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Contemporary Security Studies



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Bringing together selections from key scholars,Contemporary Security Studies,Third Edition, provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and engaging introduction to the fast-evolving field of security studies. It covers a broad range of approaches and issues, from terrorism and interstate armed conflict to security issues centering on the environment, health, and transnational crime. FEATURES * Broad coverage of contemporary security studies * Assumes no background knowledge and is therefore accessible to students new to the subject * Carefully edited contributions from international experts * Excellent learning features including readers' guides, key points, questions, guides to further reading, web links, text boxes, and a glossary * A Companion Website providing case studies, web links, multiple-choice questions, and a flashcard glossary for students and PowerPoint-based lecture slides for instructors NEW TO THIS EDITION * A new chapter on the history and evolution of cyber-security and the level of risk it presents * Additional coverage of international organizations and institutions, private military companies, post-structuralism, and nuclear proliferation and terrorism * A revised chapter on coercive diplomacy that reflects new literature in the field

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Alan Collins
2. Realism, Charles L. Glaser
3. Liberalism, Patrick Morgan
4. Historical Materialism, Eric Herring
5. Peace Studies, Paul Rogers
6. Critical Security Studies, David Mutimer
7. Social Constructivism, Christine Agius
8. Human Security, Pauline Kerr
9. Gender, Caroline Kennedy
10. Securitization, Ralf Emmers
11. Military Security, Mike Sheehan
12. Regime Security, Richard Jackson
13. Societal Security, Paul Roe
14. Environmental Security, Jon Barnett
15. Economic Security, Gary Shiffman
16. Development and Security, Nana Poku and Jacqueline Therkelsen
17. Coercive Diplomacy, Peter Viggo Jakobsen
18. Weapons of Mass Destruction, James J. Wirtz
19. Terrorism, Brenda Lutz and James Lutz
20. Humanitarian Intervention, Alex Bellamy
21. Energy Security, Sam Raphael and Doug Stokes
22. Defence Trade, Suzette Grillot
23. Health, Stefan Elbe
24. Transnational Crime, Harold Tinkunas and Jeanne Giraldo
25. Cyber-security, Myriam Dunn Cavelty
26. Child Soldiers, Helen Brocklehurst
27. After the Return to Theory: The Past, Present, and Future of Security Studies, Barry Buzan and Ole Waever

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