Contemporary Security and Strategy

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This text brings together a range of specially-commissioned chapters to provide an accessible introduction to Security Studies in the 21st century. The third edition has been expanded to cover non-military challenges to security, and includes new learning aids.

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Overview

This text brings together a range of specially-commissioned chapters to provide an accessible introduction to Security Studies in the 21st century. The third edition has been expanded to cover non-military challenges to security, and includes new learning aids.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An outstanding book, written by distinguished scholars, that provides a comprehensive picture of security and strategy in our time. It stands out from other texts [by having a] better balancing theoretical insights and empirical investigations, and in bringing out so clearly the core debates and dilemmas that define security and international order in the 21st century." - Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC

"For university students trying to make sense of a rapidly changing international security environment, the importance of good conceptually-driven texts has never been greater. Artfully crafted, the third edition of Contemporary Security and Strategy deftly combines international relations theory with critical thinking and 'real world' substantive issues. Expanded coverage of the environment, human security, and the ever widening implications of the global arms trade are welcome additions." - Douglas A. Borer, Naval Postgraduate School, California

'An outstanding book, written by distinguished scholars, that provides a comprehensive picture of security and strategy in our time. It stands out from other texts in better balancing theoretical insights and empirical investigations, and in bringing out so clearly the core debates and dilemmas that define security and international order in the 21st century.' - Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC

Reviews of the 1st edition:

"[A] good set of essays that can be used for both graduate and undergraduate courses in security studies... It will be an important resource for scholars and advanced students of military security. It provides a structured and balanced overview, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It should be a 'must buy' for security studies courses." - Malcolm Chalmers, International Affairs

"... the papers are of a uniformly high standard, written with admirable clarity, and they provide a useful introduction to the topics that are addressed." - Duncan Bell, Millennium

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230241503
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition,Revised Edition,3rd edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

CRAIG A. SNYDER Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, Australia. His research interests focus around the construction of regional security patterns in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

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Table of Contents

Contemporary Security and Strategy
Realism and Security Studies
Beyond Strategy: Critical Thinking on the New Security Studies
Environmental Security
Human Security
Security Implications of the Arms Trade
The Causes of War
Military Strategy and the New World Order
The Transformation of War
Nuclear Strategy
Challenges and Opportunities for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
Terrorism and Insurgency
Intervention: The Utility of Force in International Politics
Great Powers and the International System: Between Unilateralism and Multilateralism
Regional Security and Regional Conflict

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