Contemporary Security Studies

Paperback | January 21, 2016

byAlan Collins

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Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to Security Studies, providing the most accessible, up-to-date guide to the subject available. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it features an impressive breadth and depth of coverage of the different theoreticalapproaches to the study of security and the ever-evolving range of issues that dominate the security agenda in the 21st Century. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to question their own preconceptions and assumptions, and to use their own judgement to critically evaluate key approaches and ideas. To help them achieve this, each chapter is punctuated with helpful learning features including "key ideas", "thinkpoints" and case studies, demonstrating the real world applications and implications of the theory. In addition to covering a wide range of topical security issues, from terrorism and inter-state armed conflict to cybersecurity, health, and transnational crime, the fourth edition features a new chapter on postcolonialism and expanded coverage of critical security studies. The book is supported byan Online Resource Centre designed to help students take their learning further. For students: * Explore relevant security issues in greater depth with additional online case studies.* Test your understanding of the key ideas and themes in each chapter with self-marking multiple-choice questions. For registered lecturers: * Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class.

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Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to Security Studies, providing the most accessible, up-to-date guide to the subject available. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it features an impressive breadth and depth of coverage of the different theoreticalapproaches to the study of security and the ever...

Alan Collins is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Swansea University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:January 21, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708319

ISBN - 13:9780198708315

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Table of Contents

1. Alan Collins, Swansea University: IntroductionApproaches to Security2. Charles L. Glaser, University of Chicago: Realism3. Patrick Morgan, University of California, Irvine: Liberalism4. Eric Herring, University of Bristol: Historical Materialism5. Paul Rogers, University of Bradford: Peace Studies6. Christine Agius, Swinburne University of Technology: Social Constructivism7. David Mutimer, York University, Toronto: Critical Security Studies8. Marshall Beier, McMaster University: Critical Security Studies II9. Mark Laffey, SOAS, University of London: Postcolonialism10. Randolph B. Persaud, The American University, Washington DC: Human Security11. Caroline Kennedy, University of Hull, and Sophia Dingli, University of Hull: Gender12. Ralf Emmers, RSIS, Singapore: SecuritizationDeepening and Broadening Security13. Mike Sheehan, Swansea University: Military Security14. Richard Jackson, Aberystwyth University: Regime Security15. Paul Roe, Central European University: Societal Security16. Jon Barnett, University of Melbourne: Environmental Security17. Gary Shiffman, Georgetown University: Economic Security18. Nana Poku and Jacqueline Therkelsen, , University of KwaZulu-Natal: Development and SecurityTraditional and Non-Traditional Security19. Peter Viggo Jakobsen, University of Copenhagen: Coercive Diplomacy20. James Wirtz, US Naval Postgraduate School: Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation21. James Lutz and Brenda Lutz, Indiana University Purdue: Terrorism22. Alex Bellamy, Griffith University: Humanitarian Intervention23. Doug Stokes, University of Exeter and Sam Raphael, Kingston University: Energy Security24. Suzette Grillot, University of Oklahoma: Defence Trade25. Stefan Elbe, University of Sussex: Health26. Harold Trinkunas, The Brookings Institution and Jeanne Giraldo, US Naval Postgraduate School: Transnational Crime27. Myriam Dunn Cavelty, ETH Zurich: Cyber-security28. Barry Buzan, London School of Economics, and Ole Waever, University of Copenhagen: Security Studies: Past, Present, and Future

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"The study of international security - and even the concept of security itself - is complex, contested, and constantly in flux. This textbook has become an institution in the field as it makes sense of this complexity. It provides incisive, authoritative accounts of the principal challengesand schools of thought, and its new editions are widely welcomed." --Professor Edward Newman, University of Leeds