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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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The Globalization of NATO Intervention, Security and Identity

The Globalization of NATO: Intervention, Security and Identity

1st Edition

By Veronica M. Kitchen
September 11, 2014

This book examines NATO’s transition from a Cold War mutual defence organization into a global alliance, and puts the recent crisis over the Afghanistan mission in the context of long-standing debates over out-of-area interventions. Originally, NATO bound the western allies together for the ...

Power Shifts, Strategy and War Declining States and International Conflict

Power Shifts, Strategy and War: Declining States and International Conflict

1st Edition

By Dong Sun Lee
August 12, 2014

Marked changes in the balance of power between states in the international system are generally seen by IR scholars as among the most common causes of war. This book explains why such power shifts lead to war breaking out in some cases, but not in others. In contrast to existing approaches, this ...

Arms Control in the 21st Century Between Coercion and Cooperation

Arms Control in the 21st Century: Between Coercion and Cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Oliver Meier, Christopher Daase
March 07, 2014

This volume evaluates the impact of coercive arms control efforts to curb the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the twenty-first century. A new paradigm in arms control is gradually replacing the idea that mutually agreed restrictions on armaments can improve international security. Thus, ...

The National Politics of Nuclear Power Economics, Security, and Governance

The National Politics of Nuclear Power: Economics, Security, and Governance

1st Edition

By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Scott Victor Valentine
November 08, 2013

This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the dynamics driving, and constraining, nuclear power development in Asia, Europe and North America, providing detailed comparative analysis. The book formulates a theory of nuclear socio-political economy which highlights six factors necessary for ...

Psychology, Strategy and Conflict Perceptions of Insecurity in International Relations

Psychology, Strategy and Conflict: Perceptions of Insecurity in International Relations

1st Edition

Edited By James W. Davis
October 29, 2013

This volume examines the explanatory nesting approach in the analysis of international relations and its continuing relevance in the 21st century. International relations theory urgently needs strategies for coping with the growing complexity of the international system following the collapse of ...

Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation

Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Rauchhaus, Matthew Kroenig, Erik Gartzke
October 03, 2013

This book offers valuable insights into the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation. Through the development of new datasets and the application of cutting edge research methods, contributors to this volume significantly advance the frontiers of research on nuclear weapons. Essays in this...

Iran’s Nuclear Programme Strategic Implications

Iran’s Nuclear Programme: Strategic Implications

1st Edition

Edited By Joachim Krause
October 03, 2013

This book examines the strategic implications of Iran’s nuclear programme, providing an inventory of the negotiations and a discussion of possible solutions to this pressing international security issue. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear programme has been the cause of one of the most extended...

Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation Between control and cooperation

Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation: Between control and cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Oliver Meier
August 22, 2013

This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies. Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) increasingly focus on preventing the proliferation and misuse of dual-use ...

Northern Security and Global Politics Nordic-Baltic strategic influence in a post-unipolar world

Northern Security and Global Politics: Nordic-Baltic strategic influence in a post-unipolar world

1st Edition

Edited By Ann-Sofie Dahl, Pauli Järvenpää
August 02, 2013

This book takes a comprehensive approach to security in the Nordic-Baltic region, studying how this region is affected by developments in the international system. The advent of the new millennium coincided with the return of the High North to the world stage. A number of factors have contributed ...

Network Centric Warfare and Coalition Operations The New Military Operating System

Network Centric Warfare and Coalition Operations: The New Military Operating System

1st Edition

By Paul T. Mitchell
August 07, 2013

This book argues that Network Centric Warfare (NCW) influences how developed militaries operate in the same fashion that an operating system influences the development of computer software. It examines three inter-related issues: the overwhelming military power of the United States; the growing ...

Risk, Global Governance and Security The Other War on Terror

Risk, Global Governance and Security: The Other War on Terror

1st Edition

By Yee-Kuang Heng, Ken McDonagh
August 06, 2013

This book applies risk society theory to the 'War on Terror', steering the discussion away from the militaristic discourse of the Bush era towards an emphasis on global cooperation and a new cosmopolitan agenda. The literature and rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' has been dominated by dramatic ...

Iran and Nuclear Weapons Protracted Conflict and Proliferation

Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Protracted Conflict and Proliferation

1st Edition

By Saira Khan
April 12, 2013

This book investigates what is driving Iran's nuclear weapons programme in a less-hostile regional environment, using a theory of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation. Iran’s nuclear weapons program has alarmed the international community since the 1990s, but has come to the ...

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