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2nd Edition

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

ISBN 9781138338173
Published July 30, 2018 by Routledge
494 Pages

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Book Description

This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies.

The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. This second edition has been significantly updated to address contemporary and emerging security threats with chapters on organised crime, migration and security, cyber-security, energy security, the Syrian conflict and resilience, amongst many others. Comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the key contemporary topics of research and debate in the field of Security Studies. The volume is divided into four main parts:

• Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Security

• Part II: Security Challenges

• Part III: Regional (In)Security

• Part IV: Security Governance

This new edition of the Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance for both current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Thierry Balzacq and Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Part I: Theoretical Approaches to Security

1. Realism and Security Studies, William C. Wohlforth

2. Liberalism: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment, Thomas C. Walker and David L. Rousseau

3. International Political Economy and Security, Heikki Patomäki

4. The English School and International Security, Barry Buzan

5. Critical Security Studies, David Mutimer

6. Constructivism and Securitization Studies, Juha Vuori

7. Poststructuralist Approaches to Security, Claudia Aradau and Rens van Munster

8. Feminist Security Studies, Annick T.R. Wibben

9. Postcolonialism: Interrogating National Security and Drone Warfare, Sheila Nair

10. Human Security: Lessons Learned from Afghanistan, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

11. Risk and Security, Karen Lund Petersen

12. Security as Practice, Christian Bueger

Part II: Security Challenges

13. Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Oldrich Bures

14. Organised Crime , Adam Edwards

15. Migration and Security, Jef Huysmans and Vicki Squire

16. Cyber-Security, Ronald Deibert

17. War, Christopher Coker

18. Ethnic and Religious Violence, Delphine Alles

19. Energy Security, Robert W. Orttung

20. Resources, the Environment, and Conflict, Nils Petter Gleditsch and Ole Magnus Theisen

21. Pandemics and Global Health, Simon Rushton and Sonja Kittelsen

Part III: Regional (In)Security

22. China’s Rise: Counterproductive Fearmongering, Jiun Bang and David C. Kang

23. Indian Security Policy, Sumit Ganguly

24. Afghanistan: A State in Limbo, Amin Saikal

25. Iran, Rouzbeh Parsi

26. Intervention in Iraq: From Regime Change to De Facto Partition, Gareth Stansfield

27. The Syrian Crisis and International Security, Raymond Hinnebusch

28. Israel-Palestine: An Archipelago of (In)Security, Nada Ghandour-Demiri

29. Analysing Drug Violence in Mexico, Kimberly Heinle, Octavio Rodríguez and David A. Shirk

30. Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pierre Englebert

31. Russia’s Revival, Jeffrey Mankoff

Part IV: Security Governance

32. Alliances, Carlo Masala and Alessandro Scheffler Corvaja

33. International Sanctions, Oliver Schmitt

34. Deterrence, Richard Ned Lebow

35. Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Wilfred Wan

36. Public Diplomacy in a National Security Context, Nancy Snow

37. Statebuilding, Tobias Debiel and Patricia Rinck

38. Humanitarian Intervention, Aidan Hehir

39. Global Security Governance, Thomas J. Biersteker

40. Resilience, David Chandler

41. The Study of Crisis Management, Arjen Boin, Magnus Ekengren and Mark Rhinard

42. ‘Killer Robots’ and Preventive Arms Control, Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Sophie-Charlotte Fischer and Thierry Balzacq

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Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of research and teaching at the Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is the author of Cyber-Security and Threat Politics: US Efforts to Secure the Information Age (Routledge, 2008).

Thierry Balzacq is Professor and Tocqueville Chair in International Relations at the University of Namur, Belgium, and Scientific Director at the Institute for Strategic Research at the French Ministry of Defense. His most recent books include Contesting Security (Routledge, 2014), and Traité de Relations Internationales (co-edited with F. Ramel, 2013).


‘Overall, this is the best available introduction to the field for graduate students, academics, and practitioners. Highly Recommended.’ -- CHOICE review of the first edition