17Featured Textbooks

  • Strategy and Politics book cover

    Strategy and Politics

    By Colin S. Gray

    This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge

  • Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction book cover

    Chinese Foreign Policy

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Marc Lanteigne

    This updated and expanded 3rd edition of Chinese Foreign Policy seeks to explain the processes, actors and current history behind China’s international relations, as well as offering an in-depth look at the key areas of China’s modern global relations. Among the key issues are: The expansion of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • International Peacebuilding: An introduction book cover

    International Peacebuilding

    An introduction

    By Alpaslan Ozerdem, SungYong Lee

    International Peacebuilding offers a concise, practical and accessible introduction to the growing field of peacebuilding for students and practitioners. This new textbook comprises three parts, each dealing with a key aspect of peacebuilding: Part I defines the core concepts and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • International Security Studies: Theory and Practice book cover

    International Security Studies

    Theory and Practice

    By Peter Hough, Shahin Malik, Andrew Moran, Bruce Pilbeam

    This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject of security studies, with a strong emphasis on the use of case studies. In addition to presenting the major theoretical perspectives, the book examines a range of important and controversial topics…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge

  • Conflict, Security and Development: An Introduction book cover

    Conflict, Security and Development

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Danielle Beswick, Paul Jackson

    This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. This 2nd edition is revised and updated to take account of changes that have occurred in both policy and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06
    Routledge

  • Critical Security Studies: An Introduction book cover

    Critical Security Studies

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Columba Peoples, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    Critical Security Studies introduces students to the sub-field through a detailed yet accessible survey of evolving approaches and key issues. This new edition contains two new chapters and has been fully revised and updated. Written in an accessible and clear manner, Critical Security Studies:…

    Paperback – 2014-07-28
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Military Theory: The dynamics of war book cover

    Contemporary Military Theory

    The dynamics of war

    By Jan Angstrom, J.J. Widen

    The book aims to provide the reader with a state-of-the-art introduction to classic and modern military theory. The text accounts for the most important theories within the field by developing and analyzing these theories, as well as problematizing both their normative and explanatory aims. While…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Terrorism book cover

    The Psychology of Terrorism

    2nd Edition

    By John G. Horgan

    This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    Routledge
    Political Violence

  • Understanding Land Warfare book cover

    Understanding Land Warfare

    By Christopher Tuck

    Understanding Land Warfare provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with modern land warfare. The book is a thematic, debate-driven analysis of what makes land warfare unique; how it interacts with the other environments; the key concepts that shape…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • Understanding Naval Warfare book cover

    Understanding Naval Warfare

    By Ian Speller

    This new textbook offers the reader an accessible introduction to the study of modern naval warfare, providing a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues, debates and relevant history. Navies operate in an environment that most people do not understand and that many avoid. They are…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge

  • Strategic Studies: A Reader book cover

    Strategic Studies

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Mahnken, Joseph A. Maiolo

    The second edition of Strategic Studies: A Reader brings together key essays on strategic theory by some of the leading contributors to the field. This revised volume contains several new essays and updated introductions to each section. The volume comprises hard-to-find classics in the field as…

    Paperback – 2014-01-20
    Routledge

  • Environmental Security: An Introduction book cover

    Environmental Security

    An Introduction

    By Peter Hough

    This student-friendly textbook offers a survey of the competing conceptions and applications of the increasingly prominent notion of environmental security. The book is divided into three sections. In the first, the key theoretical and practical arguments for and against bringing together…

    Paperback – 2014-01-13
    Routledge

  • Understanding International Diplomacy: Theory, Practice and Ethics book cover

    Understanding International Diplomacy

    Theory, Practice and Ethics

    By Corneliu Bjola, Markus Kornprobst

    This book provides a comprehensive new introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. The text summarises and discusses the major trends in the field of diplomacy, developing an innovative analytical toolbox for understanding diplomacy not as a collection…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24
    Routledge

  • Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Seapower

    A Guide for the Twenty-First Century, 3rd Edition

    By Geoffrey Till

    This is the third, revised and fully updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the…

    Paperback – 2013-02-13
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Critical Approaches to Security: An Introduction to Theories and Methods book cover

    Critical Approaches to Security

    An Introduction to Theories and Methods

    Edited by Laura J. Shepherd

    Focusing on critical approaches to security, this new textbook offers readers both an overview of the key theoretical perspectives and a variety of methodological techniques.  With a careful explication of core concepts in each chapter and an introduction that traces the…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13
    Routledge

  • Critical Terrorism Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods book cover

    Critical Terrorism Studies

    An Introduction to Research Methods

    By Jacob L. Stump, Priya Dixit

    This book is an introduction to critical approaches to terrorism studies. While there is a growing body of Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) literature devoted to empirical examples and conceptual development, very little has been written about how to systematically carry out this kind of research.…

    Paperback – 2012-11-29
    Routledge

  • Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction book cover

    Research Methods in Critical Security Studies

    An Introduction

    Edited by Mark B. Salter, Can E. Mutlu

    This new textbook surveys new and emergent methods for doing research in critical security studies, thereby filling a large gap in the literature of this emerging field. New or critical security studies is growing as a field, but still lacks a clear methodology; the diverse range of the main foci…

    Paperback – 2012-10-22
    Routledge