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. -- From publisher's web site
Introduction: What is security studies -- PART 1 APPROACHES TO SECURITY -- Realism -- Liberalism -- Historical materialism -- Peace studies -- Critical security studies: a schismatic history -- Social constructivism -- Human security -- Gender and security -- Securitization