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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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Nuclear Proliferation and International Order Challenges to the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Nuclear Proliferation and International Order: Challenges to the Non-Proliferation Treaty

1st Edition

Edited By Olav Njølstad
December 15, 2011

This book examines the state of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the issues it faces in the early 21st century. Despite the fact that most countries in the world have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there is growing concern that the NPT is in serious trouble and may not be able ...

US Strategy in Africa AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges

US Strategy in Africa: AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By David J Francis
December 15, 2011

This book outlines the construction, interpretations and understanding of US strategy towards Africa in the early twenty-first century. No single issue or event in the recent decades in Africa has provoked so much controversy and unified hostility and opposition as the announcement by former ...

A Perpetual Menace Nuclear Weapons and International Order

A Perpetual Menace: Nuclear Weapons and International Order

1st Edition

By William Walker
October 05, 2011

Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines ‘the problem of order’ arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when ...

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century Competing Visions of World Order

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century: Competing Visions of World Order

1st Edition

Edited By Graeme Herd
September 01, 2011

This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great ...

Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict Debating Fourth-Generation Warfare

Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict: Debating Fourth-Generation Warfare

1st Edition

Edited By Regina Karp, Terry Terriff
December 19, 2009

This volume covers a timely debate in contemporary security studies: can armed forces adjust to the rising challenge of insurgency and terrorism, the greatest transformation in warfare since the birth of the international system?  Containing essays by leading international security scholars ...

Energy Security and Global Politics The Militarization of Resource Management

Energy Security and Global Politics: The Militarization of Resource Management

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Moran, James A. Russell
January 26, 2010

This book analyses the strategic dimensions of energy security, particularly where energy resources have become the object of military competition. The volume explores the risks that may arise from conditions of increasing economic competition and resource scarcity, and the problems that may ...

Globalization and WMD Proliferation Terrorism, Transnational Networks and International Security

Globalization and WMD Proliferation: Terrorism, Transnational Networks and International Security

1st Edition

Edited By James A. Russell, James J. Wirtz
January 07, 2008

This edited volume explores the relationship between the accelerating process of globalization and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which is increasingly seen as the pre-eminent threat to international security. The proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction has traditionally ...

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Responding to the Challenge

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Responding to the Challenge

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Bellany
November 26, 2009

There is a widely held belief in the imminent probability of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists against civilian targets. This edited volume critically assesses the suggestion that one safeguard against this possibility would be to strengthen ...

Nuclear Proliferation and International Security

Nuclear Proliferation and International Security

1st Edition

Edited By Sverre Lodgaard, Bremer Maerli
June 29, 2009

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has long been key in non-proliferation and disarmament activities. The Treaty is the major international legal obstacle for states seeking nuclear weapon capabilities. In retrospect, and despite setbacks, the overall impact of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation ...

American Foreign Policy and The Politics of Fear Threat Inflation since 9/11

American Foreign Policy and The Politics of Fear: Threat Inflation since 9/11

1st Edition

Edited By A. Trevor Thrall, Jane Cramer
June 08, 2009

This edited volume addresses the issue of threat inflation in American foreign policy and domestic politics. The Bush administration's aggressive campaign to build public support for an invasion of Iraq reheated fears about the president's ability to manipulate the public, and many charged the ...

Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Dealing with Fighters in the Aftermath of War

Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Dealing with Fighters in the Aftermath of War

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Muggah
January 31, 2009

This book provides a critical analysis of the changing discourse and practice of post-conflict security-promoting interventions since the Cold War, such as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), and security-sector reform (SSR) Although the international aid and security sectors...

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