This textbook introduces students to the study of contemporary international security. Key theories and concepts are presented in the introductory chapters, and applied to the case-studies and empirical examples in subsequent chapters. The book's strong empirical dimension allows it to illustrate contemporary international security problems and issues in a clear and accessible way. It also contains student-friendly pedagogical features such as text boxes, key points, further reading and student questions. The book will be essential reading for upper-level students of international or global security studies, and recommended reading for students of strategic studies, war and conflict studies, terrorism studies and IR in general.
University of Bath, UK
1. Introduction Part 1: Theories and Approaches 2. Theories about International Security 3. Globalisation and International Security Part 2: Contemporary Security Issues 4. Humanitarian Intervention 5. International Terrorism 6. Nuclear Proliferation Part 3: Regional Security 7. The Middle East 8. Russia, Eurasia and Energy Security 9. China and East Asia 10. Human Security and 'New Wars' Part 4: Conclusion 11. Conflict and Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century
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