Global Security Governance: Competing perceptions of security in the 21st century / Edition 1

Global Security Governance: Competing perceptions of security in the 21st century / Edition 1

by Emil J. Kirchner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415391628

ISBN-13: 9780415391627

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book demarcates the barriers and pathways to major power security cooperation and provides an empirical analysis of threat perception among the world's major powers.

Divided into three parts, Emil Kirchner and James Sperling use a common analytical framework for the changing security agenda in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation,

Overview

This book demarcates the barriers and pathways to major power security cooperation and provides an empirical analysis of threat perception among the world's major powers.

Divided into three parts, Emil Kirchner and James Sperling use a common analytical framework for the changing security agenda in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the
EU. Each chapter features:

  • an examination of national 'exceptionalism' that accounts for foreign and security policy idiosyncrasies
  • definitions of the range of threats preoccupying the government, foreign policy elites and the public
  • assessments of the institutional and instrumental preferences shaping national security policies
  • investigations on the allocation of resources between the various categories of security expenditure
  • details on the elements of the national security culture and its consequences for security cooperation.

Global Security Governance combines a coherent theoretical framework with strong comparative case studies, making it ideal reading for all students of security studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415391627
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Regional and Global Security: Changing Threats and Institutional Responses Part 1: Europe 2. France: Between Exceptionalism and Orthodoxy 3. Germany: From a Reluctant Power to a Constructive Power? 4. Italy: New Ambitions and Old Deficiencies 5. United Kingdom: Punching above its Weight 6. European Union: The European Security Strategy versus National Preferences Part 2: North America 7. Canada: Taking Security Seriously after 11 September? 8. United States: The Unrelenting Search for an Existential Threat in the Twenty-First Century Part 3: Eurasia 9. China: Security Cooperation with Reservations 10. Japan: Recasting the Post-War Security Consensus 11. Russia: Struggling for Dignity Conclusion 12. Regional or Global Security Cooperation? The Vertices of Conflict and Interstices of Cooperation

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