Focusing on contemporary challenges, this major new Handbook offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies.
The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past twenty years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International Relations. It now encompasses issues ranging from pandemics and environmental degradation to more traditional concerns about direct violence, such as those posed by international terrorism and inter-state armed conflict. A comprehensive volume, comprising articles by both established and up-and-coming scholars, the Handbook of Security Studies identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate today.
This Handbook is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and the future of the field. It will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Security Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and International Relations.
'Overall, this is the best available introduction to the field for graduate students, academics, and practitioners. Highly Recommended.’ CHOICE
Part 1: Theoretical Approaches to Security and Different 'Securities' 1. Realism and Security Studies 2. Liberalism 3. The English School and International Security 4. Critical Security Studies 5.Constructivism and Securitization Studies 6. Poststructuralism, Continental Philosophy, and the Remaking of Security Studies 7. Feminist Security Studies 8. National Security, Culture, and Identity 9. Societal Security 10. Human Security and Diplomacy Part 2: Contemporary Security Challenges 11. Terrorism 12. Weapons of Mass Destruction 13. Organised Crime, Drug Trafficking, and Trafficking in Women 14. State Failure and State Building 15. Migration and Security 16. Cyberthreats 17. Old and New Wars 18. The Privatization of International Security 19.Energy Security 20. Resources, the Environment and Conflict 21. Emerging Dangers of Biological Weapons 22. Security and Health in the 21st Century Part 3: Regional Security Challenges 23. China's Rise: Intentions, Power, and Evidence 24. The Korean Peninsula: On the Brink? 25. Indian Security Policy 26. Pakistan’s Security Predicament: Religion, Economics, or Geopolitics? 27. Afghanistan: A State in Crisis 28. The Middle East as a Crisis Region 29. Iran’s Nuclear Challenge 30. Intervention in Iraq: Regime Change and the Dialectics of State-Building 31. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 32. Russia’s Revival 33. The Western Balkans: On the Path to Stability Part 4: Confronting Security Challenges 34. The European Union: From Security Community towards Security Actor 35. Alliances 36. Deterrence 37. Coercive Diplomacy: Scope and Limits, Theory and Policy 38. Peace Operations 39. Humanitarian Intervention 40. Global Governance 41. The Study of Crisis Management