2nd Edition

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Edited By Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Thierry Balzacq Copyright 2017
    494 Pages
    by Routledge

    494 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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