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The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies





ISBN 9780415539333
Published October 8, 2012 by Routledge
328 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

 
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This Handbook gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research by a group of leading international scholars relating to recent transformations in the field of security studies.

In today’s globalized setting, the challenge of maintaining security is no longer limited to the traditional foreign-policy and military tools of the nation-state, and we face a wide range of security threats. Since the late 1980s, a flurry of research and scholarship has brought forth a new range of theoretical positions and methodologies for studying security, focusing on issues such as information technology, biological and chemical warfare, resource conflicts, pandemics, mass migrations, transnational terrorism, and environmental dangers. This Handbook represents a critical stock-taking of the evolution of security studies, a reflection on the new security thinking, and a critical review of its premises and ambitions, its politics, and its continuities and discontinuities with what remains of the Cold War security studies tradition.
 
The contributors discuss and evaluate the critical shifts in security studies along four key axes:
• Part I: New Security Concepts
• Part II: New Security Subjects
• Part III: New Security Objects
• Part IV: New Security Practices


Offering a comprehensive theoretical and empirical overview of this evolving field, this book is now available in paperback and will be essential reading for all students of critical security studies, human security, international/global security, political theory and IR in general

J. Peter Burgess is Research Professor at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, where he leads the Security Programme and edits the interdisciplinary journal Security Dialogue. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), and Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Brussels.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction J. Peter Burgess  Part 1: New Security Concepts  2. Civilizational Security Brett Bowden  3. Risk Oliver Kessler  4. Small Arms Keith Krause  5. Critical Human Security Taylor Owen  6. Critical Geopolitics Simon Dalby  Part 2: New Security Subjects  7. Biopolitics Michael Dillon  8. Gendered Security Laura Shepherd  9. Identity Security Pinar Bilgin  10. Security as Ethics Anthony Burke  11. Financial Security Marieke de Goede  12. International Law and Security Kristin B. Sandvik  Part 3: New Security Objects  13. Environmental Security Jon Barnett  14. Food Security Rachel Slater and Steve Wiggins  15. Energy Security Roland Dannreuther  16. Cyber Security Myriam Dunn Cavelty  17. Pandemic Security Stephan Elbe  18. Biosecurity Frida Kuhlau and John Hart  Part 4: New Security Practices  19. Surveillance Mark Salter  20. Urban Insecurity David Murakami Wood  21. Privatization of Security Anna Leander  22. Migration William Walters  23. Security Technologies Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet and Julien Jeandesboz  24.  Designing Security Cynthia Weber and Mark Lacy  25. New Mobile Crime Monica den Boer

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Biography

J. Peter Burgess is Research Professor at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, where he leads the Security Programme and edits the interdisciplinary journal Security Dialogue. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU), and Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Brussels.

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'..all will find it a good resource for current assessments of their particular subfields. Recommended for college libraries, collections supporting security studies programs, and larger public library systems.' CHOICE