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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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Renegotiating the Nuclear Order A Sociological Approach

Renegotiating the Nuclear Order: A Sociological Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tarja Cronberg
April 13, 2021

This book offers a sociological approach to the nuclear order defined by nuclear technology and a better understanding of the policy alternatives. The nuclear order of today is polarized, with nuclear weapon states modernizing their arsenals at the same time as non-nuclear states have approved a ...

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones A Comparative Perspective

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Exequiel Lacovsky
March 09, 2021

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

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tshepo T. Gwatiwa, Justin van der Merwe
December 22, 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

Melanie W. Sisson, James A. Siebens, Barry M. Blechman
May 06, 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

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

Ariel Gonzalez Levaggi
July 26, 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

Bård Nikolas Vik Steen, Olav Njølstad
March 14, 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 ...

North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order A Comparative Perspective

North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Patrick McEachern, Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern
January 03, 2019

This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have ...

Nuclear Command and Control Norms A Comparative Study

Nuclear Command and Control Norms: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Salma Shaheen
October 09, 2018

This book offers a new analytical framework for studying nuclear command and control (C2), based on a comparative study of four nuclear weapons states (NWS). The subject of nuclear operations management has long been shrouded in secrecy, and whilst the importance of nuclear C2 cannot be disputed, ...

US National Security Reform Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947

US National Security Reform: Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947

1st Edition

Heidi B. Demarest, Erica D. Borghard
July 04, 2018

This collection of essays considers the evolution of American institutions and processes for forming and implementing US national security policy, and offers diverse policy prescriptions for reform to confront an evolving and uncertain security environment. Twelve renowned scholars and ...

US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century The Case For Restraint

US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case For Restraint

1st Edition

A. Trevor Thrall, Benjamin H. Friedman
February 12, 2018

This book challenges the dominant strategic culture and makes the case for restraint in US grand strategy in the 21st century. Grand strategy, meaning a state’s theory about how it can achieve national security for itself, is elusive. That is particularly true in the United States, where the ...

Stable Nuclear Zero The Vision and its Implications for Disarmament Policy

Stable Nuclear Zero: The Vision and its Implications for Disarmament Policy

1st Edition

Sverre Lodgaard
January 24, 2018

This volume examines the conditions necessary for a stable nuclear-weapons-free world and the implications for nuclear disarmament policy. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a road map to nuclear zero, but it is a rudimentary one and it says nothing about the kind of zero to aim for. ...

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