Global Security in the Twenty-first Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace [NOOK Book]

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This thoroughly updated edition of Global Security in the Twenty-first Century offers a balanced introduction to contemporary security dilemmas in the world. Sean Kay assesses the impact of the global economic crisis on international security and considers how the range of thinking about power and peace has evolved in relation to major flashpoints including in the Middle East, Asia, and Eurasia. Kay focuses especially on the implications of the election of Barack Obama and the changing role of the United States ...
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Global Security in the Twenty-first Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace

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Overview

This thoroughly updated edition of Global Security in the Twenty-first Century offers a balanced introduction to contemporary security dilemmas in the world. Sean Kay assesses the impact of the global economic crisis on international security and considers how the range of thinking about power and peace has evolved in relation to major flashpoints including in the Middle East, Asia, and Eurasia. Kay focuses especially on the implications of the election of Barack Obama and the changing role of the United States in global security. He builds on the first edition's emphasis on the role of trade and technology, the militarization of space, the privatization of security, the use of sanctions, ethnic conflict, and transnational crime. This edition goes even farther to incorporate traditional thinking about national security in the context of human rights, democracy, population, health, environment, energy, and especially education. Writing in an engaging style, Kay integrates traditional and emerging challenges in one easily accessible study that gives readers the tools they need to develop a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of global security.
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Editorial Reviews

Robert Pape
Sean Kay has written one of those rare studies that is truly as important as its subject. With clear-eyed prose, sober intelligence, and scholarly depth, he examines a comprehensive array of today's new global security challenges—illuminating every important issue of the day related to international peace and stability, from crucial new areas such as the security consequences of global warming and energy scarcity to perennial problems in the search for international peace and prosperity. Anyone looking to make an impact on international affairs should start here!
Jeffrey S. Lantis
I would rank Global Security in the Twenty-first Century as one of the finest textbooks on the market today for international security courses. It presents an innovative and effective balance of classic and contemporary dimensions of security. Another great asset is Kay's deft ability to combine theoretical approaches and policy-oriented questions and frameworks. His book offers an authoritative, thoughtful, and highly engaging discussion of critical issues in global security.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442206151
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 948,888
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sean Kay is professor of politics and government and chair of the International Studies Program at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is also a Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Global Security
Chapter 2: The Quest for Power
Chapter 3: The Search for Peace
Chapter 4: Great Powers and Grand Strategy
Chapter 5: Regional Flashpoints
Chapter 6: Technology and the Business of Security
Chapter 7: Asymmetric Conflict
Chapter 8: Human Security
Chapter 9: The Environment and Energy Security
Chapter 10: Meeting the Challenges of Power and Peace
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