International Security Studies: Theory and Practice

International Security Studies: Theory and Practice

By: Peter Hough (author), Andrew Moran (author), Shahin Malik (author), Bruce Pilbeam (author)Paperback

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This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics in modern debates, covering both traditional military and non-military security issues, such as proliferation, humanitarian intervention, food security and environmental security. Unlike most standard textbooks, the volume also offers a wide range of case studies - including chapters on the USA, China, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, the Arctic, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America - providing detailed analyses of important global security issues. The 34 chapters contain pedagogical features such as textboxes, summary points and recommended further reading and are divided into five thematic sections: * Conceptual and Theoretical * Military Security * Non-Military Security * Institutions and Security * Case Studies This textbook will be essential reading for all students of security studies and highly recommended for students of critical security studies, human security, peace and conflict studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

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Peter Hough is Associate Professor in International Politics at Middlesex University, and author of The Global Politics of Pesticides (Earthscan 2008), Understanding Global Security (3rd edn, Routledge 2013), Environmental Security (Routledge 2014) and co-author of World Politics (2011). Shahin Malilk is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at London Metropolitan University and co-author of World Politics (2011), co-editor of Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Cold War (1999) and co-author of Peacekeeping and the United Nations (1995). Andrew Moran is Associate Professor of International Relations and a University Teaching Fellow at London Metropolitan University. Bruce Pilbeam is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University and author of Conservatism in Crisis? (2003).


PART I: Conceptual and Theoretical 1. Introduction, Shahin Malik 2. Traditional Routes to Security, Edward Smith 3. Challenging Orthodoxy: Critical Security Studies, Shahin Malik 4. Feminist Security Studies, Wendy Stokes 5. Human Security, Shahin Malik 6. Constructing Security, Shahin Malik PART II: Military Security 7. Reflecting on War and Peace, Bruce Pilbeam 8. New Wars, Globalisation and Failed States, Bruce Pilbeam 9. Nuclear Proliferation, Andrew Moran 10. The International Arms Trade in Conventional Weapons, Bruce Pilbeam 11. Terrorism, Andrew Moran 12. Religion and International Conflict, Jeffrey Haynes 13. Intelligence and Security, Andrew Moran 14. The Rise of Private Military and Security Companies, Bruce Pilbeam PART III: Non-Military Security 15. Environmental Security, Peter Hough 16. Crime and Security, Peter Hough 17. Food Security, Peter Hough 18. Health and Security, Peter Hough 19. Disasters and Security, Peter Hough PART IV: Institutions and Security 20. The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect, Bruce Pilbeam 21. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Continuity and Change, Andrew Moran 22. Regional Security Organisations, Peter Hough PART V: Case Studies 23. The United States, Andrew Moran 24. Russia, the Black Sea Region and Security, Tunc Aybak 25. China: Security and Threat Perceptions, Peter Hough and Shahin Malik 26. Security in Europe: The Triumph of Institution Building?, Dermot McCann 27. Security in Africa, Peter Hough 28. The Arctic, Peter Hough 29. The Arab Spring and Democracy: Problems and Prospects, Jeffrey Haynes 30. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Ronald Ranta 31. Human, National and Environmental Security in Latin America: Bolivia and Brazil, Lloyd Pettiford and Neil Hughes 32. Korea Opportunities: Human, Environmental and National Security in the ROK and DPRK, Lloyd Pettiford and Felix Abt 33. Space and Security, Ian Shields 34. Conclusion, Shahin Malik

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780415734370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 508
  • ID: 9780415734370
  • weight: 861
  • ISBN10: 0415734371

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