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New Threats and New Actors in International Security - Elke Krahmann

New Threats and New Actors in International Security

By: Elke Krahmann (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2005
ISBN: 9781403966971
Number Of Pages: 230

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Non-state threats and actors have become key topics in contemporary international security as since the end of the Cold War the notion that the state is the primary unit of interest in international security has increasingly been challenged. Statistics show that today many more people are killed by ethnic conflicts, HIV/AIDS or the proliferation of small arms than by international war. Moreover, non-state actors, such as non-governmental organizations, private military companies and international regimes, are progressively complementing or even replacing states in the provision of security. Suggesting that such developments can be understood as part of a shift from government to governance in international security, this book examines both how private actors have become one of the main sources of insecurity in the contemporary world and how non-state actors play a growing role in combating these threats.

"Viewing non-state forces appropriately as capable of both degrading and enhancing global stability, this insightful volume is useful theoretically and empirically in broadening commonly-held notions of security and governance."

- Robert Mandel, Lewis & Clark College

From State to Non-State Actors: The Rise of Security Governance
Civil War
The New Conflict Managers: Peacebuilding NGOs
Humanitarians and Mercenaries: Partners in Security Governance?
Terrorism and Transnational Crime
Drug Trafficking, Terrorist Networks, and Ill-Fated Government Strategies
Targeting Money Laundering: Global Approach or Diffusion of Authority?
HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS: An International Security Issue?
NGOs as Security Actors in the Fight against HIV/AIDS
Small Arms and Light Weapons* The Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons
NGOs and the Shaping of the European Union Conventional Arms Regime
Non-state Threats and Actors in Security Governance: Developments, Problems, and Solutions
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ISBN: 9781403966971
ISBN-10: 1403966974
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 13th January 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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