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Security Studies : An Introduction : 1st Edition - Paul D. Williams

Security Studies : An Introduction

1st Edition

By: Paul D. Williams (Editor)


Published: 13th April 2012
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University of New South Wales - School of Social Sciences POLS5130: International Security (Masters)
University of South Australia - Magill - School of Communication, International Studies & Languages POLI 3015: Contemporary Security Issues

Product Description

Security Studies is the most comprehensive textbook available on security studies.

Comprehensively revised for the new edition including new chapters on Polarity, Culture, Intelligence, and the Academic and Policy Worlds, it continues to give students a detailed overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes and most significant issues within security studies.

Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches currently used within the field from realism to international political sociology.
Part 2 explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates from the security dilemma to terrorism.
Part 3 presents an overview of the institutional security architecture currently influencing world politics using international, regional and global levels of analysis.
Part 4 examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security from the arms trade to energy security.
Part 5 discusses the future of security.

Security Studies provides a valuable teaching tool for undergraduates and MA students by collecting these related strands of the field together into a single coherent textbook.

Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, USA. His books include War and Conflict in Africa (Polity, 2011); British Foreign Policy under New Labour, 1997-2005 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005); Understanding Peacekeeping, 2nd ed. (Polity, 2010); Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison (Georgetown University Press, 2012); and The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge, 2010).

1. Introduction Paul D. Williams Part
1: Theoretical Approaches
2. Realisms Colin Elman and Michael Jensen
3. Liberalisms Cornelia Navari
4. Game Theory Frank C. Zagare
5. Constructivisms Matt McDonald
6. Peace Studies Peter Lawler
7. Critical Theory Pinar Bilgin
8. Feminisms Sandra Whitworth
9. International Political Sociology Didier Bigo Part 2: Key Concepts
10. Uncertainty Ken Booth and Nicholas J. Wheeler
11. Polarity Barry Buzan
12. Culture Michael N. Barnett
13. War Paul D. Williams
14. Coercion Lawrence Freedman and Srinath Rhagavan
15. Terrorism Paul Rogers
16. Intelligence Richard J Aldrich
17. Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Adam Jones
18. Ethnic Conflict Stuart J. Kaufman
19. Human Security Fen Osler Hampson
20. Poverty Caroline Thomas
21. Climate Change and Environmental Security Simon Dalby
22. Health Colin McInnes Part 3: Institutions
23. Alliances John Duffield
24. Regional Institutions Louise Fawcett
25. The United Nations Thomas G. Weiss and Danielle Zach Kalbacher
26. Peace Operations Michael Pugh
27. The Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Regime W. Pal Sidhu
28. Private Security Companies Deborah Avant Part 4: Contemporary Challenges
29. International Arms Trade William D. Hartung
30. Counterterrorism Paul R. Pillar
31. Counterinsurgency Joanna Spear
32. The Responsibility to Protect Alex J. Bellamy
33. Transnational Organized Crime Phil Williams
34. Population Movements Sita Bali
35. Energy Security Michael T. Klare Part 5: Conclusions
36. The Academic and Policy Worlds James M Goldgeier
37.What Future for Security Studies? Stuart Croft

ISBN: 9780415782814
ISBN-10: 0415782813
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 13th April 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.261
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition