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Security Studies
A Reader

ISBN 9780415326018
Published April 6, 2011 by Routledge
472 Pages

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Book Description

This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies.

The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, introducing the ideas of the most influential ‘past masters’ and contemporary thinkers on security in the UK, US and elsewhere.

The book is divided into five areas:

  • What is Security?
  • Security Paradigms
  • Security Dimensions and Issues
  • Security Frameworks and Actors
  • The Future of Security.

In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the development of security studies, as well as introductory essays that provide an overview of each section, highlighting clearly how the readings fit together. Suggestions for further reading and key questions for discussion are also included.

Security Studies is an invaluable resource for all students of security studies and international relations.

Table of Contents

Part 1: What is Security?  Introduction  1.1 National Security as an Ambiguous Symbol Arnold Wolfers  1.2 Redefining Security Richard Ullman  1.3 The National Security Problem in International Relations Barry Buzan  1.4 The Concept of Security David Baldwin  1.5 Security and Emancipation Ken Booth  1.6 Feminism and Security J. Ann Tickner  1.7 The Third World and Security Studies Amitav Acharya  1.8 Redefining Security (2) Jessica Tuchman Matthews  1.9 Human Security Roland Paris  1.10 The Renaissance of Security Studies Stephen M. Walt  1.11 Securitisation Ole Waever  Part 2: Security Paradigms  Introduction  2.1 The Nemesis of Utopianism E. H. Carr  2.2 A Realist Theory of International Politics Hans J. Morgenthau  2.3 The Concept of Order in World Politics Hedley Bull  2.4 Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power Kenneth N. Waltz  2.5 Cooperation under the Security Dilemma Robert Jervis  2.6 The False Promise of International Institutions John J. Mearsheimer  2.7 Economics and the Moral Case for War Norman Angell  2.8 Neoliberal Institutionalism Robert Keohane  2.9 Democratic Peace Michael W. Doyle  2.10 Neo-Kantian Perspective Bruce Russett 2.11 The Social Construction of Power Politics Alexander Wendt  2.12 Norms, Identity and National Security Thomas U. Berger  Part 3: Security Dimensions and Issues  Introduction  3.1 Nuclear Deterrence Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein  3.2 Arms Races Barry Buzan and Eric Herring  3.3 Nuclear Proliferation Scott Sagan  3.4 New Military Conflict Lawrence Freedman  3.5 Technology and War Michael O’Hanlon  3.6 Resources and Conflict Thomas Homer-Dixon  3.7 Migration and Security Myron Weiner  3.8 Transnational Crime and Security Phil Williams  3.9 AIDS/HIV and Security P. W. Singer  3.10 Economics and Security Jonathan Kirshner  Part 4: Security Frameworks and Actors  Introduction  4.1 The Long Peace John Lewis Gaddis  4.2 The Unipolar Illusion Christopher Layne  4.3 Alliance Politics Glenn Snyder  4.4. Alliance Futures Stephen M. Walt  4.5 Multilateralism John Gerard Ruggie  4.6 Regimes Robert Jervis  4.7 Security Communities Emanuel Adler  4.8 Interventionism Adam Roberts  4.9 Economic Sanctions Robert A. Pape  4.10 Private Military Companies David Shearer  Part 5: The Future of Security  Introduction  5.1 Security in the Twenty First Century Barry Buzan  5.2 Instability in Europe? John J. Mearsheimer  5.3 Security Dilemmas in East Asia? Thomas J. Christensen  5.4 Structural Realism Redux Kenneth N. Waltz  5.5 Security and Global Transformation Ken Booth  5.6 Globalisation and Security Victor D. Cha  5.7 Terrorism Walter Laqueur  5.8 The War on Terrorism Michael Howard

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Christopher W. Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK.

Lai Yew Meng is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (CPKLL), Universiti Malaysia Sabah.