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Routledge Global Security Studies


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Global Security Studies is a series for cutting-edge monographs and books on international security. It emphasizes cutting-edge scholarship on the forces reshaping global security and the dilemmas facing decision-makers the world over. The series stresses security issues relevant in many countries and regions, accessible to broad professional and academic audiences as well as to students, and enduring through explicit theoretical foundations.

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International Nuclear Export Controls and Non-Proliferation The Collective Action Problem

International Nuclear Export Controls and Non-Proliferation: The Collective Action Problem

1st Edition

By Ian J. Stewart
September 28, 2021

This book examines the evolution of international nuclear non-proliferation trade controls over time. The book argues that the international nuclear export controls have developed in a sub-optimal way as a result of a non-proliferation collective action problem. This has resulted in competition ...

Russia and the World in the Putin Era From Theory to Reality in Russian Global Strategy

Russia and the World in the Putin Era: From Theory to Reality in Russian Global Strategy

1st Edition

Edited By Roger E. Kanet, Dina Moulioukova
September 28, 2021

This volume examines the role of Russia in the world under President Putin’s rule. When the Soviet Union disintegrated after the Cold War, Russia seemingly embarked on the establishment of a democratic political system and seemed intent on joining the liberal international order. However, under ...

The International Atomic Energy Agency Historical Reflections, Current Challenges and Future Prospects

The International Atomic Energy Agency: Historical Reflections, Current Challenges and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph F. Pilat
July 20, 2021

This volume offers a wide-ranging examination and discussion of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) past, present and future as it enters its seventh decade. Including contributions from leading experts across the globe, the book assesses the historical record of the IAEA; the issues ...

The Nuclear Terrorism Threat An Organisational Approach

The Nuclear Terrorism Threat: An Organisational Approach

1st Edition

By Brecht Volders
July 09, 2021

This book examines the threat of a terrorist organisation constructing and detonating a nuclear bomb. It explores the role and impact of the organisational design of a terrorist organisation in implementing a nuclear terrorism plot. In order to do so, the work builds on the organisational analogy ...

The Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons How it was Achieved and Why it Matters

The Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: How it was Achieved and Why it Matters

1st Edition

By Alexander Kmentt
May 18, 2021

This book chronicles the genesis of the negotiations that led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which challenged the established nuclear order. The work provides readers with an authoritative account of the complex evolution of the ‘Humanitarian Initiative’ (HI) and the ...

Renegotiating the Nuclear Order A Sociological Approach

Renegotiating the Nuclear Order: A Sociological Approach

1st Edition

By Tarja Cronberg
April 06, 2021

Renegotiating the Nuclear Order offers a sociological approach to the nuclear order, and order defined by nuclear technology and nuclear weapons. The focus is on the need to renegotiate the nuclear order, given the conflict between deterrence and disarmament and the unbalanced ...

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones A Comparative Perspective

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Exequiel Lacovsky
March 09, 2021

This book explores the conditions under which Nuclear Weapons Free Zones (NWFZs) can be established. It analyzes four hypotheses that explain the factors contributing to the formation of NWFZs, building upon realist, constructivist and liberal theories from international relations. Through ...

Expanding US Military Command in Africa Elites, Networks and Grand Strategy

Expanding US Military Command in Africa: Elites, Networks and Grand Strategy

1st Edition

Edited By Tshepo Gwatiwa, Justin van der Merwe
December 24, 2020

This book discusses the systematic expansion of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) across the continent of Africa. This book posits that AFRICOM expansion in Africa is part of a broader system of accumulation based on a government-business-media (GBM) complex. Applying the concept at both ...

Military Coercion and US Foreign Policy The Use of Force Short of War

Military Coercion and US Foreign Policy: The Use of Force Short of War

1st Edition

Edited By Melanie W. Sisson, James A. Siebens, Barry M. Blechman
May 12, 2020

This book examines the use of military force as a coercive tool by the United States, using lessons drawn from the post-Cold War era (1991–2018). The volume reveals that despite its status as sole superpower during the post-Cold War period, US efforts to coerce other states failed as often as they ...

Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century The Revival of Economic Statecraft

Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft

1st Edition

Edited By Mikael Wigell, Sören Scholvin, Mika Aaltola
January 14, 2020

Starting from the key concept of geo-economics, this book investigates the new power politics and argues that the changing structural features of the contemporary international system are recasting the strategic imperatives of foreign policy practice. States increasingly practice power politics by ...

Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders Managing Regional Security in World Politics

Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders: Managing Regional Security in World Politics

1st Edition

By Ariel Gonzalez Levaggi
July 25, 2019

This book explains cooperative and confrontational regional orders in the post-Cold War era. Applying a push-and-pull framework to the evolution of regional orders, the book’s theoretical section compares regional dynamics and studies the transformation and authority of governing arrangements among...

Nuclear Disarmament A Critical Assessment

Nuclear Disarmament: A Critical Assessment

1st Edition

Edited By Bård Nikolas Vik Steen, Olav Njølstad
March 08, 2019

This volume, Nuclear Disarmament, provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward. Comprising essays by leading scholars on nuclear disarmament, the book highlights arguments in favour and against a world without nuclear weapons (global ...

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