAWC ) , has held the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research at the USAWC , and is a ...

Author: Max G. Manwaring



Category: Electronic books

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"The reality and severity of the threats associated with contemporary transnational security problems indicate that the U.S. and its national and international partners need a new paradigm for the conduct of unconventional asymmetric conflict, and an accompanying new paradigm for strategic leader development. The strategic-level basis of these new paradigms is found in the fact that the global community is redefining security in terms of nothing less than a reconceptualization of sovereignty. In the past, sovereignty was the acknowledged and/or real control of territory and the people in it. Now, sovereignty is the responsibility of governments to protect peoples' well-being and prevent great harm to those peoples. Thus, the security dilemma becomes, "Why, when, and how to intervene to protect people and prevent egregious human suffering?" We address some of the strategic-level questions and recommendations that arise out of that debate. We probably generate more questions than answers, but it is time to begin the strategic-level discussion."--Page iv.