1st Edition

Transformations of Security Studies Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline

Edited By Julian Junk, Christopher Daase, Gabi Schlag Copyright 2016
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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).