A number of crises since the Cold War have demonstrated in the most dramatic way the insecurity of ordinary people in circumstances where states and the international system of states are either unable to provide protection or are themselves the principal sources of violence. Against such a backdrop, narrow views of security have become increasingly inappropriate. New challenges are emerging, and new dimensions need to be explored: accordingly, a radical reassessment of the notion of security is currently under way, leading to the notion of ’critical security’ with which this series is principally concerned. In the process of change, scope has been found for a wide variety of disciplines to enter the fray, and for fresh fields of study to claim some relevance and value to the field of security studies. This timely series seeks to encourage an interdisciplinary understanding of the notion of security in contemporary global life.
By Brian Frederking
October 24, 2018
This title was first published 2000: The book applies constructivist arguments about culture, norms and identity to explain the superpower negotiations that produced the INF Treaty. It contributes to the constructivist research program in two ways. First, it develops a speech act model of ...
By Jane Freedman
May 16, 2017
The importance of the immigration issue in French politics has been highlighted by the success of Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the extreme-right Front National party, in reaching the second round of the presidential elections. This absorbing book closely examines the debate over immigration in ...
By Chris Rudd, Robert G. Patman
March 29, 2017
This collection of invaluable essays explores, analyzes and critically evaluates the interaction between globalization and New Zealand sovereignty. The volume is the first to seriously address this subject in a systematic fashion. It pursues three interrelated lines of enquiry: the impact of ...