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Researching Non-state Actors in International Security: Theory and Practice

Researching Non-state Actors in International Security: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Andreas Kruck, Andrea Schneiker
January 23, 2019

This volume provides researchers and students with a discussion of a broad range of methods and their practical application to the study of non-state actors in international security. All researchers face the same challenge, not only must they identify a suitable method for analysing their research...

US Domestic and International Regimes of Security: Pacifying the Globe, Securing the Homeland

US Domestic and International Regimes of Security: Pacifying the Globe, Securing the Homeland

1st Edition

Markus Kienscherf
May 25, 2017

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...

(In)Security and the Production of International Relations: The Politics of Securitisation in Europe

(In)Security and the Production of International Relations: The Politics of Securitisation in Europe

1st Edition

Jonas Hagmann
October 11, 2016

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?...

Securing Health: HIV and the Limits of Securitization

Securing Health: HIV and the Limits of Securitization

1st Edition

Suzanne Hindmarch
April 29, 2016

This book offers a critical inquiry into the framing of health and disease as a security issue. 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 comes to...

Ethical Security Studies: A New Research Agenda

Ethical Security Studies: A New Research Agenda

1st Edition

Jonna Nyman, Anthony Burke
March 01, 2016

 At a time of grave ethical failure in global security affairs, this is the first book to bring together emerging theoretical debates on ethics and ethical reasoning within security studies. In this volume, working from a diverse range of perspectives—poststructuralism, liberalism, feminism,...

Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: 'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: 'Caring' for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

1st Edition

Volha Piotukh
April 15, 2015

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...

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

1st Edition

Nora McKeon
January 19, 2015

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...

Ethics and Global Security: A cosmopolitan approach

Ethics and Global Security: A cosmopolitan approach

1st Edition

Anthony Burke, Katrina Lee-Koo, Matt McDonald
July 08, 2014

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,...

Human Security as Statecraft: Structural Conditions, Articulations and Unintended Consequences

Human Security as Statecraft: Structural Conditions, Articulations and Unintended Consequences

1st Edition

Nik Hynek
October 29, 2013

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...

Securitization and the Iraq War: The rules of engagement in world politics

Securitization and the Iraq War: The rules of engagement in world politics

1st Edition

Faye Donnelly
August 09, 2013

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...

Reimagining War in the 21st Century: From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare

Reimagining War in the 21st Century: From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare

1st Edition

Manabrata Guha
July 29, 2013

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...

Critique, Security and Power: The Political Limits to Emancipatory Approaches

Critique, Security and Power: The Political Limits to Emancipatory Approaches

1st Edition

Tara McCormack
May 31, 2013

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'...

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