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International Security : A Very Short Introduction - Christopher S. Browning

International Security

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st December 2013
ISBN: 9780199668533
Number Of Pages: 144

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International security is never out of the headlines. War and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and revisionist states remain central to the discussion, but concerns such as climate change, migration, poverty, health, and international terrorism have complicated the field. So what really matters: the traditional prioritization of state security or the security needs of individuals, humanity, and the biosphere?

Using a broad range of international examples, Christopher Browning outlines the nature of the key debates about contemporary international security challenges, and discusses the inherent difficulties that exist in tackling them. He also asks to what extent such debates are infused with questions of power, politics, justice, morality, and responsibility.

About the Series:
Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

Industry Reviews

`The book is accessible and well suited to courses in security studies; it would also serve as a useful introduction for citizens who would like to know more about the risks they face and the ways in which their governments might respond to those risks.' Ray Takeyh, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

1: Introduction 2: A contested nature 3: The problem of war 4: The United Nations 5: The changing nature of armed conflict 6: Human security and development 7: Resources, climate change, and capitalism 8: Saviours or sinners? 9: The politics of fear and control

ISBN: 9780199668533
ISBN-10: 0199668531
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st December 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12

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