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
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.