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PRIO New Security Studies

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The aim of this book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to  new challenges to security studies scholarship. This series is now being published under the title Routledge New Security Studies.

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Citizenship and Security The Constitution of Political Being

Citizenship and Security: The Constitution of Political Being

1st Edition

Edited By Xavier Guillaume, Jef Huysmans
July 09, 2013

This book engages the intense relationship between citizenship and security in modern politics. It focuses on questions of citizenship in security analysis in order to critically evaluate how political being is and can be constituted in relation to securitising practices. In light of contemporary ...

Commercialising Security in Europe Political Consequences for Peace Operations

Commercialising Security in Europe: Political Consequences for Peace Operations

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Leander
April 03, 2013

This book examines the political consequences of European security commercialisation through increased reliance on private military and security companies (PMSCs). The role of commercial security in the domestic setting in Europe is widely acknowledged; after all, the biggest private security ...

Securitization, Accountability and Risk Management Transforming the Public Security Domain

Securitization, Accountability and Risk Management: Transforming the Public Security Domain

1st Edition

Edited By Karin Svedberg Helgesson, Ulrika Mörth
June 03, 2013

This edited volume examines the reconstitution of the public security domain since the 9/11 attacks, focusing on the banking sector and anti-money laundering (AML) activity in particular. Since the inception of the ‘Financial Action Taskforce’ (FATF) in 1989, AML has been viewed as a global problem...

Security, the Environment and Emancipation Contestation over Environmental Change

Security, the Environment and Emancipation: Contestation over Environmental Change

1st Edition

By Matt McDonald
December 14, 2012

This book offers an examination of the role of emancipation in the study and practice of security, focusing on the issue of environmental change. The end of the Cold War created a context in which traditional approaches to security could be systematically questioned. This period also saw a ...

Politics of Catastrophe Genealogies of the Unknown

Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown

1st Edition

By Claudia Aradau, Rens Van Munster
June 27, 2012

This book argues that catastrophe is a particular way of governing future events – such as terrorism, climate change or pandemics – which we cannot predict but which may strike suddenly, without warning, and cause irreversible damage. At a time where catastrophe increasingly functions as a ...

Critical Perspectives on Human Security Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations

Critical Perspectives on Human Security: Rethinking Emancipation and Power in International Relations

1st Edition

Edited By David Chandler, Nik Hynek
March 20, 2012

This new book presents critical approaches towards Human Security, which has become one of the key areas for policy and academic debate within Security Studies and IR. The Human Security paradigm has had considerable significance for academics, policy-makers and practitioners. Under the rubric of ...

Security and Global Governmentality Globalization, Governance and the State

Security and Global Governmentality: Globalization, Governance and the State

1st Edition

Edited By Miguel de Larrinaga, Marc G. Doucet
November 10, 2011

This book examines global governance through Foucaultian notions of governmentality and security, as well as the complex intersections between the two. The volume explores how Foucault's understanding of the general economy of power in modern society allows us to consider the connection of two ...

The Ethical Subject of Security Geopolitical Reason and the Threat Against Europe

The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical Reason and the Threat Against Europe

1st Edition

By J. Peter Burgess
March 18, 2011

While critical security studies largely concentrates on objects of security, this book focuses on the subject position from which ‘securitization’ and other security practices take place. First, it argues that the modern subject itself emerges and is sustained as a function of security and ...

Security, Risk and the Biometric State Governing Borders and Bodies

Security, Risk and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies

1st Edition

By Benjamin Muller
March 15, 2011

This book examines a series of questions associated with the increasing application and implications of biometrics in contemporary everyday life. In the wake of the events of 9/11, the reliance on increasingly sophisticated and invasive technologies across a burgeoning field of applications has ...

Feminist Security Studies A Narrative Approach

Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach

1st Edition

By Annick T. R. Wibben
February 01, 2011

This book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective – uniquely, it engages feminism, security, and strategic studies to provide a distinct feminist approach to security studies. The volume explicitly works toward an opening up of security studies that would allow for feminist (and other...

Securitization Theory How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve

Securitization Theory: How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve

1st Edition

Edited By Thierry Balzacq
September 17, 2010

This volume aims to provide a new framework for the analysis of securitization processes, increasing our understanding of how security issues emerge, evolve and dissolve.  Securitisation theory has become one of the key components of security studies and IR courses in recent years, and this book ...

The Geopolitics of American Insecurity Terror, Power and Foreign Policy

The Geopolitics of American Insecurity: Terror, Power and Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Francois Debrix, Mark Lacy
November 26, 2009

This edited volume examines the political, social, and cultural insecurities that the United States is faced with in the aftermath of its post-9/11 foreign policy and military ventures. The contributors critically detail the new strategies and ideologies of control, governance, and hegemony America...

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