Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • Securing Health

    HIV and the Limits of Securitization

    By Suzanne Hindmarch

    This book is a critical inquiry into the framing of health and disease in security terms. In particular, the book examines what happens in the United Nations when the ostensibly ‘low’ politics of global health meet the ‘high’ politics of security, and when the logic of security…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Ethical Security Studies

    A new research agenda

    Edited by Jonna Nyman, Anthony Burke

    This edited volume addresses the potential for ethical visions of security and what such visions might look like. The key contribution of this book is in bringing together the emerging theoretical discussions on ethics and ethical reasoning within security studies to speak to this common…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism

    'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

    By Volha Piotukh

    This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with ‘new humanitarianism in general, as well as…

    Hardback – 2015-04-15
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  • Food Security Governance

    Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

    By Nora McKeon

    This book fills a gap in the literature by setting food security in the context of evolving global food governance. Today’s food system generates hunger alongside of food waste, burgeoning health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Applying food system analysis to review how the…

    Paperback – 2015-01-19
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  • (In)Security and the Production of International Relations

    The Politics of Securitisation in Europe

    By Jonas Hagmann

    This book provides a framework for analysing the interplay between securitisation and foreign affairs, reconnecting critical security studies with traditional IR concerns about interstate relations. What happens to foreign policymaking when actors, things or processes are presented as threats?…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08
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  • Ethics and Global Security

    A cosmopolitan approach

    By Anthony Burke, Katrina Lee-Koo, Matt McDonald

    This book will be the first systematic examination of the role that ethics plays in international security in both theory and practice, and offers the reader a concrete ethics for global security. Questions of morality and ethics have long been central to global security, from the death camps,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-08
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  • Human Security as Statecraft

    Structural Conditions, Articulations and Unintended Consequences

    By Nik Hynek

    This book critically investigates the discourses and practices of human security and aims to delve below the stereotypical imageries representing them.    Drawing on Foucault and Deleuze, the author approaches human security from a new perspective, with the aim of ascertaining what has…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • Securitization and the Iraq War

    The rules of engagement in world politics

    By Faye Donnelly

    This book critiques the conceptualization of security found in mainstream and critical theoretical debates, and applies this to the empirical case of the 2003 Iraq War. The Iraq War represents one of the most puzzling, complex, and controversial events in the post-Cold War era. The manner in which…

    Hardback – 2013-08-09
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  • Reimagining War in the 21st Century

    From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare

    By Manabrata Guha

    This book interrogates the philosophical backdrop of Clausewitzian notions of war, and asks whether modern, network-centric militaries can still be said to serve the 'political'. In light of the emerging theories and doctrines of Network-Centric War (NCW), this book traces the philosophical…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29
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  • Critique, Security and Power

    The Political Limits to Emancipatory Approaches

    By Tara McCormack

    This book aims to engage with contemporary security discourses from a critical perspective. It argues that rather than being a radical, analytical outlook, much critical security theory fails to fulfil its promise to pose a challenge to contemporary power relations. In general, 'critical security'…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
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  • The Struggle for the West

    A Divided and Contested Legacy

    Edited by Christopher Browning, Marko Lehti

    In recent years debates about the nature and future of the West have been high on the political agenda. Prognoses of the West’s imminent demise have been countered by those arguing for its continued relevance, or those arguing that while the West will survive its nature, and the balance of power…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
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  • US Domestic and International Regimes of Security

    Pacifying the Globe, Securing the Homeland

    By Markus Kienscherf

    This book maps the increasing convergence of US domestic and international security regimes, analyzing the trend towards global pacification in the name of 'security'. The dream of liberal world peace after the Cold War is on the verge of collapsing into permanent global pacification – not only in…

    Hardback – 2012-10-16
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  • Gender, Human Security and the United Nations

    Security Language as a Political Framework for Women

    By Natalie Florea Hudson

    This book examines the relationship between women, gender and the international security agenda, exploring the meaning of security in terms of discourse and practice, as well as the larger goals and strategies of the global women's movement. Today, many complex global problems are being located…

    Paperback – 2012-05-17
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  • Securing Outer Space

    International Relations Theory and the Politics of Space

    Edited by Natalie Bormann, Michael Sheehan

    The challenges that space poses for political theory are profound. Yet until now, the exploration and utilization of space has generally reflected – but not challenged – the political patterns and impulses which characterized twentieth-century politics and International Relations. This edited…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • The New Spatiality of Security

    Operational Uncertainty and the US Military in Iraq

    By Caroline M. Croser

    This book provides a rigorous critical analysis of how the US military operates in Iraq, exploring the spatial practices of violence. Contemporary critical analyses of the United States’ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan emphasise the hegemonic nature of the US military experience, while…

    Hardback – 2010-09-02
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  • Gender and International Security

    Feminist Perspectives

    Edited by Laura Sjoberg

    This book defines the relationship between gender and international security, analyzing and critiquing international security theory and practice from a gendered perspective. Gender issues have an important place in the international security landscape, but have been neglected both in the theory…

    Paperback – 2009-10-08
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