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1st Edition

Comparative Regional Security Governance

ISBN 9780415617680
Published February 23, 2012 by Routledge
240 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book seeks to understand the role of regions in the provision of security (and insecurity) practices across the globe. Specialists with expertise in the regions they examine present eight case studies and analyses of the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Europe.

Discussing both The State and people in the context of security, this book examines four categories; inter-state security, transnational criminal practices (the drugs trade, human trafficking migration), proliferation issues (both nuclear and non-nuclear), and issues of domestic/state collapse. The book uses an inclusive definition of security to include traditional and non-traditional conceptions, and incorporates the use of force and the threat of the use of force, as well as issues related to the integrity of peoples. The chapters weave theory and case studies to provide a rich description of a variety of regional governance forms; and, where applicable, the absence of them to move beyond regionalism to consider the key determining features of regional governance.

Comparative Regional Security Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of international security, international relations and governance.

Table of Contents

1. Researching Regional Security Governance: Dimensions, Debates and Discourses Shaun Breslin and Stuart Croft  2. Security Governance in the EU Space Jolyon Howorth  3. The Other Europe: Regional Security Governance in Europe’s East Andrew Cottey  4. East Asian Regional Security Governance: Bilateral Hard Balancing and ASEAN’s Informal Cooperative Security Hiro Katsumata  5. Regional Security Governance: The Case of South Asia Ted Svensson  6. Regional Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Paul Jackson  7. MENA Region: Security and Regional Governance Anoushiravan Ehteshami  8. Creating Multilevel Security Governance in South America Daniel Flemes and Michael Radseck  9. North American Regionalism in Defence Chris C. Demchak and Stéfanie von Hlatky

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Shaun Breslin is Professor of International Studies at the University of Warwick, where he is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.

Stuart Croft is Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick. He is President of the British International Studies Association, an Academician in the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts.