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Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance

A Statist-Transnationalist Approach

Edited by Ersel Aydinli

© 2010 – Routledge

200 pages

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This book presents a selection of edited essays written by leading international scholars engaging with practicing intelligence, military, and police officers and responding to their first-hand international security cooperation experiences. The resulting chapters provide original theoretical perspectives on evolving international security cooperation practices.

Beginning with the premise that intelligence cooperation-domestically between agencies, internationally between states, and transnationally among states, sub-state and non-state actors-is essential in order to successfully counter the evolving transnational nature of security threats, the authors explore the transnationalization in states' responses to a transnational security threat like 'global' terror. They assess whether early signs of a "statist transnationalism" for a new global security cooperation regime can be identified, and look at the use of extraordinary rendition and police liaisons as means for the development and growth of transnational security cooperation.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, terrorism, security, policing and intelligence.


‘Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance provides a significant contribution to the social science literatures on terrorism, transnational organised crime, security governance, and the nexus between these topics. Written by a team of subject experts and edited by a highly respected scholar, Ersel Aydinli, the chapters in this study deliver thought-provoking and rigorous analysis of the current landscape of and future prospects for transnational security governance. The great strength of the study is that it relates existing mechanisms designed to facilitate domestic and transnational cooperation in the fight against crime to the urgent task of countering the threat of transnational terrorism. This is valuable reading for students and researchers of terrorism and transnational governance.’ - Alex Braithwaite, University College London, UK

‘This edited volume is unusually coherent in its intellectual setup and offers a bonanza of insights into various aspects of international and transnational security governance.’ - Joerg Friedrichs, University Lecturer in Politics, University of Oxford, UK

'With the popular Arab Spring revolutions also impacting regional alliances, this edited volume should become essential reading to anyone interested in the transformation of Middle Eastern politics specifically and transnational security cooperation more broadly.' - Neophytos Loizides, International Peacekeeping, Vol. 19, 1, January 2012

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part 1. Two Worlds at War: The International vs. the Transnational 2. Statist Transnationalism for a Security Cooperation Regime Ersel Aydinli Part 2.Visions for Transnational Intelligence Cooperation: Challenges and Prospects 3. Beyond the State: The Impact of Transnational Terrorist Threats on Security and Intelligence Cooperation Derek Reveron 4. Intelligence Sharing and United States Counter-Terrorism Policy James I. Walsh 5. Rendition in a Transnational Insecurity Environment Peter Gill Part 3. Pioneers of Post-International Security Governance 6. Is the UK Stepping Towards Transnationalization? The Serious Organised Crime Agency Glen Segell 7. Structure and Agency in Transnational Cooperation in the Fields of Security Otwin Marenin 8. Police Liaisons as Builders of Transnational Security Cooperation Hasan Yon 9. First Preventers: The Necessity of Globalizing and Localizing Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Sharing Brian Nussbaum 10. Police and Counter-Terrorism: A Sociological Theory of International Cooperation Mathieu Deflem 11. Adaptive States and the New Transnational Security Regime Ersel Aydinli

About the Editor

Ersel Aydinli is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Turkey. He was a post-doctorate research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He has taught at universities in North America and in Turkey, and is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. His works include articles in such journals as Foreign Affairs, Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Security Dialogue, and he is the co-editor with James N. Rosenau of Paradigms in Transition: Globalization, Security and the Nation State (SUNY Press, 2005).

About the Series

Security and Governance

International Editorial Board

Mohammed Ayoob, Michigan State University, Richard Caplan, University of Oxford
Neta Crawford, Boston University, Stuart Croft, University of Warwick, Donatella della Porta, European University Institute, Michael Doyle, Columbia University, Lynn Eden, Stanford University, Takashi Inoguchi, Chuo University and University of Tokyo, Elizabeth Kier, University of Washington, Keith Krause, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Bruce Russett, Yale University, Timothy Sisk, University of Denver, Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto, Stephen Stedman, Stanford University and Mark Zacher, University of British Columbia

This series publishes high quality original research that reflects broadening conceptions of security and the growing nexus between the study of governance issues and security issues. Scholarship published in the series will meet the highest academic standards, and will be both theoretically innovative and policy-relevant. Work appearing in the series will be at the cutting edge of debates taking place at the intersection of security studies and governance studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security