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Transformations of Security Studies
Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline

ISBN 9781138733862
Published February 7, 2017 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers a broad overview of the many strands of contemporary security studies and a path towards a dialogue about the theoretical, empirical, and methodological identity of this important research field.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Dialogues on Security, Christopher Daase, Julian Junk and Gabi Schlag

Part I: Paradigmatic Approaches to Security – Then and Now

2. Realism: Not Expanding, But Still Evolving, Charles L. Glaser

3. Is the Crisis of Security Institutions a Crisis of Institutionalist Theory?, Caroline Fehl

4. Is There Life Beyond Language? Discourses of Security, Karin Fierke

5. Cultures of Security: Explaining Extended Security, Christopher Daase

6. Security as Ethics, Peter J. Burgess

Part II: The Subject of Security – Widening and Deepening the Concept of Security

7. Power politics revisited: Are realist theories really at odds with the new security threats?, Carlo Masala

8. Democratic Distinctiveness and the New Security Agenda, Wolfgang Wagner and Anna Geis

9. Securing the Environment: From Defense to Resilience, Angela Oels and Chris Methmann

10. Financial Security, Nina Boy

Part III: Methodologies of Security – Approaching the Limits of Security Analysis

11. ‘Strong Objectivity’ in Security Studies: Ethnographic Contributions to Method Development, Anna Leander

12. Imaging Security: A Visual Methodology for Security Studies, Gabi Schlag

13. Opportunities and Challenges of Quantifying Security, Hårvard Hegre and Idunn Kristiansen

14. Analyzing Hybrids. Actor-Network-Theory and Method Combinations in Security Studies, Valentin Rauer and Julian Junk

15. Conclusion: A Dialogue on Security, Gabi Schlag, Julian Junk and Christopher Daase

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Gabi Schlag is Teaching Associate and Research Fellow at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, and holds a PhD from the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Julian Junk is a Researcher at both the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Christopher Daase is Professor of International Organization at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and co-editor of Rethinking Security Governance: The problem of unintended consequences (Routledge, 2010, co-edited with Cornelius Friesendorf).