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Security Studies Today

ISBN: 978-0-7456-1773-2
240 pages
January 2000, Polity
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This is the first book to examine the range of thinking about security that has emerged in the academic literature over the past fifteen years.
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Introduction.

1. International Relations and Security Studies.

2. Traditional Views of Security in International Politics.

3. Peace Studies.

4. The Impact of Gender on Security.

5. The Post-Positivist Turn.

6. Non-Traditional Security Threats: The Environment as a Security Issue.

7. Non-Traditional Threats to Security: Economics, Crime and Migration.

8. Conclusion: Security and Security Studies.

Notes.

Index.
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Terry Terriff is a Senior Lecturer in International Security in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Stuart Croft is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham.

Lucy James is Lecturer in the Centre for International Politics at the University of Manchester and Patrick Morgan is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
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* An exciting new introductory textbook that clearly lays out and explores both traditional and non-traditional approaches to security studies.
* completely right up-to-date in its discussion of all the major new developments within security studies.
* Accessibly written and suitable to readers with no previous knowledge of the area.
* All the authors are well-known and widely published within the field.
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'A most rigorous and systematic introduction to the contemporary debates in the field of international security studies. It is eminently readable and accessible for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.' Tony McGrew, Southampton University

Security Studies Today offers a rich comprehensive discussion of post-Cold War security agendas: it presents a variety of theoretical traditions form realism to feminism as well as outlining some new security issues. The book us unique in its recognition of a wide spectrum of theoretical approaches from conventional to post-positivist. Going well beyond realism’s focus on the security of the state, Security Studies Today is an important text for students seeking to understand the multiple security challenges facing individuals and their environment at the beginning of the twenty-first century.’ -- Judith Ann Tickner, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

‘A most rigorous and systemic introduction to the contemporary debates in the field of international security studies. It is eminently readable and accessible for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. It delivers a balanced and careful analysis of contemporary approaches to security but does so in a manner which conveys a real sense of the on-going renaissance in the academic study of security.’ -- Anthony McGrew, Professor of International Relations, University of Southampton<!--end-->

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