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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2019-02-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


With in-depth coverage of a wide range of issues--from terrorism, inter-state conflict, and nuclear deterrence to environmental security, health, and organized crime--Contemporary Security Studies, Fifth Edition is the definitive introduction to security studies. Bringing together leading scholars, it provides a student-friendly guide to critical theoretical approaches and the most important issues that dominate the modern security agenda.

Throughout the text, students are encouraged to question their own preconceptions and to use their own judgement to critically evaluate key approaches and ideas. To help them achieve this, each chapter is punctuated with helpful learning features including "key ideas", "think points" and case studies which demonstrate the real world applications, relevance, and implications of the theory.

The book is supported by online resources designed to help students take their learning further.

For students:
- Explore relevant security issues in greater depth with additional online case studies.
- Test your understanding of the key ideas and themes in each chapter with self-marking multiple-choice questions.
- Expand your knowledge of the subject with web links to additional reliable sources.

For registered lecturers:
- Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class.

Author Biography

Alan Collins, Swansea University

Alan Collins is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Swansea University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: What is Security Studies?, Alan Collins
Part 1: Approaches to Security
2. Realism, Charles L. Glaser
3. Liberalism and Liberal Internationalism, Patrick Morgan
4. Historical Materialism, Eric Herring
5. Peace Studies, Paul Rogers
6. Social Constructivism, Christine Agius
7. Critical Security Studies: A Schismatic History, David Mutimer
8. Poststructural Insights: Making Subjects and Objects of Security, J. Marshall Beier
9. Postcolonialism, Mark Laffey and Suthaharan Nadarajah
10. Human Security, Randolph B. Persaud
11. Gender and Security, Caroline Kennedy and Sophia Dingli
12. Securitization, Ralf Emmers
Part 2: Deepening and Broadening Security
13. Military Security, Michael Sheehan
14. Regime Security, Andreas Krieg
15. Societal Security, Paul Roe
16. Environmental Security, Jon Barnett and Geoffrey Dabelko
17. Economic Security, Gary M. Shiffman
18. Globalization, Development, and Security, Nana K. Poku and Jacqueline Therkelsen
Part 3: Traditional and Non-Traditional Security
19. Coercive Diplomacy: Countering War-Threatening Crises and Armed Conflicts, Peter Viggo Jakobsen
20. Weapons of Mass Destruction, James J. Wirtz
21. Terrorism, Brenda Lutz and James Lutz
22. Humanitarian Intervention, Alex J. Bellamy and Stephen McLoughlin
23. Energy Security, Sam Raphael and Doug Stokes
24. The Weapons Trade, Suzette R. Grillot
25. Health and Security, Stefan Elbe
26. Transnational Crime, Harold Trinkunas
27. Cyber-Security, Myriam Dunn Cavelty
28. After the Return to Theory: The Past, Present, and Future of Security Studies, Ole Waever and Barry Buzan

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