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Global Security in a Changing World: Global Security in a Changing World


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Globalisation is changing the world dramatically, and a very public debate is taking place about the form, extent and significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the forces and processes shaping security. As a result, notions of inequality, poverty and the cultural realm of identity politics have all surfaced alongside terrorism, environmental changes and bio-medical weapons as essential features of the contemporary global political landscape. In this sense, the debate on globalisation calls for a fundamental shift from a status quo political reality to one that dislodges states as the primary referent, and instead sees states as a means and not the end to various security issues, ranging from individual security to international terrorism. More importantly, centred at the cognitive stage of thought, it is also a move towards conceiving the concept of insecurity in terms of change. The series attempts to address this imbalance by encouraging a robust and multi-disciplinary assessment of the asymmetrical nature of globalisation. Scholarship is sought from areas such as: global governance, poverty and insecurity, development, civil society, religion, terrorism and globalisation.

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Victims as Security Threats Refugee Impact on Host State Security in Africa

Victims as Security Threats: Refugee Impact on Host State Security in Africa

1st Edition

By Edward Mogire
June 10, 2019

The refugee phenomenon is a major force in international politics. This is more so in sub-Saharan Africa where refugees are major actors in the affairs of their home and host countries. But, are refugees just victims of insecurity or also major causes of insecurity? Mogire analyses how and why ...

Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identity Epistemic Communities and Security Governance

Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identity: Epistemic Communities and Security Governance

1st Edition

By Andrea Schneiker
October 12, 2017

Increasingly humanitarian NGOs operate in the context of armed conflicts where the security risks are higher than in contexts of natural disaster. Working in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is particularly dangerous for humanitarians. This existential threat affects...

United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge The Importance of the Integrated Approach

United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge: The Importance of the Integrated Approach

1st Edition

By Anna Powles, Negar Partow
October 12, 2017

Drawing from a diverse range of military, policing, academic and policymakers’ experiences, this book seeks to provide solutions of how national militaries and police can work together to better support future United Nations peacekeeping operations. It addresses the growing tension between ...

Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa Regional Approaches to Peace, Security, and Development

Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa: Regional Approaches to Peace, Security, and Development

1st Edition

By Edward Ansah Akuffo
May 25, 2017

After over fifty-years of Canadian engagement with Africa, no comprehensive literature exists on Canada's security policy in Africa and relations towards Africa's regional organizations. The literature on Canada's foreign policy in Africa to date has largely focused on development assistance. For ...

Post-conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Bringing State-building Back In

Post-conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Bringing State-building Back In

1st Edition

Edited By Antonio Giustozzi
May 25, 2017

This book revisits post-Cold War Disarmament Disintegration and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in the light of previous experiences of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. In the history of North America and Europe, in particular, such programmes had a major impact on state-building, ...

Non-Traditional Security in Asia Dilemmas in Securitization

Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Dilemmas in Securitization

1st Edition

By Ralf Emmers, Mely Caballero-Anthony
November 15, 2016

The security issues confronting Asia are both complex and diverse. Given the increasing trend towards an expanding security agenda beyond the military dimension of inter-state relations, this volume provides an extensive study of emerging non-traditional challenges to this region. New realities and...

Challenging Post-conflict Environments Sustainable Agriculture

Challenging Post-conflict Environments: Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

By Alpaslan Özerdem, Rebecca Roberts
October 26, 2016

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume by Özerdem and Roberts conceptualizes the challenges of developing sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments as well as identifying the policies and practical solutions to achieve sustainable agricultural production which is central to the ...

Cocaine Trafficking in Latin America EU and US Policy Responses

Cocaine Trafficking in Latin America: EU and US Policy Responses

1st Edition

By Sayaka Fukumi
February 28, 2008

The post-Cold War world has seen the emergence of new kinds of security threats. Whilst traditionally security threats were perceived of in terms of military threats against a state, non-traditional security threats are those that pose a threat to various internal competencies of the state and its ...

Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts

Foreign Interventions in Ethnic Conflicts

1st Edition

By Robert Nalbandov
December 09, 2009

This volume analyzes the successes and failures of foreign interventions in intrastate ethnic wars. Adding value to current research in the fields of international security and conflict resolution, it adopts the unique approach of considering successes of third party actions not by durable peace ...

Africa's New Peace and Security Architecture Promoting Norms, Institutionalizing Solutions

Africa's New Peace and Security Architecture: Promoting Norms, Institutionalizing Solutions

1st Edition

By J. Gomes Porto, Ulf Engel
April 01, 2010

This volume offers an informed and critical analysis of the operationalization and institutionalization of the peace and security architecture by the African Union and Africa's Regional Economic Communities (RECs). In creating this architecture, the African Union and the RECs tread new ground with ...

A Decade of Human Security Global Governance and New Multilateralisms

A Decade of Human Security: Global Governance and New Multilateralisms

1st Edition

By David R. Black, Sandra J. MacLean
September 28, 2006

Human security has been advanced as an alternative to traditional state-based conceptualizations of security, yet controversies about the use and abuse of the concept remain. Investigating innovations in the advancement of the human security agenda over the past decade, this book identifies themes ...

Towards an African Peace and Security Regime Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance

Towards an African Peace and Security Regime: Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance

1st Edition

By João Gomes Porto, Ulf Engel
March 28, 2013

Towards an African Peace and Security Regime: Continental embeddedness, transnational linkages, strategic relevance provides an informed and critical reflection on the adequacy of the emerging African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) to the medium- and long-term challenges and opportunities ...

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