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Critical Security Studies and World Politics : Critical Security Studies - Ken Booth

Critical Security Studies and World Politics

Critical Security Studies

By: Ken Booth (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 2004
ISBN: 9781555878269
Number Of Pages: 300

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Realist assumptions of security studies increasingly have been challenged by an approach that places the human being, rather than the state, at the center of security concerns. This text is an indispensable statement of the ideas of this critical security project, written by some of its leading exponents. The book is structured around three concepts - security, community, and emancipation - that arguably are central to the future shape of world politics. Each of its three parts begins with a survey of key theoretical issues, followed by an investigation of current case material. The authors emphasize that critical security is about the problems of real people in real places, and about linking theory and practice. Throughout, they address the fundamental questions at the heart of critical thinking about security.

"A spirited, passionate, and conceptually sophisticated expression of the critical studies school. The authors point to new ways of conceptualizing the world and understanding the factors and forces that are recasting the international landscape.... will be welcomed by scholars and students alike." - Fen Osler Hampson, Carleton University"

Critical explorationsp. 1
Security
Introduction to Part 1p. 21
The contested concept of securityp. 27
Military force(s) and in/securityp. 63
Militarized masculinities and the politics of peacekeepingp. 89
Community
Introduction to Part 2p. 109
Political community and human societyp. 113
The missing link : security, critical international political economy, and communityp. 133
Questions of identity : Australia and Asiap. 159
Emancipation
Introduction to Part 3p. 181
Emancipation in the critical security studies projectp. 189
On emancipation : necessity, capacity, and concrete utopiasp. 215
Communal conflict and emancipation : the case of Northern Irelandp. 237
Conclusion
Beyond critical security studiesp. 259
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ISBN: 9781555878269
ISBN-10: 1555878261
Series: Critical Security Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 31st December 2004
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1