Introduction: Dictionary of International Security
Dictionary of International Security: Entries A-Z
Political Studies Review
"Where this book is strong is on the concepts underlying international security concerns, particularly as viewed through the national security or military prism. This is Robinson's background and specialism and it is here that he excels."
"Here is a great reference volume that puts authoritative and clearly written definitions for a wide array of terms in the international security studies field readily into the hands of graduate and undergraduate students. This dictionary will be an invaluable tool for navigating the most important conceptual landmarks in the international security studies literature."
Richard L. Russell, Georgetown University and National Defense University
"Writings on international security tend to be dense, not merely with one set of specialist terms, but with many. As one reads about this topic, one encounters scholarly concepts, diplomatic euphemisms, journalistic catch-phrases and the acronym-laden language of contemporary armed forces. Robinson's comprehensive and highly informative dictionary explains these various terminologies in plain English, providing an invaluable guide to works on the subject of international security and alerting even the most experienced readers to the full meanings of terms in this field."
Thomas M. Kane, University of Hull
- the first dictionary to provide students with a handy reference guide to the field of international security
- includes over 200 entries on a wide range of concepts, issues, treaties and institutions from absolute war to weapons of mass destruction
- opens with an broad introductory chapter, which lays out the contested and evolving meaning of security in the contemporary world
- includes carefully selected further reading suggestions and websites with each entry.