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Routledge Global Security Studies


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Global Security Studies is a series for cutting-edge monographs and books on international security. It emphasizes cutting-edge scholarship on the forces reshaping global security and the dilemmas facing decision-makers the world over. The series stresses security issues relevant in many countries and regions, accessible to broad professional and academic audiences as well as to students, and enduring through explicit theoretical foundations.

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Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders: Managing Regional Security in World Politics

Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders: Managing Regional Security in World Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ariel Gonzalez Levaggi
August 12, 2019

This book explains cooperative and confrontational regional orders in the post-Cold War era. Applying a push-and-pull framework to the evolution of regional orders, the book’s theoretical section compares regional dynamics and studies the transformation and authority of governing arrangements among...

Nuclear Disarmament: A Critical Assessment

Nuclear Disarmament: A Critical Assessment

1st Edition

Bård Nikolas Vik Steen, Olav Njølstad
March 14, 2019

This volume, Nuclear Disarmament, provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward. Comprising essays by leading scholars on nuclear disarmament, the book highlights arguments in favour and against a world without nuclear weapons (global...

North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order: A Comparative Perspective

North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Patrick McEachern, Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern
January 03, 2019

This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have...

Nuclear Command and Control Norms: A Comparative Study

Nuclear Command and Control Norms: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

Salma Shaheen
October 09, 2018

This book offers a new analytical framework for studying nuclear command and control (C2), based on a comparative study of four nuclear weapons states (NWS). The subject of nuclear operations management has long been shrouded in secrecy, and whilst the importance of nuclear C2 cannot be disputed,...

Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft

Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft

1st Edition

Mikael Wigell, Sören Scholvin, Mika Aaltola
July 26, 2018

Starting from the key concept of geo-economics, this book investigates the new power politics and argues that the changing structural features of the contemporary international system are recasting the strategic imperatives of foreign policy practice. States increasingly practice power politics by...

US National Security Reform: Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947

US National Security Reform: Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947

1st Edition

Heidi B. Demarest, Erica D. Borghard
July 04, 2018

This collection of essays considers the evolution of American institutions and processes for forming and implementing US national security policy, and offers diverse policy prescriptions for reform to confront an evolving and uncertain security environment. Twelve renowned scholars and...

US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case For Restraint

US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century: The Case For Restraint

1st Edition

A. Trevor Thrall, Benjamin H. Friedman
February 12, 2018

This book challenges the dominant strategic culture and makes the case for restraint in US grand strategy in the 21st century. Grand strategy, meaning a state’s theory about how it can achieve national security for itself, is elusive. That is particularly true in the United States, where the...

Stable Nuclear Zero: The Vision and its Implications for Disarmament Policy

Stable Nuclear Zero: The Vision and its Implications for Disarmament Policy

1st Edition

Sverre Lodgaard
January 24, 2018

This volume examines the conditions necessary for a stable nuclear-weapons-free world and the implications for nuclear disarmament policy. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a road map to nuclear zero, but it is a rudimentary one and it says nothing about the kind of zero to aim for....

Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Posture: Causes and Consequences for the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Posture: Causes and Consequences for the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

1st Edition

Neil Narang, Erik Gartzke, Matthew Kroenig
June 30, 2017

This volume examines the causes and consequences of nuclear postures and nonproliferation policies. The real-world importance of nuclear weapons has led to the production of a voluminous scholarly literature on the causes and consequences of nuclear weapons proliferation. Missing from this...

Nuclear Terrorism: Countering the Threat

Nuclear Terrorism: Countering the Threat

1st Edition

Brecht Volders, Tom Sauer
June 16, 2017

This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. While the international community has made important progress in securing fissile...

Global Nuclear Disarmament: Strategic, Political, and Regional Perspectives

Global Nuclear Disarmament: Strategic, Political, and Regional Perspectives

1st Edition

Nik Hynek, Michal Smetana
May 25, 2017

This book examines the issue of nuclear disarmament in different strategic, political, and regional contexts. This volume seeks to provide a rich theoretical and practical insight to one of the major topics in the field of international security: global abolishment of nuclear weapons. Renewed calls...

International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew

International Relations Theory and European Security: We Thought We Knew

1st Edition

Lorenzo Cladi, Andrea Locatelli
February 27, 2017

This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of...

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