Critical Reflections on Security and Change

Critical Reflections on Security and Change

by Stuart Croft
     
 

This group of studies first appeared as a special issue of , v.20, no.3, December 1999 (Frank Cass). Ten contributions from (mostly) political scientists in the UK and the US consider the recent history, present circumstances, and near future with regard to security studies. They discuss such topics as liberal and realist theories, the end of the Cold War, nuclear… See more details below

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This group of studies first appeared as a special issue of , v.20, no.3, December 1999 (Frank Cass). Ten contributions from (mostly) political scientists in the UK and the US consider the recent history, present circumstances, and near future with regard to security studies. They discuss such topics as liberal and realist theories, the end of the Cold War, nuclear proliferation, and current approaches of policymakers and analysts (which, they conclude, need revision). Croft and Terrif are affiliated with the University of Birmingham, UK. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714649931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Contemporary Security Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Notes on Contributorsxiii
'Change and Insecurity' Reconsidered1
Security Studies for the Next Millennium: Quo Vadis?18
Liberalist and Realist Security Studies at 2000: Two Decades of Progress?39
The Increasing Insecurity of Security Studies: Conceptualizing Security in the Last Twenty Years72
Strategic Implications of the End of the Cold War102
International Peace and Security at a Multilateral Moment: What We Seem to Know, What We Don't, and Why116
Spectator Sport Warfare142
Watersheds in Perception and Knowledge166
Nuclear Proliferation: The Evolving Policy Debate198
Change, Security and Surprise231
Abstracts247
Index251

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