Much scholarly attention has been paid to the United States' response to the events of 9/11. This timely volume broadens our understanding of the impact of the attacks by considering instead their consequences for European security and for the relationship between the US and leading European states. The book places into theoretical context the notion that the world changed by assessing shifting conceptions of security and warfare, linking this to new thinking in these areas. It also critically evaluates the idea that the war against terrorism is a manifestation of a cultural clash between the West and Islam, and provides detailed evaluations of British, French, German and Russian reactions to 9/11 and the subsequent war on Iraq. Bringing together an impressive collection of experts this work will be an excellent resource for courses on international security, European politics, and international relations.
Peter Shearman is Associate Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and has published widely in these fields. Matthew Sussex completed his PhD on Russian foreign policy at the University of Melbourne in 2001. His research interests include international security and international relations theory. He is currently teaching and conducting research in these areas at the University of Queensland, Australia. His forthcoming book (also with Ashgate) is Power, Interests and Identity in Russian Foreign Policy.
Contents: Introduction, Peter Shearman and Matthew Sussex; Reconceptualising security after 9/11, Peter Shearman; Cultures in conflict? Re-evaluating the 'Clash of Civilizations' thesis after 9/11, Matthew Sussex; America and Europe after 9/11, Peter Shearman and Matthew Sussex; French security after 9/11: Franco-American discord, Remy Davison; German security after 9/11, Franz Oswald; 9/11 and Russian perceptions of Europe and NATO, Alexey D. Muraviev; New lines in the sand: 9/11 and implications for British policy in the Middle East, Peter Hinchcliffe; References; Index.