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Comparative Regional Security Governance

1st Edition

Edited by Shaun Breslin, Stuart Croft


236 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Globalisation

The Routledge Studies in Globalisation series is edited by André Broome (University of Warwick, UK) and Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark).

Based in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick (, the Routledge Studies in Globalisation series examines key questions related to the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. The Series has an interdisciplinary focus and publishes research that is methodologically and theoretically rigorous and which advances knowledge about the changing dynamics of globalisation and regionalisation, global governance and global order, and global civil society.

Associate Editors:

Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK

Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Richard Higgott, University of Warwick, UK

Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Helen Nesadurai, Monash University, Malaysia

Andreas Nölke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General