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Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

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This book series will establish connections between critical security studies and International Relations, surveillance studies, criminology, law and human rights, political sociology and political theory. To analyse the boundaries of the concepts of Liberty and Security, the practices which are enacted in their name (often the same practices) will be at the heart of the series. These investigations address contemporary questions informed by history, political theory and a sense of what constitutes the contemporary international order.

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Security, Ethnography and Discourse Transdisciplinary Encounters

Security, Ethnography and Discourse: Transdisciplinary Encounters

1st Edition

Edited By Emma Mc Cluskey, Constadina Charalambous
September 25, 2023

This interdisciplinary book analyses different contexts where security concerns have an impact on institutional or everyday practices and routines in the lives of ordinary people. Creating a dialogue between the fields of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociolinguistics, ...

Monitoring Border Violence in the EU Frontex in Focus

Monitoring Border Violence in the EU: Frontex in Focus

1st Edition

Edited By Elspeth Guild
August 11, 2023

This book examines EU external border violence and the role of Frontex, and how it can be made legally and politically accountable for these incidents. The volume sets out what the international standards are for monitoring border violence and how monitors’ independence must be guaranteed and ...

Migration, Security, and Resistance Global and Local Perspectives

Migration, Security, and Resistance: Global and Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Graham Hudson, Idil Atak
May 31, 2023

This volume explores the digitization, privatization, and spatial displacement of border security and the effects these have on political accountability and migrant rights. The governance of security and migration is unfolding in new political spaces. Cooperation and competition among immigration ...

Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain

Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain

1st Edition

By Hager Ben Jaffel
September 30, 2019

This book investigates everyday practices of intelligence cooperation in anti-terrorism matters, with a specific focus on the relationship between Europe and Britain. The volume examines the effective involvement of British anti-terrorism efforts in European cooperation arrangements, which until ...

Governing Diasporas in International Relations The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia

Governing Diasporas in International Relations: The Transnational Politics of Croatia and Former Yugoslavia

1st Edition

By Francesco Ragazzi
January 17, 2019

This book analyzes how states extend their sovereignty beyond their territories through the language of diasporas. An increasing number of states are interested in supporting, managing or controlling their populations abroad, something they define as their ‘diaspora’. Yet what does it mean for ...

Global Labour and the Migrant Premium The Cost of Working Abroad

Global Labour and the Migrant Premium: The Cost of Working Abroad

1st Edition

Edited By Tugba Basaran, Elspeth Guild
July 04, 2018

This book provides the first systematic account of the premium costs that migrants pay to live and work abroad. Reducing the costs of international labour migration, specifically worker-paid costs for low-skilled employment, has become an important item on the global agenda over the last years and ...

Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Century

Human Rights of Migrants in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Edited By Elspeth Guild, Stefanie Grant, C. A. Groenendijk
August 16, 2017

This book offers an accessible examination of the human rights of migrants in the context of the UN’s negotiations in 2018. This volume has two main contributions. Firstly, it is designed to inform the negotiations on the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration announced by the ...

Managing State Fragility Conflict, Quantification and Power

Managing State Fragility: Conflict, Quantification and Power

1st Edition

By Isabel Rocha de Siqueira
March 16, 2017

This book examines the management of ‘state fragility’ and the practices and impacts of quantification over relations of power in international politics. With the further movement towards quantification, and as technical and technological changes advance, this book argues that certain important ...

Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel A Critical Approach to Political Discourse

Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel: A Critical Approach to Political Discourse

1st Edition

By Sharon Weinblum
January 23, 2015

This book scrutinises how political actors in the Israeli parliament (the Knesset) have articulated the security-democracy nexus in their discourses. Security crises expose political leaders to an uncomfortable dilemma: guaranteeing the safety of citizens while at the same time preserving ...

Justice and Security in  the 21st Century Risks, Rights and the Rule of Law

Justice and Security in the 21st Century: Risks, Rights and the Rule of Law

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Hudson, Synnove Ugelvik
October 03, 2013

This book examines the question of whether justice or security is the primary virtue of 21st-century society. The issue of enhancing security without undermining justice – managing risk without undermining the rule of law – has always been problematic. However, recent developments such as new ...

Transnational Power Elites The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security

Transnational Power Elites: The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security

1st Edition

Edited By Niilo Kauppi, Mikael Rask Madsen
February 15, 2013

This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions. Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and ...

Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society The Civilization of War

Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society: The Civilization of War

1st Edition

Edited By Alessandro Dal Lago, Salvatore Palidda
January 14, 2013

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This ...

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