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Emerging Transnational (In)security Governance
A Statist-Transnationalist Approach

ISBN 9781138874213
Published April 10, 2015 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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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).


‘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