1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Maritime Security

    408 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook offers a critical and substantial analysis of maritime security and documents the most pressing strategic, economic, socio-cultural and legal questions surrounding it.

    Written by leading international experts, this comprehensive volume presents a wide variety of theoretical positions on maritime security, detailing its achievements and outlining outstanding issues faced by those in the field. The book includes studies which cover the entire spectrum of activity along which maritime security is developing, including, piracy, cyber security, energy security, terrorism, narco-subs and illegal fishing. Demonstrating the transformative character and potential of the topic, the book is divided into two parts. The first part exhibits a range of perspectives and new approaches to maritime security, and the second explores emerging developments in the practice of security at sea, as well as regional studies written by local maritime security experts. Taken together, these contributions provide a compelling account of the evolving maritime security environment, casting fresh light on theoretical and empirical aspects.

    The book will be of much interest to practitioners and students of maritime security, naval studies, security studies, maritime history, and International Relations in general.

    Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial] (CC-BY-NC)] 4.0 license.

    Introduction: Surveying the Seascape

    Ruxandra-Laura Boşilcă, Susana Ferreira and Barry J. Ryan

    PART I: Perspectives on Maritime Security

    1 Sea Power in the Transformation of States and Overseas Empires (1500–1800)

    Benjamin de Carvalho and Halvard Leira

    2. Maritime Security in a Critical Context

    Barry J. Ryan

    3. Maritime Security: ‘Good Navies’ and Realism Re-imagined

    Geoffrey Till

    4. Modern Maritime Strategy and Naval Warfare

    Ian Speller

    5. The Liberal Approach to Maritime Security

    Rafael García Pérez

    6. Global Maritime Security Governance

    James Sperling

    7. Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea

    Joanna Mossop

    8. Maritime Securitisation

    Juha A. Vuori

    9. Gender Perspectives on Maritime Security

    Jane Freedman

    10. Global Political Ethnography: A Methodological Approach to Studying Maritime Security Governance

    Jessica Larsen

    11. The Politics of Piracy Numbers: The Gulf of Guinea Case

    Katja Lindskov Jacobsen

    12. Visual Representations of the Sea

    Claire Sutherland

    PART II: Practices and Norms of Maritime Security

    13. Human Rights and Law Enforcement at Sea

    Anna Petrig

    14. Humans at Sea: Migrants, Refugees and Transnational Responses

    Susana Ferreira

    15. Contemporary Maritime Piracy and Counter-Piracy

    Robert McCabe

    16. Maritime Terrorism

    Joshua Tallis

    17. Energy Security and Maritime Security

    Rupert Herbert Burns

    18. Maritime Cyber Security and Disruptive Technologies

    Jeptoo Kipkech, Kristen Kuhn, and Siraj Ahmed Shaikh

    19. The Nexus Between National Resource Governance and Transnational Maritime Crime

    Lisa Otto

    20. Fisheries Crimes, Poverty and Food Insecurity

    Cornelia E. Nauen and Simona T. Boschetti

    21. Small Island Developing States and Maritime Security

    Christian Bouchard

    22. Maritime Security and the Blue Economy

    Anja Menzel

    23. Securing Maritime Identities: The New Practices of Maritime Cultural Heritage

    Eliseu Carbonell

    24. Non-state and Hybrid Actorness at Sea: From Narco-subs to Drone Patrols

    Brendan Flynn

    25. The Privatisation of Maritime Security: Implications for International Security

    Eugenio Cusumano and Stefano Ruzza

    26. NATO and Maritime Security in the the North Atlantic

     Gavin E. L. Hall and Mark Webber

    27. Maritime Security in the South Atlantic

    Érico Esteves Duarte

    28. Maritime Security in the Mediterranean

    Michaela Ceccorulli

    29. Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

    Kwa Chong Guan and Collin Koh

    30. Maritime Security in the South China Sea

    Chris Rahman

    31. Maritime Security in the Arctic

    Amund Botillen and Marianne Riddervold


    Ruxandra-Laura Boşilcă is a Senior Research Fellow at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

    Susana Ferreira is a Lecturer at the Nebrija University, Director of the Master in Risk Management in Conflicts.

    Barry J. Ryan is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University, UK.

    "This volume fills a critical gap in the understanding of maritime security. It places the underappreciated maritime space into the limelight, provides the necessary clarity to an ambiguous concept, and overcomes both geographical boundaries and topical constraints to become an indispensable resource for policymakers, scholars, and sailors alike."

    Jeremy Stöhs, author of The Decline of European Naval Forces.

    "This collection of 31 essays offers an overview of some of the newest and most insightful research in the field. Topics covered range from traditional maritime security concerns such as piracy, fisheries protection, and terrorism to emerging issues, including human trafficking, gender issues on the high seas, and renewed great power competition in the Arctic and the South Atlantic. The authors of these essays are as diverse as the topics. They come from all over the globe and a variety of academic disciplines. For anyone interested in covering the waterfront of ideas in maritime security, I highly recommend this handbook."

    John Darell Sherwood, Naval Historian and author of War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, winner of the John Lyman Award for Excellence in Maritime and Naval History.

    "This benchmark handbook presents an insightful and pluralist collection of contributions covering the full spectrum of maritime security studies. A must read for those new to the topic, but also for more established observers looking to capture the state of the art in this fast evolving and increasingly important field."

    Timothy P. Edmunds, Professor of International Security, University of Bristol, UK.