Transformations of Security Studies: Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Transformations of Security Studies

Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline, 1st Edition

Edited by Gabi Schlag, Julian Junk, Christopher Daase


250 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138733862
pub: 2017-02-07
SAVE ~$11.99
Hardback: 9781138899490
pub: 2015-11-05
SAVE ~$34.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315707839
pub: 2015-10-30
from $29.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars to engage in a dialogue on key developments in the study of security.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, empirical and methodological developments within security studies, whose political and societal importance has grown significantly in recent years. By bringing together scholars who hold differing perspectives on security, this volume provides insights into a variety of approaches and their newest developments, including ‘mainstream’ as well as heterodox perspectives on security. Thus, it aims to build bridges of communication between different ‘camps’ by initiating a dialogue on the identity and diversity of security studies. It does so in three parts: The first part of the book includes paradigmatic approaches to security that are closely connected to major debates in International Relations such as realism, institutionalism, constructivism as well as approaches to the culture, ethics of security and critical security studies. The second part places emphasis on the broadening and deepening of the concept of security in recent decades. It discusses key empirical frontiers including the continued centrality of the state, the link between democracy and security, environmental security as well as financial security. The third part of the book presents various methodological approaches to the question of security and peace. It provides an overview of new approaches such as the visual turn, quantifying security and method combinations.

This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, international relations and research methods.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Transformations of Security and Security Studies, Gabi Schlag, Julian Junk and Christopher Daase PART I: Paradigmatic Approaches to Security 1. Realism: Not Expanding, But Still Evolving, Charles L. Glaser 2. Is the Crisis of Security Institutions a Crisis of Institutional Theory?, Caroline Fehl 3. Is there Life Beyond Language? Discourses of Security, K.M. Fierke 4. On Paradox and Pathologies: A Cultural Approach to Security, Christopher Daase 5. An Ethics of Security, J. Peter Burgess PART II: Subjects of Security 6. Power Politics Revisited: Are Realist Theories Really at Odds with the New Security Threats?, Carlo Masala 7. Democratic Distinctiveness and the New Security Agenda, Anna Geis, Wolfgang Wagner 8. Securing the Environment: From Defense to Resilience, Chris Methmann and Angela Oels 9. Financial Security, Nina Boy PART III: Methodologies of Studying Security10. Imaging Security: A Visual Methodology for Security Studies, Gabi Schlag 11. Global, State, and Idividual Security in Quantitative Conflict Research, Håvard Hegre, Idunn Kristiansen 12. Combining Methods: Connections and Zooms in Analysing Hybrids, Julian Junk and Valentin Rauer 13. A Dialogue on the Identity and Diversity of Security Studies: A Conclusion of the Volume, Julian Junk, Gabi Schlag and Christopher Daase

About the Editors

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).

About the Series

PRIO New Security Studies

The aim of this book series is to gather state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research into a core set of volumes that respond vigorously and dynamically to  new challenges to security studies scholarship. This series is now being published under the title Routledge New Security Studies.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General