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CSS Studies in Security and International Relations


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The CSS Studies in Security and International Relations examines historical and contemporary aspects of security and conflict. The series provides a forum for new research based upon an expanded conception of security and will include monographs by the Center's research staff and associated academic partners.

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The Politics and Science of Prevision Governing and Probing the Future

The Politics and Science of Prevision: Governing and Probing the Future

1st Edition

Andreas Wenger, Ursula Jasper, Myriam Dunn Cavelty
May 28, 2020

This book inquires into the use of prediction at the intersection of politics and academia, and reflects upon the implications of future-oriented policy-making across different fields. The volume focuses on the key intricacies and fallacies of prevision in a time of complexity, uncertainty, and ...

Securing 'the Homeland' Critical Infrastructure, Risk and (In)Security

Securing 'the Homeland': Critical Infrastructure, Risk and (In)Security

1st Edition

Myriam Anna Dunn, Kristian Søby Kristensen
December 02, 2014

This edited volume uses a ‘constructivist/reflexive’ approach to address critical infrastructure protection (CIP), a central political practice associated with national security. The politics of CIP, and the construction of the threat they are meant to counter, effectively establish a powerful ...

Inter-organizational Relations in International Security Cooperation and Competition

Inter-organizational Relations in International Security: Cooperation and Competition

1st Edition

Stephen Aris, Aglaya Snetkov, Andreas Wenger
July 26, 2018

This book examines the politics of the relationships between multilateral organizations that have come to play a major role in contemporary efforts to manage international security. Drawing on concepts developed in Organizational Studies, the book starts from the assumption that ...

Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Origins of the Nuclear Order

Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Origins of the Nuclear Order

1st Edition

Roland Popp, Liviu Horovitz, Andreas Wenger
March 14, 2018

This volume offers a critical historical assessment of the negotiation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and of the origins of the nonproliferation regime. The NPT has been signed by 190 states and was indefinitely extended in 1995, rendering it the most successful ...

Russia's Security Policy under Putin A critical perspective

Russia's Security Policy under Putin: A critical perspective

1st Edition

Aglaya Snetkov
June 28, 2016

This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and ...

Strategic Culture, Securitisation and the Use of Force Post-9/11 Security Practices of Liberal Democracies

Strategic Culture, Securitisation and the Use of Force: Post-9/11 Security Practices of Liberal Democracies

1st Edition

Wilhelm Mirow
April 15, 2016

This book investigates, and explains, the extent to which different liberal democracies have resorted to the use of force since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The responses of democratic states throughout the world to the September 2001 terrorist attacks have varied greatly. This book analyses the ...

Peacekeeping in Africa The evolving security architecture

Peacekeeping in Africa: The evolving security architecture

1st Edition

Marco Wyss, Thierry Tardy
August 26, 2015

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of peacekeeping in Africa. Recent events in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali remind us that violence remains endemic and continues to hamper the institutional, social and economic development of the African continent. Over the years, an ...

Regional Organisations and Security Conceptions and practices

Regional Organisations and Security: Conceptions and practices

1st Edition

Stephen Aris, Andreas Wenger
August 21, 2015

This book aims to examine the conceptions and practices of security adopted by Regional Organisations (ROs) across the globe. Since the end of the Cold War, there has been an increased focus on regions as a relevant realm for security, with actors within regional contexts identifying a significant...

The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation A pragmatist framework for analysis

The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A pragmatist framework for analysis

1st Edition

Ursula Jasper
August 21, 2015

This book examines the puzzle of why some states acquire nuclear weapons, whereas others refrain from trying to do so – or even renounce them. Based on the predominant theoretical thinking in International Relations it is often assumed that nuclear proliferation is inevitable, given the anarchic ...

EU Foreign Policymaking and the Middle East Conflict The Europeanization of national foreign policy

EU Foreign Policymaking and the Middle East Conflict: The Europeanization of national foreign policy

1st Edition

Patrick Müller
October 07, 2013

This book examines the interplay between the national and the European levels in EU foreign policymaking, focusing on the Middle East. European engagement in peacemaking in the Middle East dates back to foreign-policy cooperation in the early 1970s. Following the launch of the peace process in ...

War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War Threat Perceptions in the East and West

War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War: Threat Perceptions in the East and West

1st Edition

Vojtech Mastny, Sven S. Holtsmark, Andreas Wenger
August 14, 2006

This essential new volume reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. Based on previously unknown archival evidence from both East ...

European-American Relations and the Middle East From Suez to Iraq

European-American Relations and the Middle East: From Suez to Iraq

1st Edition

Victor Mauer, Daniel Möckli
July 23, 2012

This book examines the evolution of European-American relations with the Middle East since 1945. Placing the current transatlantic debates on the Middle East into a broader context, this work analyses how, why, and to what extent European and US roles, interests, threat perceptions, and policy ...

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