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Security Studies : A Reader - Christopher W. Hughes

Security Studies

A Reader

By: Christopher W. Hughes (Editor), Yew Meng Lai (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th April 2011
ISBN: 9780415326018
Number Of Pages: 454

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`This collection of classic essays and contemporary scholarship illustrates the scope, substance and debates of the field of security studies. Hughes and Lai guide the reader by describing the themes and issues that animate security studies, explaining how they form a coherent way of thinking about world politics. This outstanding volume introduces the reader to important works in the field, while illustrating emerging trends in theory, politics and policy'.---James J. Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies.

The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, introducing the ideas of the most influential `past masters' and contemporary thinkers on security in the UK, the US and elsewhere.

In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the development of security studies, as well as introductory essays that provide an overview of each section, highlighting clearly how the readings fit together. Suggestions for further reading and key questions for discussion are also included.

Security Studies is an invaluable resource for all students of security studies and international relations.

What is Security?
National Security as an Ambiguous Symbol
Violence, Peace and Peace Research
Redefining Security
People States and Fear
Security and Emancipation
Revisioning Security
The Concept of Security
Feminism and Security
The Periphery as the Core
Human Security
The Renaissance of Security Studies
Security Analysis
Security Paradigms
The Utopian Background
A Realist Theory of International Politics
The Concept of Order in World Politics
Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power
Cooperation under the Security Dilemma
The False Promise of International Institutions
Clausewitz Rules OK?
Economics and the Moral Case of War
Neoliberal Institutionalism
Liberalism and World Politics
A Neo-Kantian Perspective
Anarchy is What States Make of It
Norms, Identity and National Security in Germany and Japan
Security Dimensions and Issues
Deterrence Theory Revisited27. `The Action-Reaction Model' and `The Domestic Structure Model'
The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Changing Forms of Military Conflict
The So-Called Revolution in Military Affairs
Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict
Security, Stability and International Migration
Transnational Criminal Organizations and International Security
Transnational Crime, Drugs and Security in East Asia
AIDS and International Security
Political Economy in Security Studies after the Cold War
Security Frameworks and Actors
The Long Peace
The Unipolar Illusion: Why New Great Powers will Rise
The Security Dilemma in Alliance Politics
Why Alliances Endure or Collapse
Security Regimes
Nuclear Learning and US-Soviet Security Regimes
Imagined (Security) Communities
The Evolution of United Nations Peacekeeping
NATO's `Humanitarian War' over Kosovo
Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work
Outsourcing War
The Future of Security
New Patterns of Global Security in the Twenty-First Century
Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War
China, the US-Japan Alliance and the Security Dilemma in East Asia
Structural Realism after the Cold War
Star Wars Strikes Back
New and Old Wars
Globalization and the Study of International Security
Postmodern Terrorism
What's in a Name
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ISBN: 9780415326018
ISBN-10: 041532601X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 6th April 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1