Seeking Security in an Insecure World

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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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.

Author Biography

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 Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
The Meaning of Security Todayp. 1
Traditional Sources of Insecurity
Conventional Weapons and Warp. 25
Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Arms Controlp. 47
Chemical and Biological Weaponsp. 63
The Terrorist Threatp. 81
The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 101
New Sources of Insecurity
Infectious Disease and Health Insecurityp. 119
Transnational Criminal Organizations and Traffickingp. 137
Insecurity in Cyberspacep. 153
Political And Social Conditions of Insecurity
The State of the State (I): The Transformation of National Securityp. 179
The State of the State (II): The Rise of Human Securityp. 195
Economics and Securityp. 213
The Environment and Securityp. 227
Seeking Security in an Insecure Worldp. 247
Notesp. 263
Selected Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 303
About the Authorsp. 317
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