2nd Edition

International Security Studies
Theory and Practice

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ISBN 9780367109868
July 27, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
496 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new and updated edition of International Security Studies provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies to illustrate theoretical debates.

In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics in covering both traditional military and non-military security issues such as WMD proliferation, humanitarian intervention, food security and environmental security. The volume also offers a wide range of case studies providing detailed analyses of important global security issues.

The 37 chapters contain pedagogical features and recommended further reading and is divided into five thematic sections:

• Conceptual and Theoretical

• Military Security

• Non-Military Security

• Institutions and Security

• Case Studies

Updates for the second edition include:

• New chapters on cybersecurity and the insecurity of the LGBT community

• Substantial revisions to existing chapters to incorporate analysis of important international political developments including: the Trump Presidency; ‘Brexit’; North Korean nuclear standoff; the Syrian Civil War; Yemen Civil War; Mediterranean migration crisis; Climate change diplomacy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This textbook will be essential reading for all students of security studies and highly recommended for students of critical security studies, human security, peace and conflict studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

Table of Contents

Section I: Conceptual and theoretical

1. Framing a discipline Shahin Malik

2. The traditional routes to security: realism and liberalism Edward Smith

3. Challenging orthodoxy: critical security studies Shahin Malik

4. Feminist security studies Wendy Stokes

5. Human security Shahin Malik

6. Constructing security Shahin Malik

Section II: Military security

7. Reflecting on war and peace Bruce Pilbeam

8. New wars, globalisation and failed states Bruce Pilbeam

9. Nuclear Proliferation Andrew Moran

10. The international arms trade in conventional weapons Bruce Pilbeam

11. Terrorism Andrew Moran

12. Religion and international conflict Jeffrey Haynes

13. Intelligence and security Andrew Moran

14. The rise of private military and security companies Bruce Pilbeam

Section III: Non-military security

15. Environmental security Peter Hough

16. Crime and security Peter Hough

17. The Securitization of LGBT Communities in Uganda Martin Ridley

18. Food security Peter Hough

19. Health and security Peter Hough

20. Disasters and security Peter Hough

21. Migration and security Peter Hough and Bruce Pilbeam

22. Cybersecurity Andrew Moran

Section IV: Institutions and security

23. The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect Bruce Pilbeam

24. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: Continuity and Change Andrew Moran

25. Regional Security Organisations Peter Hough

Section V: Case studies

26. The United States: finding a role in the post-cold war and post-9/11 eras Andrew Moran

27. Russia, the Black Sea Region and Security Tunc Aybak

28. China: Security and Threat Perceptions Peter Hough and Shahin Malik

29. Security in Europe: the triumph of institution building? Dermot McCann

30. Security in Africa Peter Hough

31. The Arctic Peter Hough

32. The Arab Spring and Democracy: Problems and Prospects Jeffrey Haynes

33. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Ronald Ranta

34. Korea Peter Hough

35. Latin America Lloyd Pettiford and Neil Hughes

36. Space and Security Ian Shields

37. Conclusion: where to next? Shahin Malik

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Peter Hough is an Associate Professor in International Relations at Middlesex University, UK.

Andrew Moran is an Associate Professor and Head of Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, UK.

Bruce Pilbeam is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, UK.

Wendy Stokes is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at London Metropolitan University, UK.