The concept of risk in global life has not been fully understood and explored and this book attempts to examine what it entails in the fast changing, interconnected and complex world. As a foundational component of safety systems, risk has been considered relatively simple, predictable, and therefore, assessable and manageable phenomenon. Social and political sciences prefer the terminology of security to capture the dimension of risk which is more complex and more consequential to survival. Risk has become more human-made and intentional today, and this book explores innovative approaches and engages in theoretical and policy debates to capture its political and security dimensions.
Table of Contents
1. Risks and Threats in Security and Safety Sciences: An Introduction, Radomir Compel Part I: Perspectives on Risk and Security 2. Cybersecurity and the Politics of Data, Yuko Suda 3 State Sovereignty, Risk and Security When Private Companies Practice Border Control, Federica Infantino 4. Populist Risks to Pluralist Society: The Radical Right in Europe as a Response to Ethnocultural Diversification, Michael Minkenberg Part II: Geopolitical Shift and China Risk 5. China’s First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti: Assessing the Objectives, Motivations, Wider Networks and Future Prospects, Theodor Neethling 6. China’s Silk Road Economic Belt: Risks and Opportunities for Kazakhstan, Lyailya Nurgaliyeva Part III: International Institutions and Global and Local Risks 7. In Quest of UN System’s Accountability for Global Governance on Sustainable Peace, Security and Development Tadanori Inomata 8. Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations: Concepts, Practices and Outcomes, Sergio Luiz Cruz Aguilar 9. Security Governance with Human Rights Non-Compliant Actors: Who is Responsible for Metagovernance Failure? Hazuki Sasaki Part IV: Issues and Responses to Global Risks and Threats 10. Popularity, Public Health and Security: The Convoluted Conundrum of Brazil's COVID-19 Response, Yasmin Calmet and Tiago Tasca 11. The Development of IAEA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Multilateralization and Its Implication to the NPT Regime, Yea Jen Tseng 12. The Effectiveness of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones: Exploring the Latin American Case, Cristina Valeria Puga Alvarez 13. Securitization of Risks: Conclusion and Ways Forward, Rosalie Arcala Hall and Radomir Compel
Radomir Compel is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Global School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nagasaki University. He authored Nagai Shusen [Long End of WWII] (2020), edited and co-authored books including The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity (2019), Guns and Roses: Comparative Civil-Military Relations in the Changing Security Environment (2019), and published articles in Japanese and English on Okinawa, Japan, East Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the sea. He obtained PhD from Yokohama National University, and taught at Hosei University, Yokohama National University, Nihon University and other institutions in Japan, and University of Oulu in Finland.
Rosalie Arcala Hall is Full Professor of Political Science and Scientist I at the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines. She completed her PhD in International and Public Affairs (2002) at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship. She was co-editor and contributor to Water Policy in the Philippines: Issues, Initiatives and Prospect (2018), and published articles in the Philippine Political Science Journal, Asian Security, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis and Asia Pacific Social Science Review on civil-military relations, rebel and female integration in the army, and local security arrangements in conflict zones. She held visiting researcher appointments at Meiji University (Japan), University of Innsbruck (Austria), Loyola University (Chicago, USA), and Australian National University. Currently, she is a member of the Philippine Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee on Political Science, and President of the Philippine Political Science Association.
"As we enter the era of globalized risk, this book couldn’t be more timely. It provides novel ways of thinking about risk in the realm of Security Studies, and in our daily lives."---Prof. Yuko Kasuya, Vice President of IPSA (International Political Science Association) and Professor of Political Science, Keio University, Japan
"Living amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising wave of xenophobic populisms, and terror of globalized conflicts, we all have a personal experience of how different kinds of risks are penetrating our daily lives. This book provides a rationale different from safety sciences, and argues that security risks are far more contingent and interactive, and need complex and rarely satisfactory solutions."---Prof. Hüseyin Bağcı, President of Turkish Foreign Policy Institute and Professor of International Relations and International Security, Middle East Technical University, Turkey