Modern Security Studies

Modern Security Studies

This series fills a known gap in modern security studies literature by pursuing a curated, forward-looking editorial approach on looming and evergreen security challenges. Short and long form works will be considered with an eye towards developing content that is widely suitable for instruction and research alike. Works adhere around the series’ four main categories: Controversies, Cases, Trends and Primers. We invite proposals that pay particular attention to controversies in international security, notably those that have resulted in newly exposed and poorly defined risks to non-state legitimacy, international or state capacities to act, and shifts in global governance. Case studies should examine recent historical events and security-related actions that have altered present day understanding or political calculations. Trends will need to detail future yet tangible concerns in a 5-10 year timeframe. Authors are also invited to submit proposals to our primers category for short form works on key topics that are referenced and taught throughout security studies.

  • NATO’s Democratic Retrenchment

    Hegemony after the Return of History, 1st Edition

    By Henrik Larsen

    Exploring NATO’s post-Cold War determination to support democracy abroad, this book addresses the alliance’s adaptation to the new illiberal backlashes in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Afghanistan after the alleged ‘return of history’. The book addresses the question of what has driven…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge
    Modern Security Studies

  • Verifying Nuclear Disarmament

    1st Edition

    By Thomas E Shea

    Fifty years into the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) regime, the risks of nuclear war, terrorism, and the threat of further proliferation remain. A lack of significant progress towards disarmament will cast doubt upon the viability of the NPT. By recognizing that certain fissile materials…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge
    Modern Security Studies