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Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive yet concise introduction to international security explores the constantly changing conditions that lead to an insecure world. The text offers a broad overview of both traditional and new conceptions of security. With clear and lively prose, compelling examples, and solid scholarship, it engages both students of international relations and general readers who wish to gain a better understanding of what security means today and how it can best be achieved.
Dan Caldwell is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University. Robert E. Williams Jr. is associate professor of political science at Pepperdine University.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. ix|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xi|
|The Meaning of Security Today||p. 1|
|Traditional Sources of Insecurity|
|Conventional Weapons and War||p. 25|
|Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Arms Control||p. 47|
|Chemical and Biological Weapons||p. 63|
|The Terrorist Threat||p. 81|
|The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction||p. 101|
|New Sources of Insecurity|
|Infectious Disease and Health Insecurity||p. 119|
|Transnational Criminal Organizations and Trafficking||p. 137|
|Insecurity in Cyberspace||p. 153|
|Political And Social Conditions of Insecurity|
|The State of the State (I): The Transformation of National Security||p. 179|
|The State of the State (II): The Rise of Human Security||p. 195|
|Economics and Security||p. 213|
|The Environment and Security||p. 227|
|Seeking Security in an Insecure World||p. 247|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 295|
|About the Authors||p. 317|
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